Soyuz 023 Bomblet
Featuring a distinct blend of color and clarity, the Soyuz 023 BOMBLET condenser is perfect for capturing everything from drums to amplifiers. With its forgiving top-end, smooth midrange, and thick lows, the Bomblet complements the aggressive tonalities of brighter instruments – and vocals – without sacrificing transients or detail.
The Bomblet 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 Bomblet 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.
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 Bomblet’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.
As with all Soyuz microphones, the Bomblet is completely handmade: bodies and capsules are manually machined and transformers are wound in-house in Tula, Russia. The Bomblet’s unique character comes from the triple back plate system which is unlike any other capsule in production.
Also available is the Bomblet 023 Deluxe Set that includes a custom oak case, custom shock-mount and cable
Features & Specs:
- Type: Condenser microphone
- Capsules: Two 33mm membranes (one gold sputtered)
- Frequency Range: 30Hz/18kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 25 mV/Pa
- Impedance: 190 Ohms
- SPL -140 dB
- Equivalent Noise: 18 dB (a-weighted)
- Power: 48V Phantom
- Size: 194mm length x 47mm diameter
- Weight: 510g
- Extra: Wooden microphone box, -20 dB pad, mic holder