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Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII SDC Tube Microphone

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Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

$665.00 MSRP

"I love the TS-1 Microphones. Seems like every session I do, I find an instrument that they sound great on."
-George Massenburg

The TS-1 MKII is a small diaphragm tube condenser microphone, unique in design, and versatile in application.  Driven by newly designed vacuum tube electronics and utilizing a U.S. made MIL-Spec 5840 NOS tube, the TS-1 MKII provides an unmatched combination of sparkle and warmth without the overly bright sonic qualities of other leading pencil condensers. 

Product Reviews

Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII SDC Tube Microphone Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII SDC Tube Microphone
The ADP-1 and TS-1H capsules shown in the photo above are not included in the TS-1 MKII kit.

The TS-1 MKII is a small diaphragm tube condenser microphone, unique in design, and versatile in application.  Driven by newly designed vacuum tube electronics and utilizing a U.S. made MIL-Spec 5840 NOS tube, the TS-1 MKII provides an unmatched combination of sparkle and warmth without the overly bright sonic qualities of other leading pencil condensers. 

Chameleon Labs' TS-1 and TS-2 Tube Microphones from Chameleon Labs on Vimeo.

Included with your TS-1 MKII

  • TS-1 MKII small diaphragm tube condenser microphone
  • AC power supply with adjustable tube heater voltage control
  • TS1-L Large Diaphragm capsule NOW INCLUDED FREE!!
  • Cardioid capsule
  • Omni capsule
  • TS-1 MKII shock mount
  • 25-foot 7-pin microphone cable
  • AC power cable
  • Windscreen
  • Aluminum carrying case
  • One year warranty

Accessories

TS-L: Large Diaphragm Capsule for TS-1 MKII

TS1-L: Large Diaphragm Capsule for TS-1 MKII - $259 MSRP

- Transforms the TS-1 MKII into a warm, vocal or bass instrument microphone
- Switchable Cardioid or Omni
- 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered diaphragm; 3-microns thick

TS-H: Hypercardioid Capsule for TS-1 MKII

Discontinued

TS-1H: Hypercardioid Capsule for TS-1 MKII

ADP-1: Capsule Adapter for TS-1 MKII

Discontinued

ADP-1: Capsule Adapter for TS-1 MKII

Will allow original CK Series capsules from AKG® to be mounted on the body of the TS-1.

Applications

The TS-1 MKII is excellent for accurately capturing a wide variety of instruments including stringed, percussion, wind instruments, and more.  This microphone responds extremely well to transients.  It performs flawlessly when recording toms and snares, or being used as an overhead pair.

Included with the TS-1 MKII are two interchangeable capsules, one cardioid, and the other an omni. The cardioid capsule is best used when you desire to pick up specific sound sources, such as one guitar within an ensemble. The omni capsule is used when you wish to pick up a wider area, such as a group of instruments.

The power supply's unique adjustable Heater Voltage control customizes the tube to allow tailoring of the microphone to your tonal requirements. A precision voltage meter provides repeatability.

Electronic Features

The TS-1 MKII is a plate loaded, triode-strapped, pentode design using a MIL SPEC NOS 5840 tube. With its capsules designed to withstand up to 130dB SPL, the TS-1 MKII can be used in very loud sonic environments without significant distortion.

Model TS-1 MKII Specifications
 
Transducer type:          Gold sputtered; 3 microns thick

Vacuum Tube:              U.S. Made MIL SPEC NOS 5840

Output impedance:       200 ohms

Sensitivity:                   -35dB (@ 1 KHz, re 0dB=1V/Pa)

Noise:                          19dB-A

Maximum Output:         130dB SPL

Frequency Response:    Cardioid capsule                70Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB
                                   Omni capsule                    30Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB
                                   Hypercardioid capsule        80Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB
                                   Large Diaphragm capsule   30Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB

TS-1 MKII Polar Pattern & Frequency Response Chart (pdf)

REVIEWS

NOTE: Review links below are for original TS-1

TS-1 Review by Paul White (Sound On Sound Magazine Sept 2009)

TS-1 Review by Jay Matheson (Studio Auditions Mar 2008)

TS-1 and TS-2 Dual Review by J.J. Blair (EQ Magazine Sept 2007)

TS-1 Review by John Baccigaluppi (TapeOp Magazine Jul/Aug 2007)

TS-1 Review by Mark Rubel (TapeOp Magazine Jul/Aug 2007)

DOWNLOADS

MANUALS

Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Manual (pdf)

WAVE FILES

NOTE: WAV files are recordings of original TS-1 -- TS-1 MKII audio samples Coming Soon!

Here are some mono .wav files that can be listened to or downloaded onto your computer. The files are named with the microphone that was used in the recording. To listen to a file, simply click on the filename. To download to your computer for comparison listening, right click on the filename and copy it to any location on your computer. You may then load these files into any audio program that will accept the .wav format.

:: Fiddle (FiddleTS-1.wav)
:: Fiddle (FiddleM147.wav)
:: Flute (FluteTS-1.wav)
:: Flute (FluteKM84.wav)
:: Acoustic Guitar (GuitarTS-1.wav)
:: Acoustic Guitar (GuitarKM84.wav)
 
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