Luke Audio AL-Y56 Tube Microphone System

Luke Audio AL-Y56 Tube Microphone System

Luke Audio AL-Y56 Tube Microphone System

B&H # LUALY56 MFR # AL-Y56
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The AL-Y56 Tube Microphone System from Luke Audio features a large diaphragm, tube condenser microphone with three distinctly-voiced, interchangeable, hand-built capsules. It is designed for use in pro studios, home studios, broadcast, and live applications. The system features a 6072a vacuum tube, an 11.5:1 output transformer, and a 10 dB pad. The Electro-Harmonix 6072a vacuum tube is a low-noise, dual-triode tube.

The included black/white, tweed, 7-pin XLR cable comes with gold connectors and large gauge wires. The circuit consists of a polystyrene input coupling capacitor from the capsule, Elna, Wima, and Nichicon capacitors throughout, 1% resistors from PRP and Ohmite throughout, and an Erse polypropylene output capacitor pushing the custom-wound 11.5:1 output transformer.

Three distinctly-voiced, large-diaphragm, hot-swappable capsules (A1, A2, and A3)
A1 features an edge-terminated dual backplate designed to deliver a bright, airy, and open feel
A2 features a center-terminated dual backplate designed for a more mid-focused, punchy sound
A3 features a center-terminated single backplate designed to yield a full-bodied, warm, vintage character
Each capsule's backplate is precision machined and hand lapped
Each diaphragm is made by stretching a piece of 1-micron thin Mylar and coating it with a layer of pure platinum
EHX 6072a tube
Custom 11.5:1 transformer
In the Box
Luke Audio AL-Y56 Tube Microphone System
  • Power Supply
  • 7-Pin XLR Cable
  • Wooden Mic Box
  • Wooden Capsule Box
  • Aluminum Flight Case
  • Shockmount
  • Windscreen
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Luke Audio AL-Y56 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Tube Yes

    EHX 6072a

    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Cardioid: 76 dB 
    Cardioid: 73 dB 
    Cardioid: 73 dB 

    A1, A2, and A3 capsules in order from top to bottom

    Maximum SPL Cardioid: 136 dB SPL
    Cardioid: 140 dB SPL
    Cardioid: 138 dB SPL

    A1, A2, and A3 capsules in order from top to bottom

    Pad -10 dB
    Impedance 100 Ohms

    <100 Ohms

    Sensitivity Cardioid: -33 dB
    Cardioid: -36 dB
    Cardioid: -36 dB

    A1, A2, and A3 capsules in order from top to bottom

    Low-Cut Filter None
    General
    Length 10.4" / 264.16 mm
    Weight 30.55 oz / 866 g

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