Avantone Pro BV-12 Custom Tube Condenser Microphone

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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. The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results.

  • 9-Pattern Tube microphone with dual 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assemblies
  • Military grade -10dB pad and 80Hz roll off switches
  • "Hand Selected" Russian made 6072A tube
  • -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches

Features:
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.

Uses include: Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, piano, room mic, etc...

  • 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
  • High-Pass Switch 80 Hz 6dB/octave
  • Attenuation Switch -10dB
  • Power Requirement: Dedicated PS-1 Power Supply, 115/230VAC selectable
  • Weight: .8kg / 1.8 lb.
  • Dimensions: 237mm x 46mm (9.5" x 1.8")
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Buttercream Body

Includes:
  • AVANTONE BV-12 Tube Microphone
  • AVANTONE Custom Retro Shockmount
  • AVANTONE PS-1 Multi-Pattern Power Supply
  • Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15' XLR Cable
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
  • Handcrafted wood side, tweed travel case
  • Owner's Manual

Things You Will Get:

    BV-12 Tube Mic
    Retro Shockmount
    PS-1 Multi-Pattern Power Supply
    Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15' XLR Cable
    Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
    Tweed travel case
    Owner's manual
Series Buttercream (B-series)
Model BV-12

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