Soyuz Microphones' description of the Soyuz Microphones 1973 large diaphragm FET condenser microphone
Built With Love.
So do we. That’s why we make our mics the way we do.
It’s less efficient than outsourcing to large factories overseas. But the results…ahhh the results! They makes it all worthwhile.
A Forever Microphone.
We optimized where we could. We included only what was essential and we were able to create a less expensive microphone that we could be truly proud of.
We present to you, the Soyuz 1973.
Reviving The Golden Age Of FETs.
Inspired by the golden age of FET mics, the 1973 features a version of our now legendary Bomblet capsule, who’s lineage began in the AKG factory in 1953, was refined by LOMO in the early 1970s and was then further redesigned by our own white-coated engineers.
The 1973 is a high-end yet affordable LDC microphone that features a handmade capsule and world-class build quality. Like the other mics in the Soyuz family, the 1973 is neither a copy nor a clone but rather a “modern classic”. It was developed and built in the old fashioned way: in-house with maximum attention to detail and no corners cut.
The 1973 features a version of our own S23 capsule. The S23 is a completely unique capsule with a very interesting history. In the early 1970s LOMO redesigned an AKG CK12 capsule, giving it three backplates in order to increase consistency. In 2015 our Soyuz engineers redesigned it for the 023 Bomblet and have now further adapted it for the 1973.
The 1973 features a custom resonator that reduces unwanted resonance and also adds a degree of plosive protection, making the 1973 extremely well suited for vocals, voiceovers and podcasts.
The form factor of the 1973 makes it perfect for miking those hard-to-reach places. The 1973 is solid, compact and extremely durable— built to last a lifetime.
The 1973 has both a -10 and -20 dB pad, making it well suited for high volume sources such as kick drums and amps.
The 1973 features a transformerless design and has the lowest self-noise of any of our microphones. Nonetheless, it retains what many people call “the Soyuz Sound,” with lows that are present but not boomy, a midrange that’s forward but not boxy, and a high end that’s open and airy without being harsh.
Capsule: Two 33mm membranes (one gold sputtered)
Frequency Range: 30Hz / 18kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Pad: -10dB / -20dB
Sensitivity: 24.5 mV/Pa
Impedance: 150 Ohms
SPL: 140 dB
Power: Phantom 48V
Size: 100mm length x 55mm diameter
Weight: 300g (single microphone)
Extras: Mic holder