Universal Audio Sphere LX Modeling Microphone

A smaller sibling to UA's Sphere DLX, the Sphere LX mic gives you 20 must-have microphone models. Audition different mics before, during, and after tracking!

The UA Sphere LX modeling microphone system gives you the sound of classic mics used by everyone from The Beatles and Beyonce to Radiohead and Frank Sinatra, in a smaller, more affordable package.

Grab the Keys to the Ultimate Mic Locker:
Featuring 20 legendary mic models of Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony, and more, the Sphere LX gives your productions the most sought-after ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones ever made.

Find your Perfect Mic in Real Time with Apollo:
The Sphere LX lets you audition classic mics before, during, and after recording with any interface, in any DAW. And when paired with an Apollo interface, you can do this with near-zero latency.

Use Dual Mode for Classic Mic Pairings:
Blend the sound of two mono mics with Sphere LX's Dual Mode, and get rich-sounding mic combinations.

Reduce Room Sound for Better Recordings:
Easily tame room coloration for cleaner, more professional recordings using IsoSphere and its expert presets tailored for everything from your bedroom studio to popular isolation filters from sE Reflexion Filters, Aston Halo, Kaotica Eyeball, and more.

Built to Last a Lifetime:
With dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class, the Sphere LX outfits your studio with a premium, large-diaphragm condenser microphone, precision-built to deliver years of inspiration for your music, podcasts, and voiceovers.

Includes Everything you Need to Record:
Right out of the box, the Sphere LX mic gives you a 10' cable, read more mic stand mount, and carrying case, so you'll be creating with the sound of legendary mics in no time.

Features:

- Record with 20 of the most sought-after microphones ever made
- Change mic type, polar pattern, and other characteristics, even after tracking
- Use Dual Mode for rich-sounding mic combinations on snare drums and guitar cabs
- Add the ultimate modeling mic to your collection, with dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class


Get started with your Sphere mic with this 2-minute overview video:
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Each Sphere mic features dual capsules that output audio signals on two separate channels. Each Sphere mic channel requires a dedicated balanced mic preamp and 48V phantom power to operate properly. All Sphere mics include a custom breakout cable that delivers the two channels to twin XLR connectors.

Microphone Type: Modeling Condenser
Polar Pattern: Variable Dual Output
Frequency Range: 20 Hz20 kHz
Sensitivity: -39 dB (11 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: > 1 K Ohms
Self-Noise: 10 dBA
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 84 dB
Maximum SPL: 145 dB SPL, 1% THD
Dynamic Range: 135 dB
Capsule: 1" Diameter Dual Diaphragm
Phantom Power Requirements: 48 VDC, 3 mA typical
Connector: 5-Pin XLRM

Included Accessories:
- Mic Stand Mount, 10' (3m)
- Cable, Carrying Case

Dimensions:
- 7.7" (195 mm) length
- 2" (50 mm) diameter

Weight: 1.2 lbs (545 g)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MIC-UALX
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 4.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MIC-UALX
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 4.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MIC-UALX

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 831-440-1176
Web: https://help.uaudio.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 16, 2023 by 6kness Da Beast in ALAMEDA, CA

"Home Studios Get This Mic and Get It Right At The Source."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I rap and record vocals, I’m on the mixing journey learning from reading and watching tutorials. The thing that makes the most sense to me is get it right at the source. And let me tell you this mic does exactly that. I recorded my first song using it an I used Sony C-800 emulation on my lead vox, Neumann U87 modern emulation on my BG Vox, and the Neumann 103 emulation on the ad libs. Let me tell you I have to change my whole approach to mixing.The moves I would make mixing vocals recorded with my Aston Microphones Origin are not the moves I need to make with this mic. It sounds as good if not better than the Origins (no slight to the Origin, it’s a great mic for its price) processed vocals right out the box. And using it with my Apollo Solo printing the pultec EQ, la 2a and 1176 compressor the heavy lifting is already done I ruined my mix approaching the Sphere LX recording like I did the Origin. I listening to the tracking version I realize I don’t need to do much else to my vocals. I got it right at the source!The hardware is well built solid and the LED that lights up when it’s powered on makes you feel like you’re recording into a quality mic. UA has amazing hardware it’s the “middle man” software you have to use to get access to the plugins that suck.The most useful features are the plugin especially the iso sphere module I’m using the iso armor isolation chamber and the iso sphere module makes my recording sound like I’m in an ideal recording environment.The read more most un useful part is UA Connect app which you need to register the mic and get the Sphere mic collection plugin. UA Connect is not working on my iMac so I’m running the 14 day free trial of the plugin through my Apollo Solo but when that’s up The mic is just going to be a mic and for a $1000 I would choose a different mic for the sound of just one.

Value
I got it for $799 but If the Sphere plugin issues get resolved I would say it’s worth the money. If the emulation of $100,000 worth of microphones are 80% accurate that’s still $80,000 worth of microphones I’ll take it.

Manufacturer Support
Now the customer service is good but they have not helped me resolve the registration issue yet. I can’t use any of the UA plugins natively because of UA Connect I’m only accessing them from the limited DSP on my Apollo Solo. They did help me resolve some issues I was having but UA Connect hasn’t worked since August 14th when I got the Apollo Solo.

The Wow Factor
The sound quality, the look, the build quality, the flexibility, the options, and Iso sphere. This is a great mic for home studios pair it with a decent interface and you can make some good quality music and the more experienced you are the better your results will be. But even a beginner can do their thing with this mic.

Musical Background:
Song Writer, Recording Artist

Musical Style:
Rap/HIP Hop
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