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Avantone Pro CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone


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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!

The 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.

  • 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

Uses Include:
Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano

Included Items:
  • 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

  • Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone
  • Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar Capsule(6 micron)
  • 9 Polar Patterns 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"

Things You Will Get:

    Avantone CV-12 Tube Microphone
    Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic band
    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

A great vocal mic


I am a pro producer and worked with many many mics through my 25 years of experience. This mic is truely a professional vocal mic. You get a big, clear, 3D, lively sound. it takes dynamics very well. but even so its sound is leaning towards the intimate because of the nice presence in the high frequencies. I wouldnt call it an all around mic because for most instruments i would prefer a more neutral sounding mic like a ribbon or an audio technica 40 etc. This one is for presence and it does an unbelieveably good job at it.

Me and i

Tel Aviv Israel


CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

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Series Cabernet (C-series)
Model CV-12
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