At AES Los Angeles in booth #629, Soundelux USA released the U195 cardioid Class-A FET P48 microphone ($1,249 MSRP), a phantom-powered single, low-noise, wide-band FET mic coupled with Soundelux USA’s new k67 capsule, featuring a 1-inch dual symmetrical backplate. Based on the original Soundelux U195 in production from 1996 until 2006, and the Bock 195 that was in production from 2007 to 2014, the Soundelux USA U195 also maintains the FAT switch low-frequency control and the original mics’ massive output transformer.
While the U195 is based on the platform of a famous mic, this new Soundelux USA version was optimized: Soundelux removed the patterns, bandwidth restrictions, and atonal inharmonic FET bias system, and also multiplied the transformer size.
The U195 is said to offer a dynamic range of 111 dB, and its stated frequency range is 20 to 16k Hz, +/-2dB. Impedance is 200 ohms (true transformer balanced). Signal-to-noise ratio is stated as 81 dB A-weighted and 72 dB unweighted. Sensitivity is rated at 8mv/Pa. The also mic comes with a metal threaded stand mount.
For more information, go to www.bockaudio.com/soundelux.