Enfield, CT (Feb 16, 2005)–CharterOak Acoustic Devices, a subsidiary of Connecticut based CharterOak Entertainment Group, has announced the release of the SA538B and S600 vacuum tube condenser microphones.
The SA538B microphone is a variation of the company’s first product, the SA538–a side address dual diaphragm vacuum tube condenser microphone that employs the center terminated S-1 capsule. The SA538B employs the side terminated S-2 capsule type and as a result provides extended bass response and extremely smooth treble response.
The S600 microphone is a front address vacuum tube condenser and is sold in pairs with a dual power supply, two shock mounts and appropriate cables. The S600 employs the S-3 capsule. The S600 is excellent when used as a stereo overhead pair on the drum kit. The result is non-sibilant cymbals while picking up all of the transient peaks of the snare and tom-toms. The extended bass response of the S600 makes it an excellent choice for recording bass guitar and its particularly smooth treble response makes it a perfect choice for recording bright electric guitars.
The microphones are the brainchild of Studio 45 and CharterOak president Michael Deming. Deming crafted the original SA538 prototype from ideas he collected over his 15+ years as an independent producer.
“The SA538 was developed in order to meet my needs and the needs of my clients,” said Deming. “Once I achieved the sound I was looking for, I realized that I had a solution to a lot of the problems we typically run into in sessions.”
As with the SA538, the S600 and SA538B went through extensive testing and development. All CharterOak microphones are hand-assembled and inspected at the CharterOak facility in Connecticut. Additionally, each microphone is subject to a 7-day studio burn in before the mic is shipped to the customer.
“We are not looking to emulate the old classics,” added Deming. “We are creating the classics of tomorrow”.
For more information about the microphones, CharterOak Acoustic Devices or Studio 45, call 860-698-9794 or visit www.charteroakacoustics.com.