The CV3 9-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone from Miktek is a large-diaphragm tube condenser mic that features 9 selectable polar patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, and the transitional patterns between those. It is designed for use on vocals, piano, string ensembles, woodwinds, drum overheads or as a room mic.
The CV3 is hand-assembled in Nashville with dual 1-inch MK9 capsules and a 5 micron Mylar, evaporate gold diaphragms. The placement of the back plate diaphragm is designed for linear off-axis response to increase the CV3's accuracy. Its hand-selected subminiature pentode vacuum tube is coupled with the mic's custom AMI output transformer to provide a warm response typically sought after in tube microphones.
Each microphone includes an individual serialized frequency response graph created during final testing in addition to a power supply, 7-pin XLR cable, swivel mount, shock mount, wooden box, and aluminum storage case.