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The C12 VR Reference Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone from AKG is a studio condenser microphone that's a favorite among some of the most sought after recording engineers in the industry. Modeled directly after the classic AKG C12, the C12 VR (vintage restoration) maintains it's popularity since it's inception in the late 1940's. Like the C12, the C12 VR features a 1.0" diaphragm and unique condenser tube (6072A) design, providing warmth and presence characteristics unique to the microphone.
In addition to the classic sound, the C12 VR is a versatile microphone featuring 9 switchable pickup patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight, with variations of each. Also provided is switchable attenuation between -10 or -20 dB, and a boost of +10 db to accommodate all studio recording requirements. An aluminum case is included, and the C12 VR is backed by a 3-year warranty.
Original Vintage Design
Modeled after the classic AKG C12, the C12VR is a restored version of the classic tube condenser microphone featuring the original 6072 vacuum tube, 1950's dual diaphragm and transformer.
Switchable Polar Patterns
The C12VR features flexible switchable polar patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight with variations of each pattern.
Attenuation and Boost Switching
-10 and -20 dB of pre-attenuation and gain boost of +10 dB accommodate all studio requirements from vocals to instruments of types.
High Pass Filter
A 2-position high pass filter eliminates low end noise and rumble providing more presence of mid and high end frequencies.
External Control/Power Unit
The N 12VR remote power supply, provides power to the microphone and features polar pattern, high pass filter, and attenuation / boost switches.