Avantone Pro Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Tube Microphone
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AV-CV12

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The Avantone Cabernet (C-series) mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the fine vintage tube mics of the 1950s & 1960sbut at a fraction of their cost!

Our rugged CV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CV-12 as a primary vocal micIt exudes class visually as well as sonically. Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.

The versatile CV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character. 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.

Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

The Avantone Cabernet (C-series) mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the fine vintage tube mics of the 1950s & 1960sbut at a fraction of their cost!

Our rugged CV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CV-12 as a primary vocal micIt exudes class visually as well as sonically. Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.

The versatile CV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character. 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.

FEATURES
• 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

• Uses Include: Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano

SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone
Capsule: Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
Polar Patterns: 9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
Output Impedance:

pas de bruit de fond0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaint-Eustache, Quebec
pas de bruit de fond ou presque pas de hisss. un peu dur dans les moyennes fréquences transitoires. hautes scintillantes. Excellent pour voix et guitare acoustique, prise de son de la pièce ou en overhead.(J'en ai acheté un deuxième). Surpasse dans la plupart des situations des microphones plus dispendieux de ma collection.
Posted by Sylvain Charest on Aug 15, 2020
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Avantone Cv 12 why special order?3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I bought 2 with the intention of using them as drum overs in live applications primarily. Of course they are fantastic in that regard. I've had them for about a week and a half. I have also played with them at home as a vocal mic where as one would expect they are great. Youtube isn't lying. In fact youtube degrades their sound a bit but that is what they sound like. Check em. They are smooth right? Just how smooth? Electric guitar!!! Well, the amp sounded bitey. The mic did nothing to hide that so I ended up double micing the amp adding a 609 for the direct tone and moved the Avantone off axis to capture the lower end stuff as one would often do with an LDC on an axe. That worked much better. The little fender that could became huge and very detailed. It sat in the mix very well. Thank you LDC proximity effect. I am certain in time I will come up with more trials to see what they can do but my point is I am a live sound guy and use lots of mics all of the time. If I were doing a small studio and needed a "don't break the bank", multiple use, do just about anything mic this is a great choice. I wouldn't use it on super loud sources but for anything else as in any place you might use a C-12 this mic is a great choice. Oh as a side note on vocals...these hit (a baseball analogy) comfortably in league with tlm 103's and C 414's and would be a good alternate for mics costing much more at times. Despite the fact that they are allegedly made in the same factory nothing like an Apex 460. Unlike the 460 this is not "a cheap mic" at least not in terms of performance.
Posted by Rob on Jul 26, 2017
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AMAZING MICROPHONE!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
I love the sound quality! I also love the look, and the polar patterns it comes with is an excellent feature! Great mic, Avantone!
Posted by Derek on Feb 6, 2016
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