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The Avantone “Cabernet (C-series)” mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The CV-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 & 1960’s…but at a fraction of their cost!Our rugged CV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CV-12 as a primary vocal mic…It exudes class visually as well as sonically. Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.The versatile CV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character. The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results. Avantone CV12 Features 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules -10 dB pad  &  80 Hz LF metal roll off toggle switches Hand selected Russian made 6072A Tube Each CV-12 Mic has a serial number Avantone CV12 Specifications Type:  Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone Capsule:  Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron) Polar Patterns:  9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply Frequency Response:  20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB Output Impedance:  <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated Maximum SPL:  136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged Equivalent noise level:  <17dB S/N Ratio:  78dB Sensitivity:  -35dB Output Connector:  Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables Tube Type:  6072A High-Pass Switch:  80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch Attenuation Switch:  -10dB Switch Power Requirements:  Dedicated PS-12 Power Supply w/ selectable 115/230 VAC capability Finish:  Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body Weight:  .8 kgs / 1.8 lbs Dimensions:  237mm x 46mm  /  9.5" x 1.8" Avantone CV12 Includes 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 Premium Grade 6072A Tube Padded aluminum storage / travel case Owner's Manual


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