Who said first-class sound had to come at a premium??

Avantone's CV-12 brings classic tube mic sound to professional and project studios everywhere - and at a price that truly means anyone can own one of these ruby-colored beauties. The CV-12 is equipped with nine polar patterns to handle a variety of sound sources including the human voice, strings, acoustic guitars, drum overheads, and much more, and it does it all with the style and sound often found in much pricier tube mics from generations back. A good mic such as the CV-12 can breathe new life into your recordings.

  • Avantone CV-12 at a Glance:
  • Built for great sound
  • Included accessories

Built for great sound

The CV-12 offers performance that rivals that of much higher-priced mics. The 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 user the CV-12 as a primary vocal mic - it exudes class visually as well as sonically.

Manufactured using the finest materials, the CV-12 yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. Nine available pickup patterns allow anything to be recorded with ease, and the dual 32mm gold-sputtered Mylar capsules respond quickly to transients to capture the true sound of any instrument or voice. When used on nuanced, delicate sound sources, the versatile CV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character - just like what you'd expect from a vintage tube mic. The PS-12 power supply offers access not only to the omni, cardioid, and figure 8 patterns but also six "in-between" settings. Most vocals will be best suited to cardioid pattern but you may experiment and find other settings also work well. The omnidirectional mode works well for ambient room miking.

Included accessories

The CV-12 comes complete with a custom retro shockmount, which allows for precise positioning of the mic while minimizing the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results. Other accessories included are the PS-12 multi-pattern power supply with cables, a padded wooden mic box, and a padded aluminum storage/travel case.

  • 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 and cables
  • Included Accessories: Padded Wooden Box, Shockmount , Metal road case
  • High-Pass: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
  • Attenuation Switch: 10dB Switch
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim/Metallic Cabernet Red Body
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 9.5" x 1.8"
  • MPN: CV12
  • UPC: 852437001057
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