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Vanguard Audio Labs V13 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Item #: 
1500000000314139
Product Description:

The Vanguard V13 is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern valve condenser microphone. Crafted by experts over the course of 2 years, it combines vintage warmth with smooth modern detail. After extensive testing and listening by world-class engineers, we can saywith pride that the performance of this mic will rival or exceed that of both iconic vintage an...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Vanguard V13 is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern valve condenser microphone. Crafted by experts over the course of 2 years, it combines vintage warmth with smooth modern detail. After extensive testing and listening by world-class engineers, we can saywith pride that the performance of this mic will rival or exceed that of both iconic vintage and modern microphones at a fraction of the cost

Features

Capsule & Electronics
  • Custom-voiced, edge-terminated 34mm dual-capsule assembly with 3μm gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragms
  • 9 polar patterns (selectable at power supply)
  • Vacuum tube analog circuitry with premium-grade components
  • Hand-selected European vacuum tube
  • Deep-cycle cryogenic treatment of critical signal path components
  • Transformer-coupled output –humbucking, shielded, dual-bobbin transformer
  • -10dB pad and low-frequency roll-off toggle switches
  • Robust power supply design for ultra-low noise floor
Construction
  • Heavy-duty brass, aluminum, steel, and zinc metal construction
  • Rear venting to prolong tube and component life
  • Open-weave head basket for low internal reflections and “open-air” voicing
  • Each V13 comes with its own laser-engraved serial number
  • Over-spec componentry
  • Deep-gloss Pinot Noir finish
  • Polished nickel trim
  • Precision-cast Vanguard badge
  • 100% Quality Control
  • 5-Year Warranty / 90-day warranty for vacuum tube
Accessories Included
  • PS-13 Power Supply
  • VLSM Large Shockmount
  • Padded Pinewood Microphone Storage Box
  • Locking Aluminum Carrying Case
  • 7-Pin Braided Microphone Cable
  • Power Cable
Specifications
  • Transducer Type: Condenser
  • Capsule Size: 1.34′′ / 34mm (dual-capsule)
  • Diaphragm Size: 1.04′′ / 26.4mm
  • Capsule Diaphragms Thickness: 3μm
  • Electronics Type: Valve/Tube, Transformer-Coupled Output
  • Output Impedance: 200ΩMax SPL: 134dB (144dB with pad)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20000Hz
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 13dB (A-weighted)
  • S/N Ratio: 82dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Sensitivity: -35dBV
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 7-pin gold-plated
  • High-Pass/Rolloff Switch: 125Hz (6dB/octave)
  • Attenuation/Pad Switch: -10dB
  • Finish: Polished nickel trim /High-gloss Pinot Noir
  • Weight (microphone): 1.07 lbs / 0.48kg
  • Weight (in case): 11.67 lbs / 5.29kg
  • Dimensions (microphone): 8.18′′ long, 1.98′′ diameter / 208mm long, 50.5mm diameter
  • Dimensions (case): 16.73′′L x 12.80′′W x 5.25′′H / 425mmL x 325mmW x 142mmH
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