AKG C 12 VR Microphone

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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

Multi-Pattern Condenser

9 Switchable Pickup Patterns

Attentuation & Boost

High-Pass Filter

External Control/Power Unit

Includes Aluminum Case

3-Year Warranty


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)

Packaging Info

Package Weight         1.5 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)            16.0 x 15.0 x 12.0″

In Box

(N12VR) Power Supply

(H15/T) Elastic Shock Mount Suspension

10M Cable

(W42) Foam Windscreen

Professional Rugged Aluminum Carrying Case

Individually Tested Frequency Response Graph

3 Year Warranty


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