AKG C12 VR Condenser Microphone

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AKG C12 VR Reference Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The C12 VR is the reference multi-pattern 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, built from 1953 to 1970, replicating everything from the capsule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube, carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria.

General Specifications

Audio Frequency Bandwidth: 30 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent Noise Level: 22 dB-A
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise: 72 dB-A
Pre-Attenuation Pad: -10; -20 dB
Bass Cut Filter: 100; 130 Hz
Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Figure of Eight, and Omnidirectional

 What's In the Box?

1 x C12 VR Microphone
1 x H15 T Shockmount
1 x MK Tube Cable
1 x N12 VR Power Supply
1 x W42 Windscreen C12 VR

Official AKG Documentation

AKG C12 VR - Spec Sheet 
AKG C12 VR - Manual 
AKG C12 VR - Polar Patterns 
AKG C12 VR - Service Documentation