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Avantone BV-1

Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

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Price: $999.00


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Product Description

The Avantone BV1 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the finest vintage tube mics of the 1950's & 1960's...but at a fraction of their cost!

The Avantone Buttercream (B-series) mics are designed to offer premium professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. As always, we strive to offer true value at every price point and invite sonic comparisons to higher priced mics.

Avantone BV-1 Features

  • Rugged BV1 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass.
  • Aesthetically, it features an elegant Retro-Butter-Cream finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill.
  • The transformer coupled tube circuitry offers a modern-day, affordable solution to the desire to capture the character of famous European and American vintage designs.
  • Rear vents aid in stabilizing internal temperature to help secure tube longevity
  • Any studio can proudly offer the BV1 as a primary Vocal mic. It exudes class visually as well as sonically.
  • Manufactured using premium grade resistors and capacitors along with precision machined brass structural components that yield a very solid feel, superb sonic integrity and rugged reliability.
  • The versatile BV1 mic is able to produce professional results with an open, warm, pleasing sonic character.
  • The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic.
  • 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assembly.
  • -10dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches.
  • Uses Include: Vocals, Acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, percussion, piano mic, etc...

 Avantone BV-1 Specifications

  • Output Impedance: <200 Ohms / transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL: 134dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 144dB with pad engaged
  • Frequency Response: 25Hz-20KHz
  • Equivalent noise level: <18dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Sensitivity: -35dBV
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin
  • Tube Type: Select Low-Noise Russian 6072A
  • High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
  • Attenuation Switch: -10dB Switch
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Glossy Butter-Cream Body
  • Weight (BV-1 Mic Only): 1.3 kgs / 46 oz.
  • Weight (in case): 25 pounds (11.15 kgs)
  • Dimensions (Microphone): 10 x 2.5 inches - 25 x 63 mm - (long x wide)
  • Dimensions of Product Case: 23 x 7.5 x 17 inches

Avantone BV-1 Includes

  • Power Supply
  • Padded Wooden Mic Box
  • Shockmount
  • Custom Designed Tweed road case
  • Removable metal pop filter
  • Mic Cable

Warranty Information

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY adds a full year to the standard manufacturer warranty at no charge, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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