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!

Studio quality at affordable prices

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. 

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.


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.


Main Features

  • 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

Physical Properties

237mm x 46mm
0.8 kgs
Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body


Attenuation Switch::
High-Pass Switch::
80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch


Tube Type::


Included Accessories::
Padded Wooden Box, Shockmount , Metal road case


Output Connector::
Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply


S/N Ratio::
Equivalent noise level::
Maximum SPL::
136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
Output Impedance::
<=250 Ohms / transformer isolated
Frequency Response::
25-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Polar Pattern::
9 patterns selectable at power supply


Tube Condenser

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