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

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Multi-pattern tube condenser with elegant red finish.

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 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)

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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)

     
    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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Very Best Mic I have Ever Owned Period!

      By Proaudiosoft

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

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

        I have bought several microphones in my day, and this one rivals them all. Warm clear gorgeous sound. Like many others here I read alot of reviews and watch alot of youtube video's about products I am interested in. I just happened to see a couple video's about this Mic praising its incredible sound. I have to tell you, they are right. If your like me and have many hundred buck (and less) cheapo mics laying around, stop the insanity and do yourself a favor and purchase this one. Sell the other junk you have on ebay or craigslist and start fresh with this bad boy. My favorite condensor mic before this was the MXL-4000, but seriously I doubt it will be getting much use anymore. As a guitarist, and "wannabe vocalist" I love this. The best tone I have ever gotten out of my voice. Proud to be the first to give a small review here. Final Thought: Buy it, your going to love it and kick yourself in the rear for not getting it sooner. With musicians friend current specials (15% OFF) you can buy it for Four Twenty Five, what a deal!

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