DIY Microphone Capsules  

Each capsule backplate is precision machined and hand lapped to extremely tight tolerances then sent to the Luke Audio “Clean Room” to build. In the “Clean Room” each diaphragm is made by stretching a piece of 1 Micron thin Mylar and coating it with a layer of pure Platinum via our state of the art Cressington sputter coater machine. Each capsule is meticulously assembled, tested through a vigorous and time consuming process, and fine tuned to ensure each capsule of a given type is exactly the same as every other one produced by Luke Audio. The Capsule is the most important part of the microphone. It is the head of the chain and the transducer that physically interacts and captures the movement of air from the source material. If the capsule is not the absolute best (as in most microphones which use the same mass produced imported capsules) then you must compensate for the below par capsule in the construction of the circuitry or furthermore with EQ, therefore loosing some of the life and reality that is present with a “perfect capsule”. At Luke Audio we pride ourselves on building only the “perfect capsule”.

LA-1 (CK12)

LA-1
The Luke Audio LA-1 capsule is a modern redesign of the legendary CK12 edge terminated capsule found in vintage greats such as the AKG C12, AKG 414, and Telefunken ELAM 250/251. Give your budget Chinese microphone or any LDC mic that 251 vibe everyone wants!!! 
  • 1 Micron Mylar
  • Platinum sputtered
  • Hand-built
  • Precision-tuned
  • Edge terminated
  • Dual diaphragms (multi-pattern capable)
  • No mounting hardware or saddle included
  • Free installation and tuning if desired

LA-4 (K47)

LA-4

The Luke Audio LA-4 capsule is a modern redesign of the legendary K47 center terminated capsule found in vintage greats such as the Neumann/Telefunken U47 and U47 FET. Give your budget Chinese microphone or any LDC mic that vintage U47 vibe everyone wants!!!

  • 1 Micron Mylar
  • Platinum sputtered
  • Hand-built
  • Precision-tuned
  • Center terminated
  • Dual diaphragms (multi-pattern capable)
  • No mounting hardware or saddle included
  • Free installation and tuning if desired

LA-6 (K67)

LA-6

The Luke Audio LA-6 capsule is a modern redesign of the legendary K67 center terminated capsule found in vintage greats such as the Neumann U67 and U87. Give your budget Chinese microphone or any LDC mic that mintage U67 vibe everyone wants!!!

  • 1 Micron Mylar
  • Platinum sputtered
  • Hand-built
  • Precision-tuned
  • Center terminated
  • Dual diaphragms (multi-pattern capable)
  • No mounting hardware or saddle included
  • Free installation and tuning if desired

$249.99 ea