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017 series

017
Series

Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone
FET $1999 USD
TUBE $3999 USD
  • Open and graceful top-end, warm midrange, full and balanced low-end
  • Meticulous point-to-point “wire wrap” circuitry
  • Custom large capsule designed and machined in-house
  • Proprietary toroidal transformer imparts color and depth
  • Comes in a hand-crafted Russian hardwood oak suitcase
  • 100% handmade at the Soyuz Base in Tula, Russia
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Larger Than Life

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Nigel Godrich
Radiohead, Beck
I put it [the SU-017] up against my best tube U47 – which is my all time favourite mic... What was crazy was just how close sounding your mic was to the best mic in the world... I would definitely say that I would use this mic over many others in practical use.

The Tsar of Mics

The classic sound of the 017 was previously considered impossible to achieve with new microphones. Engineers routinely spent small fortunes on vintage condensers and fought to keep them operational as they aged as new models – and even reissues – were often not imbued with the same desired characteristics despite their hefty price tags. This is not surprising: manufacturing techniques have changed, why wouldn’t the results? With its open top-end, smooth mid-range, powerful – yet balanced – low-end, and remarkably robust build quality, the 017 is destined to be the future benchmark of that elusive mixture of accuracy and sonic flattery that has sent vintage prices soaring.
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Hear the 017 TUBE on vocals

Hear the 017 Series

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Male Vocals

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Piano

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Making The 017 Capsule

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Building The 017 FET

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TUBE
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FET

The 017 Series is comprised of FET (field effect transistor) and tube (valve) powered models. Though the FET and Tube models are similar – the two share identical capsules, form factors, and sonic signatures – there are subtle differences between them. The 017 FET captures transients with a somewhat faster, tighter response; the 017 TUBE’s smoother, rounded top-end is perfect for sources requiring warmth with slightly more coloration.
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017 FET

The green-badged 017 FET comes in a wooden case with a custom, hand-machined shock mount.
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017 TUBE

The blue-badged 017 TUBE comes in a wooden case with a custom, hand-machined shock mount, special 6-pin cable, power supply, and extra 6ZH1P pentode tube.
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A Heritage of Innovation; a Tradition of Excellence

The engineers at Soyuz have spent decades studying, servicing, and building classic microphones; Soyuz’ machinists are the best in the world. 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 S17 capsule. Featuring a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm, the S17 is loosely based on the original K67 capsule developed in 1960. Far from creating another clone of a classic, however, Soyuz has further developed the design, modifying its assembly and tuning. The result, when paired with Soyuz’s original schematic, is unique – and uniquely musical.
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Handcrafted

As with all Soyuz microphones, 017 Series microphones are completely handmade: bodies and capsules are manually machined and transformers are wound in-house in Tula, Russia.

Specifications

Type: Tube condenser microphone
Capsules: Two 34mm membranes (one gold sputtered)
Frequency Range: 20Hz/20kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa
Impedance: 270 Ohms
SPL: 120 dB Equivalent Noise - 20 dB (a-weighted)
Tube Type: 6ZH1P
Power: Dedicated power supply - BP – 017
Size: 226mm length x 55mm diameter
Weight: 950g
Extras: wooden oak suitcase, power supply with -20db pad, 6 pin cable, custom shock mount and clip