The Amethyst

The Amethyst

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Discover full and rich vintage sound that sits in the mix without EQ

Premium quality 1" condenser microphone

Golden Drop Technology™

Premium quality 1" condenser microphone

Golden Drop Technology™

Class A discrete amplifier circuit

Class A discrete amplifier circuit

Extremely low self-noise

Advanced shock-mount technology

Handcrafted

Handcrafted

"The Amethyst will shine where you may normally go with a U67."

CLASSIC WARM SOUND LOVED THROUGH DECADES

Revered by top professionals in the industry The Amethyst gives you that classic vintage sound attributed to the golden age of music.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE WHEN COMPROMISE ISN'T AN OPTION

While simultaneously offering state-of-the-art components and showcasing the possibilities of modern technology, each and every Amethyst is carefully hand-made by our senior craftsmen and thoroughly tested until there are absolutely no doubts about the end result!

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

The technology behind Violet products has a long history.

It has been tested and polished for more than 30 years and today combines best technical solutions traditionally found in classic microphones as well as widely recognized, innovations and improvements, achieved through painstaking research and application.

CLASSIC WARM SOUND LOVED THROUGH DECADES

Revered by top professionals in the industry The Amethyst gives you that classic vintage sound attributed to the golden age of music.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE WHEN COMPROMISE ISN'T AN OPTION

While simultaneously offering state-of-the-art components and showcasing the possibilities of modern technology, each and every Amethyst is carefully hand-made by our senior craftsmen and thoroughly tested until there are absolutely no doubts about the end result!

THIS IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE WHEN COMPROMISE ISN'T AN OPTION

While simultaneously offering state-of-the-art components and showcasing the possibilities of modern technology, each and every Amethyst is carefully hand-made by our senior craftsmen and thoroughly tested until there are absolutely no doubts about the end result!

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

The technology behind JZ Microphones products has a long history.

It has been tested and polished for more than 30 years and today combines best technical solutions traditionally found in classic microphones as well as widely recognized, innovations and improvements, achieved through painstaking research and application.

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

The technology behind Violet products has a long history.

It has been tested and polished for more than 30 years and today combines best technical solutions traditionally found in classic microphones as well as widely recognized, innovations and improvements, achieved through painstaking research and application.

AMETHYST FEATURES

The Amethyst is a premium class large diaphragm condenser microphone ready to offer that classic vintage vibe, loved throughout decades.

True electrostatic Golden Drop™ capsule provides crystal clear and transparent sound without harshness.

The Amethyst is a premium class large diaphragm condenser microphone ready to offer that classic vintage vibe, loved throughout decades.

True electrostatic Golden Drop™ capsule provides crystal clear and transparent sound without harshness.

Class A discrete electronics for maximum performance, durability and extremely low self-noise.

Class A discrete electronics for maximum performance, durability and extremely low self-noise.

Built by hand, using only the best, most carefully selected electronic components, each and every JZ Microphones product allow you to fully capture the very essence of the performance.

Built by hand, using only the best, most carefully selected electronic components, each and every JZ Microphones product allow you to fully capture the very essence of the performance.

SINERGY OF TRADITION
AND INNOVATION

The technology behind JZ Microphones products has a long history. It has been tested and polished for more than 30 years and today combines best technical solutions traditionally found in classic microphones as well as widely recognized, innovations and improvements, achieved through painstaking research and application.

The successful marriage between the old and the new gives you a microphone that truly belongs in the 21st century and is able to achieve the level of sound quality demanded in today’s industry.

"This mic was the last one standing after several shoot-outs. It really sounds huge.. well done!!!"

S. HUSKY HOSKULDS - Grammy Award-winning engineer

"This mic was the last one standing after several shoot-outs. It really sounds huge.. well done!!!"

S. HUSKY HOSKULDS - Grammy Award-winning engineer

GOLDEN DROP TECHNOLOGY

The soul of each and every Amethyst microphone is the unique Golden Drop Capsule technology.
Using this innovation, the capsule’s diaphragm is lighter; therefore, it moves much faster and deliver more clarity, precision as well as reduce colorations and distortions.

GOLDEN DROP TECHNOLOGY

The soul of each and every Amethyst microphone is the unique Golden Drop Capsule technology.
Using this innovation, the capsule’s diaphragm is lighter; therefore, it moves much faster and deliver more clarity, precision as well as reduce colorations and distortions.

GOLDEN DROP TECHNOLOGY

The soul of each and every Amethyst microphone is the unique Golden Drop Capsule technology.
Using this innovation, the capsule’s diaphragm is lighter; therefore, it moves much faster and deliver more clarity, precision as well as reduce colorations and distortions.

REVIEWS

REVIEWS

"I think the versatile Amethyst Vintage is a first pick for solo vocals of all kinds. This mic will shine where you may normally go with a U67: when fullness and presence are required. With quality construction, superior design, a great sound and a reasonable street price, I recommend this mic to update old veterans’ closets, as well as the “my first great vocal mic” for aspiring professionals."

PROAUDIO REVIEW

"Detailed sound with excellent resolution. Very low self-noise. Elegant and effective shockmount design. Well-balanced frequency response."

SOUND ON SOUND

"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.

SCOTT MICHAEL SMITH
The Revenant, IT 2, Transformers

"This mic was the last one standing after several shoot-outs. It really sounds huge.. well done!!!"

S. HUSKY HOSKULDS
Grammy Award-winning engineer

"It's a wonderful mic, it has a very deep and solid low end, it sounds huge and tight without being muddy, the mids and highs are very clear, defined and open in a natural way, it is bright but not in a bad way, clean without "coloration" but not at all sterile. I find this mic useful for just about anything.. it's a workehorse mic..kind of a U87..just "better"

GEARSLUTZ

"I think the versatile Amethyst Vintage is a first pick for solo vocals of all kinds. This mic will shine where you may normally go with a U67: when fullness and presence are required. With quality construction, superior design, a great sound and a reasonable street price, I recommend this mic to update old veterans’ closets, as well as the “my first great vocal mic” for aspiring professionals."

PROAUDIO REVIEW

"Detailed sound with excellent resolution. Very low self-noise. Elegant and effective shockmount design. Well-balanced frequency response."

SOUND ON SOUND

"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.

SCOTT MICHAEL SMITH
The Revenant, IT 2, Transformers

"This mic was the last one standing after several shoot-outs. It really sounds huge.. well done!!!"

S. HUSKY HOSKULDS
Grammy Award-winning engineer

"It's a wonderful mic, it has a very deep and solid low end, it sounds huge and tight without being muddy, the mids and highs are very clear, defined and open in a natural way, it is bright but not in a bad way, clean without "coloration" but not at all sterile. I find this mic useful for just about anything.. it's a workehorse mic..kind of a U87..just "better"

GEARSLUTZ

"I think the versatile Amethyst Vintage is a first pick for solo vocals of all kinds. This mic will shine where you may normally go with a U67: when fullness and presence are required. With quality construction, superior design, a great sound and a reasonable street price, I recommend this mic to update old veterans’ closets, as well as the “my first great vocal mic” for aspiring professionals."

PROAUDIO REVIEW

"Detailed sound with excellent resolution. Very low self-noise. Elegant and effective shockmount design. Well-balanced frequency response."

SOUND ON SOUND

"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.

SCOTT MICHAEL SMITH
The Revenant, IT 2, Transformers

"This mic was the last one standing after several shoot-outs. It really sounds huge.. well done!!!"

S. HUSKY HOSKULDS
Grammy Award-winning engineer

"It's a wonderful mic, it has a very deep and solid low end, it sounds huge and tight without being muddy, the mids and highs are very clear, defined and open in a natural way, it is bright but not in a bad way, clean without "coloration" but not at all sterile. I find this mic useful for just about anything.. it's a workehorse mic..kind of a U87..just "better"

GEARSLUTZ

TOP APPLICATIONS

VOCALS

Classic vintage sound with solid low bottom and crispy highs allows the user to produce world-class records, be it spoken word, singing or any other kind of vocal performance.

ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS & STRINGS

Praised by top-level producers and sound engineers, The Amethyst give the right amount of crispiness and airiness for your acoustic guitar and string recordings without losing lows.

GRAND PIANO

A must-have microphone for this popular application, admired by producers, sound engineers and artists for its rich and detailed vintage sound.

VOCALS

Classic vintage sound with solid low bottom and crispy highs allows the user to produce world-class records, be it spoken word, singing or any other kind of vocal performance.

ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS & STRINGS

Praised by top-level producers and sound engineers, The Amethyst give the right amount of crispiness and airiness for your acoustic guitar and string recordings without losing lows.

GRAND PIANO

A must-have microphone for this popular application, admired by producers, sound engineers and artists for its rich and detailed vintage sound.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Technical Specifications

› Transducer Type electrostatic
› Operating principle pressure gradient
› Polar Patterns Cardioid
› Diaphragm’s active diameter 25 mm (1")
› Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
› Sensitivity at 1 kHz 21 mV/Pa
› Output Impedance 50Ω
› Rate Load Impedance >1000Ω
› Maximum SPL 134 dB SPL (2.5kΩ, 0.5% THD)

› S/N Ratio 87 dB-A
› Noise Level 7 dB-A
› Dynamic Range 127 dB
› Power Requirement + 48V DC Phantom Power
› Weight 350 g
› Dimensions 168mm x 63mm x 41mm
› Current consumption <2 mA
› Output connector 3-pin XLR male

Frequency Graph

Audio Samples

Product Manual

Package Includes

- 1x Amethyst condenser microphone

- Warranty sheet

- Cardboard packaging box

NOTE: external shock mount is NOT included

Technical Specifications

› Transducer Type electrostatic
› Operating principle pressure gradient
› Polar Patterns Cardioid
› Diaphragm’s active diameter 25 mm (1")
› Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
› Sensitivity at 1 kHz 21 mV/Pa
› Output Impedance 50Ω
› Rate Load Impedance >1000Ω
› Maximum SPL 134 dB SPL (2.5kΩ, 0.5% THD)

› S/N Ratio 87 dB-A
› Noise Level 7 dB-A
› Dynamic Range 127 dB
› Power Requirement + 48V DC Phantom Power
› Weight 350 g
› Dimensions 168mm x 63mm x 41mm
› Current consumption <2 mA
› Output connector 3-pin XLR male

Frequency Graph

Audio Samples

Product Manual

Package Includes

- 1x Amethyst condenser microphone

- Warranty sheet

- Cardboard packaging box

NOTE: external shock mount is NOT included