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

You Pay: $499.00
Product Highlights
  • Dual-Sided 32mm Gold Sputtered Capsule
  • Hand Selected 6072A Tube Output Stage
  • Variable Polar Patterns - 9 Stages
  • Pad Attenuation Switch: -10dB
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80Hz
  • External Power Supply
  • Custom Retro Shockmount Included
  • Cabernet Red-Wine Finish

The Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone is modestly priced and features a large 32mm mylar transducer and tube output stage featuring a 6072A tube for a warm, vintage tone and audio quality. The CV-12 is designed to capture vocals and instruments with the warmth and character of microphones of the '50s and '60s, at a fraction of the cost of some popular tube microphones. Its elegant Cabernet Red-Wine finish and nickel trim are signature to Avantone's Cabernet (C-series) microphones.

Capture vocals, piano, guitar, strings, amplifier cabinets and other sources with enhanced detail, low noise and low distortion. The CV-12's external power supply features variations of omnidirectional, cardioid and hypercardioid polar patterns, for a total of 9 selectable patterns. In addition, there is a -10dB pad switch for minimizing distortion, and an 80Hz HPF filter for minimizing low frequency noise. The microphone is shipped with Avantone's custom retro shockmount, power supply, connecting cable and aluminum carrying case.

9-pattern tube microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules
-10dB pad & 80Hz LF metal roll off toggle switches
Hand selected Russian made 6072A tube
Each CV-12 Mic has a serial number
Ideal for studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano
Type Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone
Capsule Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
Polar Pattern 9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
Impedance Output Impedance: < = 250 Ohms / transformer isolated
Max Input Sound Level (SPL) 136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
146dB with pad engaged
EIN < 17dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 78dB
Sensitivity -35dB
Output Connector Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables
Tube 6072A
HPF 80Hz 6dB/octave Switch
Pad -10dB switch
Power Requirements Dedicated PS-12 Power Supply w/ selectable 115/230 VAC capability
Finish Polished nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red body
Dimensions 9.5 x 1.8" (237 x 46mm)
Weight 1.8lb (0.8 kg)
Avantone Pro CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Custom Retro Shockmount with Extra Elastic Bands
  • PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power Supply with Cables
  • Elegant Padded Genuine Wooden Microphone Box
  • Premium Grade 6072A Tube
  • Padded Aluminum Storage / Travel Case
  • Owner's Manual
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    Avantone ProCV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (3)

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      5.0

      One of the best, modern tube mics

      By Ryan

      from Atlanta, GA

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

      I've read reviews that this microphone is just awesome so I decided to buy and try it. They were all right. It has the warmth of tube mics but it sounds more modern than the other, more expensive tube mic that I've used before. By modern I mean it still has a lot of air and high end. It has 9 polar patterns but I use it more for EQ than anything else. The omnidirectional pattern has a nice bump on the high end so if I need the mic to sound a little brighter, I just slowly move the dial to omni mode till I get the sound I want. Everything included is of great quality - both cases, the power supply, etc.

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      4.0

      Good choice for voice overs

      By DAM

      from Kelowna, BC Canada

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

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

        I do voice overs for Radio, TV, Corporate Video etc. and was hunting for another mic to round out my arsinal and this one filled the bill. It has a warmer sound than either my dynamic or condencer mic's. I like the 9 variable patterns you can dial in. This adds adjustability that my other mics lack. I would have given it 5 stars had Avantone opted for upgrading some of the internal circuitry rather than putting money into the aluminium carrying case and lovely wooden box the mic comes cradled in, but overall I happy with my choice.

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        5.0

        Great Sounds!!!!

        By Marcelo Silva

        from Rio de Janeiro Br

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

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

          Recording Vocal, Acoustic Guitar and Drums Room

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          4.0

          Very warm microphone

          By Alex de la lune

          from Montreal, Canada

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            This microphone sound very good. It sound airy with a good bottom.

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