- Item # 1498104
- Model # 017 FET
The 017 FET condenser represents the modern embodiment of the big, classic sound so highly prizedin vintage microphones. With their hand-machined and tensioned capsules, all Soyuz microphones are like… Learn More
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Handmade FET condenser.
The 017 FET condenser represents the modern embodiment of the big, classic sound so highly prizedin vintage microphones. With their hand-machined and tensioned capsules, all Soyuz microphones are likefine musical instrument and works of ar. They are completely handmade and enable detail to becaptured with stunning depth, warmth, and a silky transparence in the upper frequencies. These soniccharacteristics, inherent to the 017’s design, allow it to complement the subtle nuances of vocals andstrings while accurately capturing complex instruments with difficult transients across the entirefrequency spectrum.The 017 FET features a cardioid capsule with a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm; anomni-directional capsule is currently available, with additional patterns in development. As with allSoyuz microphones, the 017 TUBE is completely handmade: bodies and capsules are manuallymachined, transformers are wound in-house, and all wiring is true point-to-point.The 017 FET has quickly become the go-to vocal microphone of such artists as Coldplay, Radiohead,Shawn Mendes, the Lumineers, and Paramore, among others. Well-known producers and engineerswho have adopted it include Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck), Ryan Hewitt (RedHot Chili Peppers, the Lumineers, Lady Gaga), Sylvia Massy (Prince, Johnny Cash), and ButchWalker (Pink, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne) and many more.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 017 Series’ custom S17capsule. Featuring a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm, the S17 is loosely based on theoriginal K67 capsule developed in 1960. Far from creating another clone of a classic, however, Soyuzhas further developed the design, modifying its assembly and tuning. The result, when paired withSoyuz’s original schematic, is unique – and uniquely musical.The 017 Series is comprised of FET (field effect transistor) and tube (valve) powered models. Thoughthe FET and Tube models are similar – the two share identical capsules, form factors, and sonicsignatures – there are subtle differences between them. The 017 FET captures transients with asomewhat faster, tighter response; the 017 TUBE’s smoother, rounded top-end is perfect for sourcesrequiring warmth with slightly more coloration.
- 100% handmade in Russia;
- Proprietary toroidal transformer;
- 34mm gold sputtered diaphragm capsule;
- Optional capsule: omni;
- Optional pads: -10 dB, -15 dB, -20 dB.
- Heavy duty shock mount;
- Comes in a velvet-lined, hand-crafted Russian hardwood box.
Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Large Diaphragm FET Microphone (shock mount)
- Type - Condenser FET microphone
- Capsules- Two 34mm membranes (one gold sputtered);
- Frequency Range- 20Hz/20kHz;
- Polar Pattern - Cardioid (swappable) with optional omnidirectional capsule;
- Sensitivity- 15mV/Pa;
- Impedance- 200 Ohms;
- SPL- 140 dB;
- Equivalent Noise- 18 dB (a-weighted);
- Power- 48V Phantom;
- Size- 226mm length x 55mm diameter;
- Weight- 930g;
- Extras- wooden microphone box, power supply, 6 pin cable, shock mount, spare tube.