Avantone CV12 tube microphone
CV12 from Avantone without shockmount
Avantone CV12 Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone

The AVANTONE CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to fine studio-standard FET mics… But at a fraction of their cost!

£649.00 inc VAT
EAN 852437001057

  • Avantone CV-12 Tube Microphone
  • Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bands
  • Avantone PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power supply with cables
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
  • Padded Aluminum storage / travel case
  • Owners Manual
MusicTech Magazine

"Distinguished on vocals, generating a full-bodied sound with plenty of low-mid girth and clearly defined consonants"


The rugged CV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of Brass. Aesthetically the compact body features an elegant Metallic Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and capsule assembly. Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.

This 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules is designed with circuitry that will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs. It also features -10 dB pad  &  80 Hz LF roll off switches for varied recording situations. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs and features a HAND SELECTED Russian made 6072A tube.

Affordable Studio Quality
Avantone CV12 multi-pattern switching power supply

The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning, while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the microphone body. This isolation allows for superior professional results.

Multiple Applications
CV12 full set including accessories and flightcase

The Avantone CV12 has a smooth and forward top end, helping sources to cut through the mix. Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic and piano are all applications where the CV12 shines.

The CV12 tube microphone capsule from Avantone Pro

Sensitivity 35dB
Signal-to-Noise 78dB
Equivalent Noise <17dB
Max SPL 136dB / 146dB padded (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
Frequency Response 25-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Dimensions 237 x 46mm, 0.8kg