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Avantone CV-12

Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

Avantone Pro CV-12

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Product Description for the Avantone CV-12

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

Our 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. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs. 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.


  • 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules
  • -10 dB pad  &  80 Hz LF metal roll off toggle switches
  • Hand selected Russian made 6072A Tube
  • Each CV-12 Mic has a serial number

Uses Include :

  • Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano

Standard Included Items :

  • Avantone CV-12 Tube Microphone
  • Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bands
  • Avantone PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power supply with cables
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden mic box
  • Premium Grade 6072A Tube
  • Padded aluminum storage / travel case
  • Owner's Manual


  • Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone


  • Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)

Polar Patterns

  • 9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply

Frequency Response

  • 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB

Output Impedance

  • <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated

Maximum SPL

  • 136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged

Equivalent noise level

  • <17dB

S/N Ratio

  • 78dB


  • -35dB

Output Connector

  • Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables

Tube Type

  • 6072A

High-Pass Switch

  • 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch

Attenuation Switch

  • -10dB Switch

Power Requirements

  • dedicated PS-12 Power Supply w/ selectable 115/230 VAC capability


  • Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body


  • .8 kgs / 1.8 lbs


  • 237mm x 46mm  /  9.5" x 1.8"
Brand Avantone
Weight 13.6000
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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TOP NOTCH! Best bang for your buck
Review by Jerry A.
I got this mic after extensively researching it. I never heard any sample audio, nor have I ever seen it in person. But after I plugged it in, I was impressed! The vocals came out so clear and had such a beautiful clear airy sound to it it's a fairly robust on acoustic guitars also. My only gripe is with the shock mount. It's not really all that great to tighten or loosen, but I can get over that quick when I hear the mic. If I had more thumbs up, they'd go up! (Posted on 11/27/13)

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