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Reference multipattern tube condenser microphone.

C12 VR

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.

Key Features


Transducer type: Dual diaphragm, 1 in (25 mm) diameter

Diaphragm material: Gold sputtered mylar foil.

Frequency response: 30 Hz - 20 kHz

(±2.5 dB from published curves)

Polar patterns: Omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8,

with 6 intermediate patterns (silent switching)

Impedance: 200 ohms (±25%)

Recommended load impedance: 1000 ohms or greater

Output connector (from control unit): XLR (pin 2 positive)

Output connector (from microphone): Tuchel 12-pin

Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 10 mV/Pa for all patterns; -40 dB

(dB re 1 V/Pa)

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 22 dB (DIN 45412)

Sound pressure level for 3% THD: 128 dB (equivalent to 50 Pa)

Pre-attenuation: -10 and -20 dB (at microphone)

Sensitivity increase: 10 dB (at microphone)

Low frequency rolloff/bass cut: two-position (at control unit)

Power requirement: 115/230 Vac

Microphone size: 1.65 in dia (42 mm)

8.9 in long (225 mm)

Microphone net weight: 24 oz (0.68 kg)

Shipping weight: 10 lb (4.5 kg)

Accessories included: Aluminum flight case

N12VR remote power supply

H35/T elastic suspension

MK12VR 30 ft (10 m) connecting cable

W42 Foam windscreen

Optional Accessory: PF100 pop filter with integrated gooseneck

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