Valve Condenser Microphone
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An incredible example of the valve mic maker's art, the Sontronics Aria was beta-tested by Abbey Road studios and PJ Harvey!
- Valve cardioid condenser microphone
- Perfect for vocals, piano, acoustic guitar and cello
- Sensitivity: 18 mV/Pa
- 10 dB Pad
- 75 Hz high-pass filter
- Impedance: <200 Ohms
- Equivalent noise level: 18 dB (A-weighted)
- Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1000 Hz): 125 dB
The Sontronics Aria valve cardioid condenser microphone will give you stunning, beautiful results on every recording, thanks to its silky-smooth characteristics, its accurate response and Sontronics' trademark high-frequency roll-off.
Housed inside the chromed grille of the Sontronics Aria is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the detail and subtleties of any male or female vocal (sung or spoken) while the hand-selected European 12AX7/ECC83 tube lends a character that you'd expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic.
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Give your vocal and instrument recordings some warmth and body with the David Royer designed MA200!
- Pattern: cardioid
- Diaphragm: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered, 3-microns thickness
- Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-3dB
- Sensitivity: -37dB re 1V/pa
- Max. SPL: 120dB
- Distortion: head amp only, <1% @117dB SPL, <3% @ 125dB SPL, self noise: 14db nominal, not to exceed 16db (A Weighted)
- Impedance: 200 ohms, balanced using an output transformer
- Tubes: 5840 - pentode tube wired for triode operation
- Transducer: externally excited capacitor type
- Includes case, shockmount and PSU
The Avantone BV-12 is a valve microphone that sounds as good as it looks. It is incredibly versatile whilst giving the classic valve warmth
- Omni, cardioid, and figure-8 polar patterns, plus 6 in-between settings
- Microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass
- Vintage-style baked-on Buttercream finish
- The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs.
- Solid professional feel, superb structural integrity, and rugged reliability
- Mil-grade switches for 10dB pad and 80Hz rolloff
- Custom Retro shockmount
- Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15' XLR Cable
- Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
- Handcrafted wood side, tweed travel case
The Avantone BV1 sounds as good as it looks! It is a vocal condenser tube microphone that is not only flexible but musical-sounding!
- Rugged BV1 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass.
- Aesthetically, it features an elegant Retro-Butter-Cream finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill.
- The transformer coupled tube circuitry offers a modern-day, affordable solution to the desire to capture the character of famous European and American vintage designs.
- Rear vents aid in stabilizing internal temperature to help secure tube longevity
- Any studio can proudly offer the BV1 as a primary Vocal mic. It exudes class visually as well as sonically.
- The versatile BV1 mic is able to produce professional results with an open, warm, pleasing sonic character.
- The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic.
- 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assembly.
- -10dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches.
Not only a stunning multi-pattern condenser mic, the Lewitt LCT 940 also lets you go from valve to FET and back again!
- Valve condenser microphone
- Combines the sonic characteristics of a tube and a FET mic in one single housing for maximum creative freedom and an undisturbed workflow
- Continuously variable switching and merging of tube and FET sound via rotating potentiometer
- 1-inch externally biased, dual-system capsule with ultra-thin , gold-layered low-mass diaphragms combined with a dual triode tube ensures accurate transient response while providing smooth, warm and airy tube sound
- Nine consistent directional characteristics – cardioid, omni-directional, figure-8, broad cardioid, supercardioid and four intermediate patterns – for maximum flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
- Superior dynamic range of 128 dB-A (Tube) / 135 dB-A (FET) and exceptionally low self-noise of 12 dB-A (Tube) / 8 dB-A (FET) for ear-catching realism and distortion-free sonic depth
- 4-position switchable pre-attenuation pad (0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB and 18 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels and 4-position high-pass filter
- Illuminated user interface and jog dials for easy handling even in dark environments
- Extra-large hexagonal ruthenium-galvanised steel mesh grille provides an open acoustic environment and prevents unwanted internal reflections
- Comes in a black carrying case; includes PSU 940 power supply unit with sturdy full-metal housing and milled, anodised black aluminium front, LCT 40 SHxx shock mount, LCT 40 Tr audio cable with gold-plated 11-pin XLR connectors and LCT 40 Wxx windscreen
Multi-pattern variant of the highly acclaimed MA200 designed by David Royer.
- Pattern: continuously variable from omnidirectional to figure-8
- Diaphragm: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered, 3-micron thickness
- Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 KHZ, +/-3 dB
- Sensitivity: -37dB re 1V/pa
- Max. SPL: 120 dB with pad off, 135 dB with pad on.
- Distortion: < 1% @ 117 dB SPL, < 3% @ 125 dB SPL, self noise: 14db nominal, not to exceed 16db (A Weighted)
- Pad: 15 dB, bass cut: 6 dB per octave below 100Hz
- Transducer: Externally polarized, pressure gradient capacitor - double diaphragm.
- Tubes: Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum
- Includes carry case, shockmount and PSU
Looking for a great-sounding and versatile cardioid valve mic at a great price? The Telefunken CU29 Copperhead is it!
- Valve condenser microphone
- Capsule: Single Sided Gold Sputtered Membrane
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 14MV/Pa = -37dB (0dB = 1v/Pa) -10bD
- Impedance: 200 Ohms stock
- SPL: 138 dB
- Non Linear Distortion: Less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne
- Equivalent Noise: 16 dB (a-weighted)
- Tube Type: Telefunken new old stock EF-95
- Extras: Modern Power Supply, Shock Mount, Wooden Box, 7-pin Microphone Cable
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