JZ Microphones Vintage 12 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

JZ Microphones Vintage 12 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

JZ Microphones Vintage 12 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

B&H # JZV12 MFR # V12
JZ Microphones Vintage 12 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Dual 25mm "Golden Drops" Diaphragms
  • Transformerless Design
  • Passive and Active
  • Tight Near-Field Low-Frequency Response
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
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The JZ Vintage 12 Dual-Diaphragm Microphone is a hand-soldered condenser mic modeled after AKG's revered C12; however, JZ Microphones replaced tubes with transistors, and added its signature GDC12 diaphragm.

The V12's transformerless, passive and active design is built for low-noise audio. Additionally, the inner shockmounting system protects the V12 from physical impact. Proprietary "Golden Drop" sputtered technology is used to achieve faster reaction times, along with its 2-layer mesh to create transparent sound.

For high-frequency performance, the V12 implements Class-A circuitry and has a bi-directional polar pattern at 1 kHz in the near field. The dual diaphragm generates an omni polar pattern at 100 Hz in the far field; and, for a tight low end at close proximities, it generates a supercardioid pattern at 100 Hz with 5 dB more attenuation than a single-diaphragm design would allow.

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JZ Microphones Vintage 12 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Wooden Case
  • Adjustable Swivel Mount
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1" (25.40 mm)
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Cardioid: 76 dB CCIR
    Equivalent Noise Level Cardioid: 6 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL Cardioid: 134 dB SPL 0.5%
    Impedance Cardioid: 50 ohms
    Load Impedance 1 kOhms

    Rated Load Impedance is 1 kOhm Suggested Load Impedance is >500 Ohms

    Sensitivity Cardioid: 22 mV/PA @ 1 into 1 kOhms
    Free-Field Sensitivity Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Power Requirements 48 V+/- 4 V
    Low-Cut Filter No
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
    Output Noise 6 dB SPL
    Operating Current Consumption 2 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V - 4 V
    Dynamic Range Cardioid: 128 dB
    THD Not Specified By Manufacturer
    THD + Noise Not Specified By Manufacturer

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