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Avantone CV-12

Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

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$499.00

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Product Description

The Avantone “Cabernet (C-series)” mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The CV-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 & 1960’s…but at a fraction of their cost!

Our rugged CV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CV-12 as a primary vocal mic…It exudes class visually as well as sonically. Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.

The versatile CV-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.

Avantone CV12 Features

  • 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules
  • -10 dB pad  &  80 Hz LF metal roll off toggle switches
  • Hand selected Russian made 6072A Tube
  • Each CV-12 Mic has a serial number

Avantone CV12 Specifications

  • Type:  Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone
  • Capsule:  Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
  • Polar Patterns:  9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply
  • Frequency Response:  20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
  • Output Impedance:  <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL:  136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
  • Equivalent noise level:  <17dB
  • S/N Ratio:  78dB
  • Sensitivity:  -35dB
  • Output Connector:  Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables
  • Tube Type:  6072A
  • High-Pass Switch:  80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
  • Attenuation Switch:  -10dB Switch
  • Power Requirements:  Dedicated PS-12 Power Supply w/ selectable 115/230 VAC capability
  • Finish:  Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
  • Weight:  .8 kgs / 1.8 lbs
  • Dimensions:  237mm x 46mm  /  9.5" x 1.8"

Avantone CV12 Includes

  • Avantone CV-12 Tube Microphone
  • Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bands
  • Avantone PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power supply with cables
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden mic box
  • Premium Grade 6072A Tube
  • Padded aluminum storage / travel case
  • Owner's Manual

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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