Avantone Audio CV-12Item ID: CV12
Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone with Nine Polar Patterns, Power Supply, and Aluminum Storage Box
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Professional sound, project studio price!Avantone's CV-12 brings classic tube mic sound to professional and project studios everywhere - and at a price that truly means anyone can own one of these ruby-colored beauties. The CV-12 is equipped with nine polar patterns to handle a variety of sound sources including the human voice, strings, acoustic guitars, drum overheads, and much more, and it does it all with the style and sound often found in much pricier tube mics from generations back. A good mic such as the CV-12 can breathe new life into your recordings.
Built for great sound
The CV-12 offers performance that rivals that of much higher-priced mics. The 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 user the CV-12 as a primary vocal mic - it exudes class visually as well as sonically.
Manufactured using the finest materials, the CV-12 yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. Nine available pickup patterns allow anything to be recorded with ease, and the dual 32mm gold-sputtered Mylar capsules respond quickly to transients to capture the true sound of any instrument or voice. When used on nuanced, delicate sound sources, the versatile CV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character - just like what you'd expect from a vintage tube mic. The PS-12 power supply offers access not only to the omni, cardioid, and figure 8 patterns but also six "in-between" settings. Most vocals will be best suited to cardioid pattern but you may experiment and find other settings also work well. The omnidirectional mode works well for ambient room miking.
The CV-12 comes complete with a custom retro shockmount, which allows for precise positioning of the mic while minimizing the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results. Other accessories included are the PS-12 multi-pattern power supply with cables, a padded wooden mic box, and a padded aluminum storage/travel case.
Avantone CV-12 Features:
Vintage tube mic tone in an affordable modern mic with the Avantone CV-12!
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Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
Reviewsbased on 21 reviews
Great all rounder, no shortcomings
by Ben fromI received my Avantone CV-12 yesterday. I've already used it on ukulele, vocals, and percussion. It's gorgeous. The highs are shiny without any harshness, and there are no inherent midrange issues ... read more [+]that need EQ. The proximity effect on this mic is quite pronounced, with dramatic tone shifts available by moving the microphone only a few inches closer to or farther from the sound source.
April 10, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Musician
I now feel like I have that one great mic my studio has been missing. close [-]
by Kenny Star from Sedona, Az United Stateshaving an assortment of mics from a rode NT1 to a Neumann U87 I was amazed of the sound that this beautiful mic puts out.. warm , clear, quiet
January 20, 2013
Music Background: Music Producer/ Sound engineer - Star Tracks Recording
think I read a review for past years and had bee... read more [+]n wanting it for female vocals mainly and did it ever pay off.. LOVE IT.. just get it .. you will not be disappointed.. close [-]
by Eric Allen from Washington, DCI can not even describe in words how awesome this mic is/sound.. I was using my Rode NT1-A to record my daughter vocals & then decided to just switch & use the Avantone, oh boy was I in for a real rud... read more [+]e awakening..! I was shock & surprise at the sound, the sweet warm sound that was coming from this mic.. This is an amazing mic & wih the right pre-amps 7 converters you will really hear how sweet the sound is coming from it...
January 15, 2013
Music Background: Studio Owner Producer/Engineer
This Mic should cost more than what they are selling it for, I mean this is an all around winner. If you dont have the $1,000 & above for a big name brand mic than you'll be crazy not to get this for just $500 & it siunds better than some of the top $1,000 mics.. trust me you'll be very happy in making this choice.
Thanks Tom, once again bro you hooked me up... close [-]
Warning... SUPER WARM!
by Nate Abdala from Aguadilla, PRBe careful, this thing is WARM!
November 8, 2012
Music Background: Musician, Recording Engineer
very nice and easy on vocals, extremely rich on acoustics and used it once in omni to capture some drums... again, very nice results...
the more I use it.... read more [+]..the more I like it and understand it
simple as that! close [-]
by Jim Meek from United StatesAmazing product for the price. I am using it with a Universal Audio LA-610 and it sounds great on everything. The multi pattern function gives me a lot of room for experimenting. a must have
October 27, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer
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