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Chameleon Labs TS-2 Large Diaphragm Multi-pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

$789.00 MSRP

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The TS-2 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm tube condenser microphone of exceptional sonic clarity and rugged construction. It features newly designed vacuum tube electronics and a continuously variable pattern selector to provide a high level of versatility at an affordable price.

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

Included with your TS-2

  • TS-2 large diaphragm multi-pattern tube condenser microphone
  • AC power supply
  • TS-2 shock mount
  • 25-foot 7-pin microphone cable
  • AC power cable
  • Windscreen
  • Aluminum carrying case
  • One year warranty


The TS-2 performs exceptionally well as a warm vocal microphone, providing the detail necessary when recording the human voice.  It is equally precise when recording guitar and bass cabinets.

The TS-2’s continuously variable pattern selector enables you to alter the polar pattern of the microphone from omni, through cardioid, to figure eight. This added functionality allows for smooth adjustment of pick up field to your environment instead of the microphone dictating your microphone placement.

Electronic Features

Reminiscent of an enduring classic tube microphone, the TS-2 utilizes a 12AT7 vacuum tube to bring unsurpassed detail and depth to your recordings.  The adjustable Heater Voltage control customizes the tube to allow tailoring of the microphone to your tonal requirements. A precision voltage meter provides repeatability.

A specially designed, high-quality output transformer delivers an isolated, balanced output signal, minimizing the possibility of unwanted noise entering the preamplifier. A switchable pad at either 10dB or 20dB provides gain control.

Model TS-2 Specifications

Transducer Type:          1-inch diameter, gold sputtered diaphragm; 3-microns thick

Vacuum Tube:              12AT7 - high-frequency twin triode tube

Output impedance:        160 ohms

Sensitivity:                    -35dB

Noise:                          18.5dB-A

Maximum Output:         126dB SPL

Frequency Response:    20Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB

Power Requirements:    115 V.A.C. or 220 V.A.C. at 50Hz/60 Hz

Power consumption:     Approximately 5W – (44Ma)

TS-2 Polar Pattern & Frequency Response Chart (pdf)


TS-2 Review by Tony SanFilipo (Studio Auditions Aug 2007)

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


Chameleon Labs TS-2 Manual (pdf)

TS-2 Session Notes, Credits, and Photos (pdf)

Below are mono .wav files that can be listened to or downloaded onto your computer. These recordings were made by a third party while trying to choose his next large diaphragm mic. Thanks to Harvey at Cherry Valley Records for supplying the clips.

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.

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