C12 VR

C12 VR

Reference multi-pattern tube condenser microphone

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Product Specifications

Audio frequency bandwidth
30 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level
22 dB-A
10 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise
72 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad
-10; -20 dB
Bass cut filter
100; 130 Hz
Electrical impedance
200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance
1000 Ohms
Polar Patterns
Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure of eight
225 mm
42 mm
Net Weight
680 g
Balanced XLR
Pro Studio
Horns / Woodwinds
Guitar Amps / Bass Amps

The holy grail of microphones

The C12 VR is the reference multi-pattern tube studio condenser microphone with nine polar patterns selectable by a remote control. Among sound engineers, the AKG C12 is considered the holy grail of microphones. This legendary microphone, first built in the 1950s, is one of the most famous tube microphones in history, and its successor is today's C12 VR. The C12 VR is an enhanced version of the original C12, from the capsule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria.

An enhanced version of the highly sought-after AKG C12 built 1953-1960
Provide a sound that is simply beyond words
Ensure low noise and reliable operation
For maximum flexibility and ease of use

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