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- Recreates the legendary C 12 tube microphone
- Nine remotely selectable polar patterns from omnidirectional to figure-eight
- Complete with many useful acces-sories and aluminum carrying case
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.
Aluminum flight case
N12VR remote power supply
H15-T elastic suspension
MK12V R 30 ft. (10 m) connecting cable
W42 Foam windscreen
AKG C12VR: engineering details - The capsule is a rerun of the original 1950s CK 12 design using the latest manufacturing techniques. The result is a sound with the same characteristics of warmth, clarity, and presence.
A remotely controlled preattenuation pad can decrease the output level (sensitivity) of the microphone by 10 dB or 20 dB.
The original 6072A vacuum tube, selected for low noise, is the very "heart" of the microphone.
The 1-inch dual-diaphragm capsule permits the selection of nine different polar patterns so the C 12 VR provides excellent sound in many different applications. The diaphragm is manufactured from a special gold-sputtered plastic foil.
P.c. switches allow you to increase the nominal sensitivity of the microphone by 10 dB.
The large core section of the output transformer keeps low-frequency distortion at a minimum.
A special shock mount protects the delicate vacuum tube from rough handling.