Avantone BV-12 Custom Tube Microphone
The AVANTONE BV-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 1950's and 1960's...but at a fraction of their cost!
- Premium quality large diaphragm microphone
- Nine selectable polar patterns
- Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount included
- Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15 ft XLR Cable included
- Handcrafted wood side, tweed travel case
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The AVANTONE Buttercream (B-series) mics from Avantone Pro are their premium products designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics.
The rugged BV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Buttercream baked on finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs. The BV-12 is manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. The versatile AVANTONE BV-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 unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results.
The PS-1 power supply offers access not only to the OMNI, CARDIOID, and FIGURE-8 patterns but also 6 'in-between' settings. Most vocals will be best suited to Cardioid pattern but you may experiment to satisfy yourself. The omni-mode works well in some rooms for ambient room mic usage.
Standard Items Supplied
Avantone BV-12 Tube Microphone
Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount
Avantone PS-1 Multi-Pattern Power Supply
Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15 ft XLR Cable
Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
Handcrafted wood side, tweed travel case
Avantone BV-12 Specifications
Type: Tube-Type True Condenser
Capsule: Dual-sided 34mm edge-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
Polar Patterns: 9 Patterns selectable at PS-1 Power Supply
Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz +/- 3dB
Output Impedance: <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated
Maximum SPL : 136dB (0.5% THD @ 1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
Equivalent noise level 17dB (A weighted EC651)
S/N Ratio re 1Pa : 78dB
Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin with special power supply and cables
High-Pass Switch 80 Hz 6dB/octave
Attenuation Switch -10dB
Included Accessories: Wood Box, Shockmount, 7-pin cable, Tweed Road Case, PS-1 Power Supply
Power Requirement: Dedicated PS-1 Power Supply, 115/230VAC selectable
Weight: .8kg / 1.8 lb.
Dimensions: 237 x 46 mm / 9.5 x 1.8 inches
Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Buttercream Body