Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Thick low-end, pronounced mid-range, and smooth top-end
Custom large capsule designed and machined in-house
Proprietary toroidal transformer imparts color and depth
Includes 20 dB pad for loud sources
Comes in a hand-crafted Russian hardwood box
100% handmade at
the Soyuz Base in Tula, Russia
Adele, Ariana Grande, Keith Urban
Wow. Quite blown away by the sound. I compared the 023 and 017 to my holy grail 47 and 251, and they happily live on the same city block, which is a tiny snobby elitist block!!!!
Featuring a distinct blend of color and clarity, the Soyuz 023 condenser is perfect for capturing everything from drums to amplifiers. With its forgiving top-end, smooth midrange, and thick lows, The 023 complements the aggressive tonalities of brighter instruments – and vocals – without sacrificing transients or detail.
The 023 is an exceptionally easy microphone to use: it captures a full, balanced sound, regardless of placement and distance. An exceptionally forgiving sonic profile makes it an excellent choice for singers seeking a warm, colorful texture that is, nonetheless, true to the source. On louder and bass-heavy sources like electric guitar amplifiers, kick drums, and bass amplifiers, the 023 delivers a tight, full-bodied punch that captures the low-end extension of instruments with the clarity to cut through a dense mix. In addition, the proprietary Soyuz transformer imparts a thickness and character that enhances and complements sources that generally demand accuracy: cello, upright bass, bass clarinet, trombone and so forth.
IN YOUR OWN STUDIO
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 023's custom S23 capsule. A different design than that of the 017 series, the S23 is Soyuz’ reimagining of Lomo’s Russian version of the CK12 capsule: with its thick low-end, pronounced mid-range, and detailed top-end – one that is forgiving and flatters high-frequency sources rather than exaggerating them – we believe that we have improved upon a classic.
Tube condenser microphone
Two 33mm membranes (one gold sputtered)
30Hz / 18kHz
18 dB (a-weighted)
194mm length x 47mm diameter
510g (single microphone)
Wooden microphone box, -20 dB pad, mic holder