Avantone Pro BV-1 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
The Avantone BV1 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the finest vintage tube mics of the 1950's & 1960's...but at a fraction of their cost!
- Premium quality large diaphragm valve microphone
- Nine selectable polar patterns
- Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount included
- Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15 ft XLR Cable included
- Custom designed tweed roadcase
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The Avantone Buttercream (B-series) mics are designed to offer premium professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics.
The rugged BV-1 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Retro-Butter-Cream finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry offers a modern-day, affordable solution to the desire to capture the character of famous European and American vintage designs. The BV-1 is manufactured using premium grade resistors and capacitors along with precision machined brass structural components that yield a very solid feel, superb sonic integrity and rugged reliability. Rear vents aid in stabilising internal temperature to help secure tube longevity
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.
The 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.
Avantone BV-1 Specifications
Output Impedance: <200 Ohms / transformer isolated
Maximum SPL: 134dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 144dB with pad engaged
Frequency Response: 25Hz-20KHz
Equivalent noise level: <18dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin
Tube Type: Select Low-Noise Russian 6072A
High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
Attenuation Switch: -10dB Switch
Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Glossy Butter-Cream Body
Weight (BV-1 Mic Only): 1.3 kgs / 46 oz.
Weight (in case): 11.15 Kgs / 25 lbs
Dimensions (Microphone): 25 x 63 mm / 10 x 2.5 inches
Dimensions of Product Case: 23 x 7.5 x 17 inches
Included Accessories: Power Supply, Padded Wooden Mic Box, Shockmount, Custom Designed Tweed road case, Removable metal pop filter, Mic Cable