The TS-1 is a small diaphragm tube condenser microphone, unique in design, and versatile in application. Driven by newly designed vacuum tube electronics, the TS-1 provides an unmatched combination of sparkle and warmth without the overly bright sonic qualities of other leading pencil condensers.
A hypercardioid capsule is also available as an optional accessory. An optional adaptor, model number ADP-1, will allow original CK Series capsules from AKG® to be mounted on the body of the TS-1.
The TS-1 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 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 TS-1 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 can be used in very loud sonic environments without significant distortion.
Model TS-1 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)
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
WAVE FILES 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.