AKG C12 VR Tube Microphone 9 Polar Pattern Selectable Aluminum Case New

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C12 VR

Tube Microphone 9 Polar Pattern Selectable Aluminum Case


One of the most famous tube microphones in the history of recording was the legendary AKG C 12. In spite of vast changes in microphone engineering, these microphones in good condition are still very much sought after and extremely expensive. Therefore, studio engineers vigorously demanded a rerun.

The C 12 VR is an exact replica of the original C 12, from the cap-sule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube. The only difference is that its self noise and some components were optimized to meet the current state of the art. No less than nine remotely selectable polar patterns, the legendary large-diaphragm capsule, and an original 6072A vacuum tube provide a sound that is simply beyond words.

The C 12 VR comes complete with an aluminum carrying case, power supply, cable, windscreen, and spider type shock mount.

Polar pattern cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight, and 6 intermediate positions, remotely selectable
Frequency range 30 to 20,000 Hz
Max. SPL 128/138/148 db (k=3%)
Equivalent noise level (IEC 60268-4) 32 db
Equivalent noise level (IEC 60268-4, A-weighted) 22 dB-A
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 72 dB
Preattenuation pad 10 dB, 20 dB, selectable
Bass filter 6 dB/octave at 100 Hz,
12 dB/octave at 130 Hz
Impedance 200 Ohm
Recommended load impedance >1000 ohms
Connector 12-pin DIN
Cable 10 m (33 ft.)
Net weight 680 g / 24 oz.
Shipping weight 4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs.
Patent(s) Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)

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