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Avantone Pro BV-12 - Custom Tube Microphone

B&H # AVBV12 MFR # BV12
Avantone Pro BV-12 - Custom Tube Microphone


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Product Highlights

  • Tube-Type True Condenser
  • Transformer Coupled Tube Circuitry
  • 34mm Gold-Sputtered Mylar Capsule
  • 9 Polar Patterns
  • 10dB Pad
  • High-Pass Filter
  • Shock Mount
  • Mogami Cable
  • Wooden Box
  • Carry Case
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The BV-12 from Avantone is a tube-based true condenser microphone and part of their premium product lineup. The transformer-coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs and the rugged microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined from brass, finished off with an elegant Butter Cream baked-on finish, and accented with polished nickel trim and grill.

The microphone utilizes dual 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assemblies and the system ships with a dedicated universal power supply, from which any of nine polar patterns can be selected. An included shock mount allows for precise positioning while isolating the microphone from extraneous noises. A padded box and tweed carrying case provide protection while in transit.

Tube-type true condenser microphone with dedicated power supply
Dual 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assemblies
"Hand Selected" Russian-made 6072A tube
Delivers a warm, pleasing sonic character
Custom retro shock mount allows a precise positioning of the microphone while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations
PS-1 power supply offers access not only to omni, cardioid, and figure-8 patterns, but also 6 "in-between" settings
Omni-mode works well in some rooms for ambient room recording
Military-grade -10 dB pad switch
Military-grade 80 Hz high-pass filter switch
Type Tube-type true condenser
Capsule Dual-sided, 34 mm edge-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
Polar Pattern 9 patterns, selectable at power supply
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 3 dB
Output Impedance <250 Ω transformer isolated
Maximum SPL 136 dB (0.5% THD @ 1 kHz), 146 dB with pad engaged
Equivalent Noise Level 17 dB (A-weighted EC651)
S/N Ratio 78 dB referenced to 1 Pa
Sensitivity -38 dB
Output Connector 7-pin XLR male
Filter 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave high-pass (switchable)
Pad -10 dB (switchable)
Finish Polished nickel trim/butter cream body
Power Requirements 115~230 V AC selectable for dedicated PS-1 power supply
Dimensions 9.5 x 1.8" (237 x 46 mm)
Avantone Pro BV-12 - Custom Tube Microphone
  • PS-1 Power Supply
  • AC Power Cable
  • 7-Pin XLR Cable
  • Shock Mount
  • Padded Wooden Box
  • Tweed Carry Case
  • Five (5) Year Limited Warranty
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