AKG C12VR Tube Microphone



  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Nine Remotely Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Replica of the Original C12 
  • Includes Aluminium Carry Case, Power Supply, Cable, Windscreen and Spider-Type Shock Mount
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Legendary tube sound 

The C12 VR is the reference multipattern tube studio condenser microphone with nine polar patterns selectable by a remote control. Among sound engineers, the AKG C12 is considered the holy grail of microphones. This legendary microphone, first built in the 1950s, is one of the most famous tube microphones in history, and its successor is today’s C12 VR.

The C12 VR is an enhanced version of the original C12, from the capsule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria.



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Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure 8, Omnidirectional
  • The legendary AKG sound used on dozens of number-1-hits- an enhanced version of the highly sought-after AKG C12 built 1953-1960
  • Edge-terminated CK12 capsule and original 6072A vacuum tube- provide a sound that is simply beyond words
  • Selected state-of-the-art components- ensure low noise and reliable operation
  • Nine remotely selectable polar patterns- for maximum flexibility and ease of use
  • Carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria- meticulous attention to detail ensures highest quality
  • Audio frequency bandwidth: 30 - 20000 Hz
  • Equivalent noise level: 22 dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
  • Signal to Noise: 72 dB-A
  • Preattenuation Pad: -10; -20 dB
  • Bass cut filter: 100; 130 Hz
  • Electrical impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure of eight
  • Height: 225 mm
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Net Weight: 680 g
  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-pin

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