updated 07:10 am EST, Fri November 14, 2008
Luna II ships in November
M-Audio has announced an update to its Luna microphone line, the Luna II professional cardioid studio condenser microphone. The new microphone will feature class-A, solid-state electronics and a 1.1-inch, 3-micron, evaporated-gold diaphragm with a brass capsule, and is geared towards capturing vocals, guitar, piano and other musical instruments. It will also include a -10dB pad that allows recording up to 140dB, handling high-intensity sources like kick drums and guitar amplifiers. The Luna II has a switchable low-frequency roll-off filter and each microphone can be matched to a second Luna II for stereo recording.
The made-in-the-USA microphone will ship in a wooden case with a heavy duty shock mount, and will be hand-assembled for quality assurance. The new microphone is expected to ship by the end of the month with a retail price of $400.