Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone

Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone

Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone

B&H # CAV55 MFR # 55-V-A
Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone


Now Viewing:

Important Notice: This item is non-cancelable and non-returnable
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days 
Free Standard Shipping
Not eligible for Free Expedited Shipping

Product Highlights

  • For Vocals, Guitars, Horns & Strings
  • 9 Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Omni, Cardioid, Figure-8 & Variable
  • Lundahl LL 1935 Transformer
  • 2 x Electro Harmonix 12AY7 Tubes
  • Includes Shockmount
  • Leatherette & Microfiber Storage Pouch
  • 15' Mogami Microphone Cable
  • Tweed Flight Case
Show moreShow less
Man Behind Layer

B&H $1000 Giveaway

Share your most-wanted item with friends & family for chances to win a $1000 B&H Gift Card. It's that easy!

1 new winner announced every week!
Limit 1 entry per day; Come back every day to increase your chance of winning!

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Congrats to our winners so far — Lauren K. & Daniel M.

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway (the "Giveaway" or "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about November 7, 2016 until on or about December 19, 2016 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share your most wanted item on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links found on the B&H Website (; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third-party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total three (3) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $1000.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize to the e-mail address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the e-mail account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An e-mail account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0.00 Tax Collected Outside NY

You Pay: $999.00

Add to Wish List Item in Wish List
  • 1Description
The V55 from Cascade Microphones is a multi-pattern tube condenser microphone featuring an oversized dual-backplate, 6-micron, 35mm capsule for capturing audio. The microphone has 9 polar patterns which include omni, cardioid, figure-8, and 6 intermediate stages that are selectable on the custom vintage-style power supply. It can be used in several recording applications for acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, horns, strings, drums and more.

The tube preamp circuit uses a hand-selected EH 6072a vacuum tube, which can be combined with a variety of other 7-pin preamp tubes for optimizing the tone of the mic. Finally, the V55 microphone is fitted with a Lundahl LL 1935 transformer making it a suitable choice for recording in studio applications.

Oversized dual-backplate 6-micron, 35mm capsule
Built-in Swedish-made Lundahl LL1935 transformer
Front and rear sides of the capsule are matched to within 1 dB in sensitivity
Diaphragm diameter: 27.1mm
Capsule depth: 12.3mm
Membrane composition: 6-micron Mylar, gold-sputtered
In the Box
Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone
  • 2 x EH 6072/12AY7 Russian Tubes
  • 15' Mogami Microphone Cable with Neutrik 7-Pin XLR
  • Suspension Shockmount
  • Leatherette Storage Pouch
  • Microfiber Pouch
  • Classic Tweed Flight Case
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty (1 Year for Original Ribbon or Capsule)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.07" (27.1 mm)
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure 8, Omnidirectional, (Continuously Variable)
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 16 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 34 dB SPL RMS for THD  0.5%
    Impedance 200 ohms
    Sensitivity 25 mV/PA
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR, 7-pin XLR
    Cable Length 15'
    Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Diameter Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Weight 3 lb (1.36 kg)

    Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone Review

    Be the first to review this item
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.