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Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone  

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The Avantone "Cabernet (C-series)" are premium microphones designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of some much higher priced mics... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Avantone "Cabernet (C-series)" are premium microphones designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of some much higher priced mics. The Avantone CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance are comparable to some of the finest vintage tube mics of the 1950' & 1960', but at a fraction of the cost.

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. 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.

Features
  • Audio
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 136 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Tube
  • Pattern: Multi-pattern
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio, stage
  • Phantom power required: No
  • Size and weight
  • Length: 9.5"
  • Width: 1.8"
  • Depth: n/a
  • Weight: 1.8 lb.
  • Included accessories
  • Case: Wooden box
  • Clip: Shockmount
  • Power supply: Yes
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AvantoneCV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (6)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

My Mic Sounds Nice, Check 1 and 2

By Pharaoh LawLess

from NYC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone:

    Warning: if you can not sing and have poor mic technique and etiquette this mic will expose you. You can not put this mic in front of an amateur. It has a "dark" yet pristine character to it. It's a quiet mic and it's great for me bcuz I live in noisy NYC with an above train almost right by my window. I recommend coupling this mic with a clean "colorless" mic preamp. I'm using a Daking Mic Pre 1 and Mogami cables for all connections. This mic is great for recording intimate jazz records vocally. For the price it's a very good mic. I also own a Shure SM7b, A Rode NT1000, a Oktava MK-319, a Shure SM58 and a MXL R40 ribbon mic and the CV-12 is what I use for my vocals

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lives Up To Expectations!

    By Pharaoh LawLess

    from Brooklyn/Manhattan, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone:

      Heard all about the reviews and I did research before I make a purchase and decided to give this mic a try and man this mic did not disappoint me at all! I have a Rode NT1000, Oktava 319, MXL R40 ribbon mic, Shure SM58 and a Shure SM7b mic and this mic is better than those others in my opinion for my voice. I only wish I got this mic and the Golden Age Project Pre73 DLX sooner. I like the combination together because the kind of give a nice retro vibe that I was looking for and If I want a more modern vibe I just EQ it differently and open the sound up. I see why this mic gets the big up's it gets. "My mic sounds nice, check 1 and 2, for real!!!!" I've sung using a Neumann U87ai before and this mic can hang with that mic! Bravo! Avantone for this mic! This mic is smooth and fits nicely in a mix. The sound cuts through the mix. I put my SM7b up for a little and am using this mic for now. Just want to add that finding and using a mic is special to each vocalist and finding the right combination of mic and preamp is unique to each vocalist

       
      5.0

      Outstanding on all levels!!!

      By pnairick

      from Very near Yosemite National Park

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Absolutely none

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone:

      When I evaluate stuff, I clear any prejudices I might have in mind and, any expectations of use. I really do start with a clean slate. The Avantone CV12 was a great surprise. It exceeded all of the recording prerequisites I needed to have for the recording I was going to use them for. I bought 2 for stereo recording of vocals and mic'd instruments. The 9 polar patterns really did the trick for some of the techniques I use to record. These are really wonderful mic's, and a great warm sound to all recording subjects. Good, no strike that, Great high end and low end fq response. I also have 2 Neumann U87 ai's and 2 Neumann TLM 193's, I will definitely use these on most vocals.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Avantone CV-12

      By Chris

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone:

        For the price, this is a fantastic mic. Easily worth considerably more. Durable, heavy-duty, and feature packed. The sound is pristine and warm. Exactly what you would want from a tube condensor mic.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        CV-12 MULTI-PATTERN LARGE CAPSULE TUBE CONDENSER MICROPHONG

        By Foxxman1

        from Wharton, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Unbelievably Clear
        • Versatile
        • Very Open Articulate

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording
          • Vocals Acoustic Guitar

          Comments about Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone:

          I've used Nuemans, Shure, Telefunkens, Sonys, & Rode microphones in studios all over the U.S.A. But I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the quietness and articulation of this mic. It had a very open sound and easily captured the breath and intimacy in both male and female voices in "quite" songs. And....when pushed hard with Rock material....this mic worked flawlessly. It easily captured the "essence" of what it was being fed into it. This is now my "Go To" mic for vocals. Guitar Center....this mic ROCKS !!!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Mic

          By INFO-RED

          from Mobile,Al

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Avantone CV-12 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone:

            I love this microphone I used to have the neumann 103 and I can tell you that it is better than that. Best mic I've had so far with the type of budget I'm working with. This microphone took my voice recording on another level. I recommend this for home,project, or professional studios.

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