Avantone Pro CV-12 BLA Black Lion Modded Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Tube Microphone

Avantone Pro CV-12 BLA Black Lion Modded Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Tube Microphone

Avantone Pro CV-12 BLA Black Lion Modded Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Tube Microphone

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Avantone Pro CV-12 BLA Black Lion Modded Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Tube Microphone

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Expected availability: Oct 11, 2018

Product Highlights

  • 34mm CK12-Style Capsule
  • Nine Selectable Polar Patterns
  • 6072A Tube
  • Flat Frequency Response, High Headroom
  • Solen FastCap Coupling Capacitor
  • 80 Hz Low-Frequency Roll-Off, 10 dB Pad
  • Includes Power Supply & 7-Pin XLR Cable
  • Jetsun Shockmount
  • Wooden Microphone Box, Carry Case
  • Designed and Assembled in the USA
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Avantone Pro CV12 overview

  • 1Description

Teaming up with Black Lion Audio in Chicago, Avantone offers the CV-12 BLA, a modified version of the company's popular CV-12 multi-pattern large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone. It features a 34mm CK12-style capsule, a 6072A tube output stage, a power supply with low-noise circuitry, and delivers a warm, vintage tone with a flatter frequency response and greater headroom than the original. Designed to work as a utility mic in the studio, this microphone is ideal for capturing vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room ambience, piano, and more.

The power supply features a nine-position polar pattern knob that enables you to choose between omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, or positions in-between to optimize the pickup of the sound source. In addition, there is a 10 dB pad switch for close-miking loud instruments and voices without unwanted distortion, and an 80 Hz high-pass filter for minimizing low-frequency rumble.

The CV-12 BLA comes with a Jetsun shockmount, which allows instruments and windscreens to get very close to the capsule for increased proximity effect. The unit ships with a padded wooden box to protect the mic and a deluxe faux-alligator case to transport the mic, power supply, and accessories in style.

What's New with the CV-12 BLA
  • Circuitry of original CV-12 modified by Black Lion Audio results in a flatter frequency response and higher headroom
  • 32mm K67 capsule is replaced with a 34mm CK12-style capsule to smooth the highs and bring out the lows
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, balanced across the entire sound spectrum
  • 136 dB maximum SPL, 146 dB with pad engaged
  • Transparent-sounding Solen FastCap coupling capacitor
  • Completely redesigned power supply features a new low-noise circuit
  • Regulated plate voltage supply
  • Extra filtering on transformer bridge diode
  • Included Jetsun shockmount allows instruments and windscreens to get several inches closer to the headshell for increased proximity effect
Other Features
  • Tube-type, true-condenser microphone
  • Utility microphone sounds great on studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room ambience, piano, and more
  • 9 polar patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply
  • Omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8 polar patterns, plus three steps between each
  • Tube type: 6072A
  • Switchable high-pass filter at 80 Hz
  • Switchable 10 dB pad
  • Metallic cabernet-red body with polished-nickel trim
  • Black deluxe faux-alligator case for transporting mic, power supply, and accessories 
  • Padded genuine wooden mic box
  • Designed and assembled in the USA
UPC: 713541493223
In the Box
Avantone Pro CV-12 BLA Black Lion Modded Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Tube Microphone
  • PS-12 Power Supply with Cable
  • Jetsun Shockmount
  • Padded Wooden Mic Box
  • Black Deluxe Faux-Alligator Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Avantone Pro CV12 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.34" / 34 mm

    CK12-style capsule

    Tube Yes

    Tube Type: 6072A

    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional

    3 additional steps between each of the main patterns for a total of 9 polar patterns

    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 78 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 17 dB 
    Maximum SPL 136 dB SPL

    146 dB with pad engaged

    Pad -10 dB
    THD 0.5%
    Impedance 250 Ohms

    Transformer-isolated output

    Sensitivity -35 dB
    Low-Cut Filter 6 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 7-Pin XLR

    7-Pin XLR connection to power supply, cable included

    Length 9.33" / 237 mm
    Diameter 1.81" / 46 mm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 0.82 kg

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