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C12 VR

Reference multipattern tube condenser microphone

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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.

  • 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 bandwidth30 to 20000 Hz
Sensitivity10 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level22 dB-A
Signal to Noise72 dB-A
Pre-attenuation Pad-10, -20 dB
Bass Cut Filter100, 130 Hz
Electrical Impedance200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Polar PatternsCardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure of eight
Audio Output
TypeBalanced XLR
Height225 mm
Diameter42 mm
Net Weight680 g