Avantone Pro BV-12 Custom Tube Microphone

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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
  • 10 dB Pad
  • High-Pass Filter
  • Shockmount
  • Mogami Cable
  • Wooden Box
  • Carry Case
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You Pay: $899.00

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The BV-12 Custom Tube Microphone from Avantone features transformer-coupled tube circuitry that has its origins in famous European vintage designs and a rugged microphone body and capsule assembly which 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 shockmount 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

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Transducer Condenser
Diaphragm 1.34" (34 mm)
Tube Yes
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 78 dB 
Equivalent Noise Level 17 dB 
Maximum SPL 136 dB SPL 0.5%
146 dB SPL with 10 dB Pad Engaged
Impedance 250 ohms
Sensitivity 38 dB
Low-Cut Filter Yes, 6 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
Pad Yes, 10 dB
Output Connectors 7-Pin XLR
Length 9.33" (237 mm)
Diameter 1.81" (46 mm)
Weight 1.8 lb (816 g)
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
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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