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Golden Age Project TC 1 - Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

B&H # GOTC1 MFR # TC 1
Golden Age Project TC 1 - Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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  • Warm Tube Tone via 6072/12AT7 Tube
  • Discrete, Class-A Circuitry
  • 9 Polar Patterns
  • External Power Supply with Cable
  • Select Patterns from Power Supply
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter and Pad
  • Shock Mount Included
  • Heavy-Duty Brass Body
  • Excellent Value
  • Comes with Aluminum Flight Case
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The TC 1 from Golden Age Project is a multi-pattern tube condenser mic that was inspired by classic models. It offers warm sound and high-end features at a surprisingly low cost. The mic is equipped with a selected, low-noise 6072/12AT7 vacuum tube, and features discrete, Class-A electronics, vintage-style EQ, and a transformer-balanced output stage.

You can choose between cardioid, omni, figure-8, and six intermediate polar patterns, giving you a huge range of sound-pickup options. The TC 1 also features a wide frequency response and a large dynamic range. All told, it's an incredibly versatile microphone, and can be used in a variety of applications in the studio, onstage, or for broadcast.

The mic is recommended for lead and background vocals, choirs, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and other fretted instruments. It also works great as a drum overhead or room mic, or in other situations where a vintage-sounding tube mic is called for.

An included external power supply provides juice for the TC 1, and it houses the polar pattern selector. The mic also comes with a sturdy aluminum flight case and a power supply connection cable.

True condenser mic with 26 mm 3 um, gold-sputtered, low-distortion dual capsule mounted on an effective internal shock mount
Equipped with a selected low-noise 6072/12AT7 vacuum tube
Discrete, Class-A tube electronics with vintage-style EQ and transformer-balanced output stage
Nine polar patterns including cardioid, omni, figure-8, and six intermediate stages, give you many ways to model the sound. The room pickup, proximity effect, and tonal response change with the different patterns
External switches for high-pass filter and pad
Heavy-duty brass body
Shock mount included
External power supply with polar pattern selector
Capsule Pressure-gradient true condenser; 26 mm, 3 um; gold-sputtered
Polar Pattern Cardioid, omni, figure-8 and six intermediate stages
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity 15 mV / -36 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa) @ 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise (A-weighted per IEC 268-4): < 18 dB typical
Maximum SPL (< 1% THD @ 1 kHz): 140 dB
Output Impedance 200Ω
High-Pass Filter -3 dB @ 100 Hz
Pad -10 dB (use with loud sound sources)
Recommended Load Impedance 1000Ω or more
Operating Voltage 115 or 230 VAC
Dimensions 2.1 x 7.6" (52 x 193 mm)
Weight 1.1 lbs (500 g)
Golden Age Project TC 1 - Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
  • External Power Supply with Cable
  • Aluminum Flight Case
  • One Year Warranty
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