Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357 FET Condenser Microphone

Get that classic FET condenser sound plus a touch of modern airiness! Made in California, the Lauten Clarion FC-357 multi-pattern mic shines on vocal tracks.

The Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357 large-diaphragm studio vocal microphone blends classic and modern FET sound. It features a uniquely tuned frequency response that produces the smooth natural character found in classic FET condenser microphones with a touch of smooth modern airiness.


Lauten's custom designed 35mm capsule has a sultry vintage timbre with just the right amount of air. Ideal for use on vocals, percussion and bass guitar, this twin diaphragm design captures sounds with depth, realism and exceptional transient response.


Extending the versatility of the Clarion is a three-position gain switch. The +10dB selection is ideal for use with quiet sound sources and consumer-grade audio interfaces where more character from the microphone itself is desired. The -10dB selection is useful when more color and saturation from a high-end preamp is desired, or when paired with very loud sounds. Set to 0, the output of the Clarion is at its default output selection.


Polar patterns have a significant impact on the sound of a microphone because each selection determines what the microphone hears. A Cardioid selection will focus all of a microphone's attention directly to where it is pointed. This is the most commonly used polar pattern for sound sources such as vocals and bass. Figure-8 and Omnidirectional selections allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured in a read more more open, natural or authentic way. These patterns are extremely useful when recording acoustic instruments like guitar, piano, or drums.


The Clarion signal path is populated with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors, a US made low-noise FET, and a custom wound output transformer that puts the finishing touches on every sound that passes through its copper windings. The result is a full, smooth, mix-ready sound brimming with life and ready for anything.


After being hand-polished, the Clarion's 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.


Each Clarion is lovingly designed and built to last a lifetime in Silicon Valley, CA by the Lauten Audio family.
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Type: Pressure gradient FET condenser
Capsule: 35mm dual diaphragm
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure-8
Freq. Response: 25 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range: 120dB minimum
Max. SPL (0.5% THD @ 1000 Hz): 130 dB
Impedance: <200 ohms
Self-noise level: < 12dB(A)
Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa OR -36-2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1KHz
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Finish: Cerakote (Ceramic)
Power: Requires 48v Phantom Power

Ideal for Use On:
- Male Vocals
- Female vocals
- Kick Drum
- Bass Guitar
- Acoustic Guitar

In the Box:
- Wooden Case
- Clarion
- Shock Mount
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CLARION FC-357

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 877-721-7018


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