AKG C 12 VR Microphone
The AKG C 12 VR Microphone is a studio condenser microphone that’s a favorite among some of the most sought after recording engineers in the industry. Modeled directly after the classic AKG C 12, the C 12 VR (vintage restoration) maintains it’s popularity since it’s inception in the late 1940’s. Like the C 12, the C 12 VR features a 1″ diaphragm and unique condenser tube (6072) design, providing warmth and presence characteristics unique to the microphone.
In addition to the classic sound, the C 12 VR is a versatile microphone featuring 9 switchable pickup patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-eight, with variations of each. Also provided is switchable attenuation between -10 or -20dB, and a boost of +10db to accommodate all studio recording requirements. An aluminum case is included, and the C 12 VR is backed by a 3-year warranty.
Original Vintage Design
Modeled after the classic AKG C 12, the C 12VR is a restored version of the classic tube condenser microphone featuring the original 6072 vacuum tube, 1950’s dual diaphragm and transformer.
Switchable Polar Patterns
The C 12VR features flexible switchable polar patterns including omni directional, cardioid, and figure-eight with variations of each pattern.
Attenuation and Boost Switching
-10 and -20db of pre-attenuation and gain boost of +10dB accommodate all studio requirements from vocals to instruments of types.
High Pass Filter
A 2-position high pass filter eliminates low end noise and rumble providing more presence of mid and high end frequencies.
External Control/Power Unit
The N 12VR remote power supply, provides power to the microphone and features the Polar Pattern, High Pass Filter and Attenuation / Boost switches.
Vintage Tube Microphone
Retains Vintage Design
Creates Classic, Warm Sound
9 Switchable Pickup Patterns
Attentuation & Boost
External Control/Power Unit
Includes Aluminum Case
Transducer Vacuum Tube Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8 and Six Intermediate Positions Selectable via Remote Control
Frequency Response 30 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-2.5 dB from Published Curve)
Dynamic Range > 106 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 72 dB (A-Weighted)
Max Input Sound Level (SPL) 128 dB (3% THD)
Power Requirements Powering via included N-Tube power supply with 115/230 VAC
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connector Microphone: Large-sized Tuchel, 12-Pin
N-Tube Power Supply: XLR-3M Type
Pad Yes, -10 dB, -20 dB (Switchable)
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, 12 dB/Octave Roll-Off (at 75 Hz or 150 Hz)
Dimensions 8.9 x 1.7″ (225 x 42mm) LxD
Weight 1.5 lbs (680g)
Package Weight 1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 15.0 x 12.0″
(N12VR) Power Supply
(H15/T) Elastic Shock Mount Suspension
(W42) Foam Windscreen
Professional Rugged Aluminum Carrying Case
Individually Tested Frequency Response Graph
3 Year Warranty