One of the most famous tube microphones in the history of recording was the legendary AKG C 12.
In spite of vast changes in microphone engineering, these microphones in good condition are still very much sought after and extremely expensive.
Therefore, studio engineers vigorously demanded a rerun.The C 12 VR is an exact replica of the original C 12, from the cap-sule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube.
The only difference is that its self noise and some components were optimized to meet the current state of the art.
No less than nine remotely selectable polar patterns, the legendary large-diaphragm capsule, and an original 6072A vacuum tube provide a sound that is simply beyond words.
The C 12 VR comes complete with an aluminum carrying case, power supply, cable, windscreen, and spider type shock mount.
Recreates the legendary C 12 tube microphone
Nine remotely selectable polar patterns from omnidirectional to figure-eight
Complete with many useful acces-sories and aluminum carrying case
Polar pattern cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight, and 6 intermediate positions, remotely selectable
Frequency range 30 to 20,000 Hz
Max. SPL 128/138/148 db (k=3%)
Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3) 32 db
Equivalent noise level 22 dB-A
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 72 dB
Preattenuation pad 10 dB, 20 dB, selectable
Bass filter 6 dB/octave at 100 Hz,
12 dB/octave at 130 Hz
Impedance 200 Ohm
Recommended load impedance >1000 ohms
Connector 12-pin DIN
Cable 10 m (33 ft.)
Net weight 680 g / 24 oz.
Shipping weight 4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs.
Patent(s) Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)
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