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How It's Made

Golden Drop Capsule Technology

The soul of each JZ Microphones condenser microphone is the unique Golden Drop Capsule technology.

Using this innovation, the capsule’s diaphragm is lighter; therefore, it moves much faster and delivers more clarity, precision as well as reduces colorations and distortions.

Artists

Here's what grammy-level producers, artists and producers have to say about JZ Microphones:

THOM RUSSO - 16 Grammy Awards

"I found the entire line of JZ microphones to be a substantial step forward into new microphone technology, that not only compares to the "classics" we have all grown to love, but in some cases, almost beats them." 

MARC URSELLI - U2, Foo Fighters, Elton John

"I love the Black Hole microphone. It is such a versatile workhorse that I've been using it on all sorts of things. It has great detail and depth, it's very accurate and can take a lot in without breaking a sweat! It does very well when compared to many other mics that cost a lot more. It has definitely become one of my favorite microphones to use." 

ROB CHIARELLI - Christina Aguilera, Pink, Madonna

"The Amethyst is my new favorite microphone for electric guitars. Where have you been all my life? The Amethyst rocks!"

RAFA SARDINA - 15 Grammy Awards

"When it comes to microphones, I keep my Black Hole at the top of my mic arsenal. Truly stunning on acoustic instruments. So clear, smooth, and versatile. A real winner in all applications!"

ROMESH DODANGODA - Bring Me The Horizon, Motorhead, Funeral For A Friend

"The JZ V67 has become one of my main vocal mics. The amount of detail is outstanding and I keep picking it over some of the classic microphones! It’s an extremely balanced mic and makes any vocals I record with it so easy to mix."

SCOTT MICHAEL SMITH - IT 2, The Revenant, Transformers

"These mics truly sound great on everything. From orchestral recording to drum overheads, the Amethyst is a Swiss Army knife of recording. Warm, detailed, and useable in any situation."

JOSH NEWELL - Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Black Veil Brides

"The V67 is everything you'd want if you mixed a vintage tube with a modern mic: It has a full low midrange with a great top end. Great for guitars and bass (both acoustic and electric), and so good on vocals that I even liked how I sounded singing through it."

JOE CHICCARELLI - The White Stripes, The Strokes, Jason Mraz

"I’m loving the Amethyst mic. I’ve been having some good luck using it on backing vocals, acoustic guitar and snare drum overdubs. I love the midrange . It’s forward and aggressive but not harsh at all. Very unique sounding mic. A welcome addition to the mic locker." 

Our Story

JZ Microphones was established back in 2007, Riga, Latvia. After twenty years of relentless practice, research and work with many successful microphone models, lead designer Juris Zarins decided to use his experience and passion to create his own line of high quality hand-crafted studio recording microphones.

The products of JZ Microphones are a combination of open-minded, innovative approach to design and deep understanding of technology. JZ Microphones combine all critical elements of world-class microphone manufacturing: patented capsule technology, precision electronics and innovative industrial design.

The JZ Microphones manufacturing team itself is dedicated to music creation and very familiar with the recording process.

Mr. Juris Zarins:

“We understand sound as a language on an emotional level. Our team consists mostly of musicians or people who hold it dear to their hearts. It is what brings us together in huge concerts and can provide blissful comfort when we’re alone. We make our microphones with this in mind.

And as the sound lives in its own world and can be very complicated, our objective is to reduce the physical limitations of delivering it to your recording while keeping its complexity and beauty unaltered. We’re in this business for everyone who loves sound as much as we do.”

Trust us - Sound can be glorious, record it!

JZ stands for the initials of our microphone designer and guru – Mr. Juris Zarins.