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

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Overview

Rivals the performance of industry icons.

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

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Specs

V13 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone 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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