The ultimate in recording capability, the OCEANUS LT-381 is a transformerless twin tube and transistor hybrid microphone that captures your sound with precision and warmth. This hybridized reimagination of the tube microphone utilizes an NOS Pentode tube for gain staging, a low-noise FET for signal division, and a balanced vacuum tube output in place of a transformer. To maintain temperature balance within this unique signal path, both tubes are secured in a milled aluminum isolation chamber.
ONE OF A KIND CAPSULE
The capsule of a microphone captures music’s most meaningful moments and converts them into electricity with relentlessly unforgiving results. Our precision-crafted 38mm capsule is one of the largest in the world -- a one of a kind super-transducer designed in Silicon Valley and tuned by hand to capture the spirit, soul and wonder of a performance with unprecedented authenticity and realism.
9 SELECTABLE POLAR PATTERNS
Polar patterns have a significant impact on the sound of microphone because each selection determines what the microphone hears. The Oceanus is equipped 9 selectable polar patterns varying from Omni to Cardioid to Figure-8. A Cardioid selection will focus all of the microphone’s attention directly to where it is pointed. This is the most commonly used polar pattern for sound sources such as vocals. Figure-8 and Omnidirectional selections allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured in a more open, natural or authentic way. These patterns are extremely useful for recording acoustic sound sources like guitar, piano, or drums.
The Oceanus signal path is populated with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors, NOS and new production vacuum tubes, and a US made low-noise FET. The result is a clear, open, multidimensional sound that jumps out of a mix.
After being hand-polished, the Oceanus’ solid brass enclosure is hand finished with a durable, non-toxic ceramic coating and baked in an oven for curing before final assembly, burn-in, and testing.
BUILT AND TESTED IN SILICON VALLEY
Each new Oceanus is lovingly designed and built to last a lifetime in Silicon Valley, CA by the Lauten Audio family.