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

Larger Than Life

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 017 microphone delivers the classic sound that engineers have only imagined possible from a new microphone. With an honest and open top-end, smooth and graceful mid-range, and a powerful yet balanced low-end, the 017 is designed to be the perfect mic for vocals while quickly endearing itself to instrumentalists looking to capture their natural sound with flattering character.
Soyuz 017 TUBE
Female Vocals
Hear the 017 TUBE on vocals

Male Vocals




Double Bass



Try Soyuz In Your Own Studio


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.

017 FET

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

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.

Innovation Through Heritage

The engineers at Soyuz spent years honing their craft studying, servicing, and working on the classics. They poured all of their knowledge into creating the 017 Series’ custom S17 capsule– a special capsule with an honest and open top-end, smooth and graceful mid-range, and a powerful yet balanced low-end. The 017 Series’ S17 capsule features a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm that is based on the original K67 capsule developed in 1960. Soyuz has further developed the design, modifying how it is assembled and tuned. The result, when paired with Soyuz’s original schematic, is a capsule unlike any other.
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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.


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