Josephine

VIDEO & AUDIO

*These videos feature the original, larger Josephine model, but the sound quality is the same.

Newly redesigned with a smaller ring for better onstage usability.

"We’ve learned a lot over the last two years about improving feedback rejection and usability onstage. I’ve always loved Josephine’s bold geometry and wanted to revisit it with a design that is extremely practical for live stage use. I love that she’s sleek, eye-catching, and incorporates all we’ve learned about building the best mics for live acoustic music.” –Philip Graham

Read the Press Release Here

Large-diaphragm condenser microphone spring-suspended in a large, elegant copper ring. Tuned for live performance use, ideal for micing small acoustic ensembles.

Josephine has the clarity, gain, feedback resistance, and full, natural frequency response to change the game when it comes to live single-mic situations. She has a pleasing high end with no harshness, and a sound that performers, audiences, and engineers all describe as astonishingly natural. 

She can also bring that winning sound into the studio, capturing vocals and acoustic instruments with straightforward clarity.

Acoustically identical to Louise and the various bike gear models. For a slightly warmer, mellower sound for the same applications, consider Myrtle.

$599

FEATURES

  • Hand-made microphone with unique appearance
  • Capsule and electronics tuned for close vocal use on the loudest of stages with excellent feedback rejection
  • Internal shock dampers for minimal handling noise
  • Integral silk and mesh pop filter, for effective control of plosives without loss of clarity
  • Transformerless FET fully balanced electronics
  • Highest quality hand-wired electronic components - film caps, precision resistors, hand tested and matched transistors, with component values tuned for the individual circuit.

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

Ideal for single-micing a small acoustic ensemble, including acoustic instruments and multiple vocalists on stage or in studio.

NOTABLE USERS

Elvis Costello


TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • TRANSDUCER TYPE: condenser, large (26 mm) diaphragm
  • POLAR PATTERN: cardioid
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 - 17K hz (-3dB)
  • SENSITIVITY: -38.8dB (11 mV/Pa)
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:  <50 Ohm
  • NOISE LEVEL (A-weighted): <17 dBA
  • POWER REQUIREMENT: +48V phantom power
  • WEIGHT: 1 lb (6.1 lbs cased)
  • DIMENSIONS: 12” x 8 1/2” x 3”; head is 3” in diameter
  • SKU: ETL-JOSEPHINE
  • View product info with polar pattern & frequency plot

ACCESSORIES:

INCLUDED

  • Metal tool case with foam padding, 15” x 10” x 4 1/2"
  • Mic clip

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