Lomo 19A-18
vintage cardioid tube condenser (1975) x2

Russian vacuum tube condenser with smooth high-frequency representation. Very clear on bright acoustic instruments without exhibiting harsh qualities. Works extremely well for violin/viola, flute, Leslie cabinet, and spaced-pair drumkit miking. Odd-looking, with end-firing capsules slightly separated from the body, somewhat resembling a lightsaber. These have original Lomo capsules, hefty RTT 110v-compatible power supplies, and were used at a Ukrainian radio station.