What Are They?
They are CTL-15 tube microphones whose unique transformerless design assures a high-voltage line-level unbalanced output. Based on the time-tested fixed-diagramme M7 & M8 capsules, the CTL-15s were developed and hand-made by sound producer Nikita Ivanov-Noman.
The package includes two CTL-15 microphones: one with cardioid and one with figure-of-eight fixed-diagramme capsules; a mic case; a power unit with a power cord; a passive unbalanced attenuator for level adjustment; and two hand-picked sound cords. See details->
Optionally the package can include a passive attenuator with a balanced transformer output and a tube transformerless buffer amplifier with 200 Ohm balanced output. The option permits interfacing with regular balanced systems. See details->
Unique Features of the New Microphone System
• Unbalanced high-voltage signal pass architecture.
• A very large 10-60 V magnitude of its unbalanced output signal, against the conventional 5-40 mV balanced level, keeps the sounding of voice and instruments full, natural, and with all microdynamic details there.
• The system combines such seemingly incompatible features as an amazingly soft and deep sounding and magnificent relief and micronuances.
• Because the power cord is connected to the mic without a plug the friction noise of the contacts is reduced. See details->
| Over years of operational development of the CTL-15s in studio the system unfailingly demonstrated its superiority over conventional balanced low-voltage mics.
| The sound performance of the Neumann M7 capsule can be appreciated listening to Ella Fitzgerald.s old recordings made with its help.
Available are CTL-15 studio recordings of various singers in different genres.
Demonstration can be easily organized, just write me.
Sound example Aquarium - Two Trains (apple losseless, need QuickTime player)
Video example Aquarium - Day of Joy
|Owing to their unique design and performance,
the microphones are sold to the highest bidder,
the starting price being 8,500 euros.
Please e-mail your inquiries and offers to firstname.lastname@example.org