Avantone Pro CV-12 Multipattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

Avantone Pro CV-12 Multipattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

Avantone Pro CV-12 Multipattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

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Avantone Pro CV-12 Multipattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone


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Product Highlights

  • Dual 32mm Gold Sputtered Capsules
  • Hand Selected 6072A Tube Output Stage
  • Variable Polar Patterns - 9 Stages
  • Pad Attenuation Switch: -10 dB
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz
  • External Power Supply
  • Custom Retro Shockmount Included
  • Cabernet Red-Wine Finish
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The CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone from Avantone features a large 32mm mylar transducer and tube output stage featuring a 6072A tube for a warm, vintage tone and audio quality. The CV-12 is designed to capture vocals and instruments with the warmth and character of microphones of the '50s and '60s, at a fraction of the cost of some popular tube microphones. Its elegant Cabernet Red-Wine finish and nickel trim are signature to Avantone's Cabernet (C-series) microphones.

Capture vocals, piano, guitar, strings, amplifier cabinets and other sources with enhanced detail, low noise and low distortion. The CV-12's external power supply features variations of omnidirectional, cardioid, and hypercardioid polar patterns, for a total of 9 selectable patterns. In addition, there is a -10 dB pad switch for minimizing distortion, and an 80 Hz HPF filter for minimizing low frequency noise. The microphone is shipped with Avantone's custom retro shockmount, power supply, connecting cable and aluminum carrying case.

9-pattern tube microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules
-10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF metal roll-off toggle switches
Hand-selected Russian made 6072A tube
Each CV-12 mic has a serial number
Ideal for studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano
UPC: 852437001057
In the Box
Avantone Pro CV-12 Multipattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Custom Retro Shockmount with Extra Elastic Bands
  • PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power Supply with Cables
  • Elegant Padded Genuine Wooden Microphone Box
  • Premium Grade 6072A Tube
  • Padded Aluminum Storage / Travel Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Avantone Pro CV-12 Specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.26" / 32 mm
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 78 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 17 dB 
    Maximum SPL 136 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    THD 0.5%
    Impedance 250 Ohms
    Sensitivity -35 dB
    Low-Cut Filter 6 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Output Connectors 1 x 7-Pin XLR
    Length 9.33" / 237 mm
    Diameter 1.81" / 46 mm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 0.82 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 14.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 12.8 x 6.8"

    Avantone Pro CV-12 Reviews

    CV-12 Multipattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best, modern tube mics I've read reviews that this microphone is just awesome so I decided to buy and try it. They were all right. It has the warmth of tube mics but it sounds more modern than the other, more expensive tube mic that I've used before. By modern I mean it still has a lot of air and high end. It has 9 polar patterns but I use it more for EQ than anything else. The omnidirectional pattern has a nice bump on the high end so if I need the mic to sound a little brighter, I just slowly move the dial to omni mode till I get the sound I want. Everything included is of great quality - both cases, the power supply, etc.
    Date published: 2014-05-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good choice for voice overs I do voice overs for Radio, TV, Corporate Video etc. and was hunting for another mic to round out my arsinal and this one filled the bill. It has a warmer sound than either my dynamic or condencer mic's. I like the 9 variable patterns you can dial in. This adds adjustability that my other mics lack. I would have given it 5 stars had Avantone opted for upgrading some of the internal circuitry rather than putting money into the aluminium carrying case and lovely wooden box the mic comes cradled in, but overall I happy with my choice.
    Date published: 2013-12-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective Heard so many good things about this mic, was really looking forward to using it. When I got mine everything looked great, powers up, all is normal...except....NO SOUND, NO SIGNAL ! Tried different cables, different Mic Pre, different input with no luck. Wrote to Avatone and they did not help ! The only good thing was that B&H immediately sent me a return form and international shipping label, offered to exchange or refund. I asked for an exchange and will give it another chance...so I don't think right now I can recommend this product. The quality control from the factory should have been better.
    Date published: 2016-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very warm microphone This microphone sound very good. It sound airy with a good bottom.
    Date published: 2012-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent VO mic for the price. I use this mic for a variety of voice work in a mediocre studio environment. I've done pro voice work in pro studios using very high quality, expensive mics and for the price, this mic compares very well. My only complaint is that it is a bit difficult to get the mic mounted in the shock mount but, not a major issue.
    Date published: 2016-01-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic for the price! I use the mic for pro-level vocals in a home studio environment. I've had particularly good results with warm male vocals, great for female vox also.
    Date published: 2015-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound! This mic sounds amazing!!! Big product for best price!!!
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sounds!!!! Recording Vocal, Acoustic Guitar and Drums Room
    Date published: 2012-12-22
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