Golden Age Project TC1 Tube Condenser Microphone

Golden Age Project TC1 Tube Condenser Microphone

Golden Age Project TC1 Tube Condenser Microphone

B&H # GOTC1 MFR # TC 1
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Product Highlights

  • Warm Tone via 6072/12AT7 Vacuum Tube
  • Discrete, Class-A Circuitry
  • 9 Polar Patterns
  • External Power Supply with Cable
  • Select Patterns from Power Supply
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter and Pad
  • Shockmount Included
  • Heavy-Duty Brass Body
  • Comes with Aluminum Flight Case
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Golden Age Project TC 1 overview

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The TC1 Tube Condenser Microphone from Golden Age Project is a multi-pattern tube condenser mic that was inspired by classic models. It offers warm sound and high-end features at a surprisingly low cost. The mic is equipped with a selected, low-noise 6072/12AT7 vacuum tube, and features discrete, Class-A electronics, vintage-style EQ, and a transformer-balanced output stage.

You can choose between cardioid, omni, figure-8, and six intermediate polar patterns, giving you a huge range of sound-pickup options. The TC1 also features a wide frequency response and a large dynamic range. All told, it's an incredibly versatile microphone, and can be used in a variety of applications in the studio, onstage, or for broadcast.

The TC1 is recommended for lead and background vocals, choirs, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and other fretted instruments. It also works great as a drum overhead or room mic, or in other situations where a vintage-sounding tube mic is called for.

An included external power supply provides juice for the TC1, and it houses the polar pattern selector. The mic also comes with a sturdy aluminum flight case and a power supply connection cable.

True condenser mic with 26mm/3 µm, gold-sputtered, low-distortion dual capsule
Mounted on an effective internal shockmount (included)
Equipped with a selected low-noise 6072/12AT7 vacuum tube
Discrete, Class-A tube electronics with vintage-style EQ and transformer-balanced output stage
Nine polar patterns including cardioid, omni, figure-8, and six intermediate stages, give you many ways to model the sound. The room pickup, proximity effect, and tonal response change with the different patterns
External switches for high-pass filter and pad
Heavy-duty brass body
External power supply with polar pattern selector
In the Box
Golden Age Project TC1 Tube Condenser Microphone
  • External Power Supply with Cable
  • Aluminum Flight Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (6 Months for the Tube)
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    Golden Age Project TC 1 specs

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    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.02" / 26 mm
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB 
    Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    THD 1%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity -36 dB at 1 kHz
    Low-Cut Filter 3 dB/Octave @ 100 Hz
    Output Connectors Not specified by manufacturer
    Operating Voltage Not specified by manufacturer
    Length 7.60" / 193 mm
    Diameter 2.05" / 52 mm
    Weight 1.10 lb / 0.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 12.6 x 6.4"

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