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Soyuz Microphones' description of the Soyuz Microphones 1973 large diaphragm FET condenser microphone

Built With Love.

Do you miss the days when craftsmanship mattered? When work was done in-house. When a product went from idea to completion under the same roof, shepherded along by a single team with a common dream.

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.

Our mics are expensive and worth every penny. But until now they’ve been out of reach for many. So we set ourselves the goal of designing and building a Soyuz that could be sold for an affordable price. A people’s mic.

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 Capsule.

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 Resonator.

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 Design.

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 Pad.

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 Sound.

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.


Type: FET condenser microphone
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
Equivalent Noise: 18 dB (a-weighted)
Power: Phantom 48V
Size: 100mm length x 55mm diameter
Weight: 300g (single microphone)
Extras: Mic holder