Lauten Audio has announced the V2 release of its Series Black family of microphones , including the LA-120 transformerless condenser , LA-220 FET condenser , and LA-320 Tube condenser microphones .
Each microphone maintains its through-hole circuitry and customcrafted Lauten Audio capsule while adding several customer-requested functional and aesthetic improvements . All three microphones in the Series Black family now feature polished and engraved nickel headbaskets , while the LA-320 exterior has been completely redesigned — signaling its relationship to Lauten Audio ’ s flagship Eden LT-386 tube microphone . The silk-screened labeling found on the LA-120 , LA-220 , and LA-320 has been replaced by hand-filled lettering and now includes a hallmark Lauten Audio inset badge .
In addition to material and aesthetic improvements , the LA-220 and LA-320 microphones also gain a redesigned , openface shock mount system that improves isolation , flexibility , and long-term reliability .