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Avantone BV-12

Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

  • Avantone BV-12 Front at ZenProAudio.com

Price: $899.00


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Product Description

The AVANTONE "Buttercream (B-series)" mics from Avantone Pro are our premium products designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The AVANTONE BV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the fine vintage tube mics of the 1950's and 1960's...but at a fraction of their cost!

  • The rugged BV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of BRASS.
  • Aesthetically, it features an elegant Buttercream baked on finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill.
  • The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs.
  • Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.
  • Any studio can proudly offer the BV-12 as a primary vocal mic...It exudes class visually as well as sonically.
  • The versatile AVANTONE BV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character

Avantone BV-12 Features

  • Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.
  • The versatile BV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a 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. This isolation allows for superior professional results.
  • The PS-1 power supply offers access not only to the above OMNI, CARDIOID, and FIGURE-8 patterns but also 6 "in-between" settings. Most vocals will be best suited to Cardioid pattern but you may experiment to satisfy yourself. The omni-mode works well in some rooms for ambient room mic usage.
  • -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches.

Avantone BV-12 Specifications

  • Type: Tube-Type True Condenser
  • Capsule: Dual-sided 34mm edge-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
  • Polar Pattern/s: 9 Patterns selectable at PS-1 Power Supply
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz +/- 3dB
  • Output Impedance: <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL : 136dB (0.5% THD @ 1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
  • Equivalent noise level 17dB (A weighted EC651)
  • S/N Ratio re 1Pa : 78dB
  • Sensitivity -38dB
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin with special power supply and cables

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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