AKG C12VR Tube Condenser Studio Microphone, AKG C 12VR
Recreates the legendary AKG C 12 tube microphone
Nine remotely selectable polar patterns from omnidirectional to figure-eight
Complete with many useful accessories and aluminum carrying case
One of the most famous tube microphones in the history of recording was the legendary AKG C 12 microphone. 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 AKG C 12 VR microphone is an exact replica of the original C 12, from the capsule 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 AKG C12VR microphone comes complete with an aluminum carrying case, power supply, cable, windscreen, and spider type shock mount.
AKG C 12VR Tube Microphone Specifications
|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 ||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)|