Soyuz Microphones' description of the Soyuz Microphones 023 Bomblet Deluxe condenser microphone (Limited Edition Brass Black)
023 BOMBLET Deluxe, Limited Edition Brass Black
In a nod to the history of our hometown of Tula, we’re reviving the same bluing process used for the initial Brass Black Series to create a special edition 023 Brass Black microphone.
The bluing process for the 023 Brass Black is truly something special. The team at Soyuz utilizes an upgraded brass version of the microphone’s traditional body and subjects it to a passivation process to achieve its unique hue and patina.
By oxidizing the brass, a protective coat of magnetite is formed on the mic’s body. The final result is a one-of-a-kind finish for a world-class FET microphone.
A New Look For A Timeless FET Mic
Aside from its stylish appearance and upgraded body, the 023 Brass Black is the same microphone that has won over engineers and musicians all over the world. This FET large diaphragm condenser has earned a reputation as a studio workhorse that expertly captures everything from guitar cabs and kick drums to vocals and strings with the same full-bodied sound at any distance.
Limited Edition of 80 Microphones Worldwide
Just like its predecessors, the 023 Brass Black will be made in an extremely limited edition production run. There will only be 80 023 Brass Black microphones made and divided for release all over the world.
Featuring a distinct blend of color and clarity, the Soyuz 023 BOMBLET condenser is perfect for capturing everything from drums to amplifiers. With its forgiving top-end, smooth midrange, and thick lows, the Bomblet complements the aggressive tonalities of brighter instruments – and vocals – without sacrificing transients or detail.
The Bomblet is one of the easiest microphones in the world to use. Regardless of placement and distance, you can expect a full and balanced sound. Its forgiving nature is what makes it the primary choice for singers looking for a warm, colorful texture without hiding the original tonality.
On louder and bass-heavy sources like electric guitar, kick drum, and bass amp, the Bomblet delivers a tight, full-bodied punch that will capture the low-end extension of your instrument with enough clarity to cut through a dense mix. Its custom transformer imparts a thickness and character that enhances the tone you’ve worked years crafting simply by hitting record.
The engineers at Soyuz have spent decades studying, servicing and building classic microphones; this unique pool of knowledge, craft and skill – combined with the ears of numerous musicians, producers and audio engineers – has culminated in the creation of the Bomblet’s custom S23 capsule. A different design than that of the 017 series, the S23 is Soyuz’ reimagining of Lomo’s Russian version of the CK12 capsule: with its thick low-end, pronounced mid-range, and detailed top end – one that is forgiving and flatters high frequency sources rather than exaggerating them.
- Thick low-end, pronounced mid-range, and smooth top-end
- Includes 20 dB pad for loud sources
- Custom large capsule designed and machined in-house
- Proprietary toroidal transformer imparts color and depth
- Comes in a hand-crafted Russian hardwood box
- 100% handmade at the Soyuz Base in Tula, Russia
Microphone Type: FET Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Diaphragm Size: 1.29" (33mm) Capsule
Frequency Range: 30Hz-18kHz
Max SPL: 140dB SPL
Output Impedance: 190 ohms
Dimensions: 7.63" x 1.85" (187x47mm)
Weight: 475 grams
Included Accessories: Wooden Microphone Suitcase, Custom Shockmount, Mic Clip, -20 db pad ,