AKG C12 VR Multipattern Tube Studio Condenser Microphone
THE HOLY GRAIL OF MICROPHONES - Legendary tube sound for lead vocals, brass instruments and electric guitars. Sure this is not the vintage C12 but it doesn't matter it sounds amazing. Forget all the rubbish you hear on forums, AKG make high quality product and it this didn't live up to their high end spec it certainly wouldn't be in their collection. I know savvy professional engineers who have both and love them for different reasons. Make you own mind up.The C12 VR is the reference multi-pattern tube studio condenser microphone with nine polar patterns selectable by a remote control. Among sound engineers, the AKG C12 is considered the holy grail of microphones. This legendary microphone, first built in the 1950s, is one of the most famous tube microphones in history, and its successor is today's C12 VR. The C12 VR is an enhanced version of the original C12, from the capsule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria.
The legendary AKG sound used on dozens of number-1-hits an enhanced version of the highly sought-after AKG C12 built 1953-1960 Edge-terminated CK12 capsule and original 6072A vacuum tube provide a sound that is simply beyond words Selected state-of-the-art components ensure low noise and reliable operation Nine remotely selectable polar patterns for maximum flexibility and ease of use Carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria meticulous attention to detail ensures highest quality
C12 VR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
General: Audio Frequency bandwidth 30 to 20000 Hz Sensitivity 10 mV/Pa Equivalent Noise Level 22 dB-A Signal to Noise 72 dB-A Preattunation Pad -10; -20 dB Bass Cut Filter 100; 130 Hz Electrical Impedance 200 Ohms Recommended Load Impedance 1000 Ohms Polar Patterns: Cardiod Omnidirectional Figure of eight Design: Finish green/gold Dimensions / Weight: Height 225 mm Diameter 42 mm Net Weight 680 g