The original AKG C12 is one of my all time favourite mics (along with my ELAM 251 and AKG/Philips C12A) but I'm very well aware that for most people, they are not merely nigh on impossible to find, but once tracked down they're pretty well unaffordable.
The C12VR continues a proud AKG tradition. It's not a C12 any more than the Neumann M149 is a Neumann M49, but it is a darn good mic, particularly for female vocals and acoustic instruments. We used to sell loads, but somewhere down the line a troll poisoned the audio chatrooms with malicious garbage and sales fell off. Quite apart from giving me yet another opportunity to air my favourite bugbear about the uninformed drivell that dominates so many of these sites, it proves the power now excercised by uninformed wannabees sitting in their bedrooms unleashing ill-informed paranoia on the World Wide Web. So, for the one hundredth time, I will repeat my mantra...BELIEVE YOUR OWN EARS, NOT WHAT YOU READ.
Here at Funky Junk, we trust our customers to trust their own judgement, which is why we've invested more than any other pro audio dealer in Europe (or in the world, maybe) on the best demonstration facilities and the largest demonstration stocks. That's what you guys expect, so now you've got it. And if this helps salvage the reputation of one of the best modern tube mics on the market, the AKG C12VR, then our faith may well be justified.
Try it and enjoy...
- FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY
- Recreates the legendary C 12 tube microphone
- Nine remotely selectable polar patterns from omnidirectional to figure-eight
- Complete with many useful acces-sories and aluminum carrying case
One of the most famous tube microphones in the history of recording was the legendary AKG C 12. In spite of vast changes in microphone engineering, these microphones in good condition are still very much sought after and extremely expensive. Therefore, studio engineers vigorously demanded a rerun.
The C 12 VR is an exact replica of the original C 12, from the cap-sule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube. The only difference is that its self noise and some components were optimized to meet the current state of the art. No less than nine remotely selectable polar patterns, the legendary large-diaphragm capsule, and an original 6072A vacuum tube provide a sound that is simply beyond words.
The C 12 VR comes complete with an aluminum carrying case, power supply, cable, windscreen, and spider type shock mount.
Can Be Used For: