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Avantone - CV12
Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Mic
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CV12 - Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Mic

The AVANTONE CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to fine studio-standard FET mics…but at a fraction of their cost!

The rugged CV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of Brass. Aesthetically the compact body features an elegant Metallic Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and capsule assembly. Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.

This 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules is designed with circuitry that will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs. It also features -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches for varied recording situations. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs and features a HAND SELECTED Russian made 6072A tube.

The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results.


Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano…


Type: Tube-type Condenser
Polar Pattern: 9 patterns selectable at power supply
Frequency Response: 25-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Output Impedance: <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated
Maximum SPL : 136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
Equivalent noise level : <17dB
S/N Ratio: 78dB
Sensitivity: -35dB
Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables
Included Accessories: Padded Wooden Box, Shockmount , Metal road case
Tube Type: 6072A
High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
Attenuation Switch: -10dB Switch
Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
Weight: 0.8 kgs / 1.8 lbs
Dimensions: 237mm x 46mm / 9.5" x 1.8"

Standard Items Supplied

AVANTONE CV-12 Tube Microphone
AVANTONE Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bands
AVANTONE PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power supply with cables
Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
Padded Aluminum storage / travel case
Owners Manual


UK Customers please note that all prices are subject to 20% VAT
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