The Avantone BV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the fine vintage tube mics of the 1950's and 1960's...but at a fraction of their cost!

Vintage Microphone Design

The BV-12's has a precision machined brass body and is fiited with a dual 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assembly. The BV-12 features an elegant "retro" Buttercream finish, together with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry can also be found in other industry-leading European vintage designs.

Classic Valve Tone

The BV-12 delivers a warm, smooth sonic character due to the "hand selected" Russian made 6072A tube. The PS-1 power supply expands the BV-12's capabilities by not only offering Omni, Cardioid, Figure 8 patterns; but also 6 'in-between" patterns for ultra versatility. Any professional and home studio can proudly offer the BV-12 as a primary vocal mic...It exudes class visually as well as sonically.

Applications

The Avantone BV12 has a wonderfully clear top end that helps vocals and instrument to cut through the mix and works its magic on studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, piano and as a room microphone.

Main Features

  • AVANTONE BV-12 Multi-Pattern Valve Microphone
  • Padded/Plush Lined Wooden Microphone Box
  • Vintage Style Power Supply with 9 selectable patterns
  • Custom "Retro-Style" Shock Mount
  • Custom Mic Cable
  • Packaged in a Tweed Retro Styled, plush-lined  Carrying Case

Accessories

Included Accessories::
Power Supply, Padded Wooden Mic Box, Shockmount, Custom Designed Tweed road case, Removable metal pop filter, Mic Cable

Physical Properties

Dimensions::
237mm x 46mm
Weight::
0.8 kgs
Finish::
Polished Nickel trim / Glossy Buttercream Body

Controls

Attenuation Switch::
-10dB Switch
High-Pass Switch::
80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch

Electronics

Tube Type::
Select Low-Noise Russian 6072A

Connectors

Output Connector::
Male XLR 7 pin with special power supply and cables

Performance

Sensitivity::
-38dBV
S/N Ratio::
78dB
Equivalent noise level::
17dB (A weighted EC651)
Frequency Response::
20-20,000Hz +/- 3dB
Maximum SPL::
136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
Output Impedance::
<=250 Ohms / transformer isolated

Transducer

Type::
Tube condenser with 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar

Authorised Retail Partners

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