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The holy grail of microphones

Legendary tube sound for lead vocals, brass instruments and electric guitars

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


Technical Specification

General
Audio Frequency bandwidth 30 to 20000 Hz
Sensitivity 10 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level 22 dB-A
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
Figure of eight
Audio Output
Type Balanced XLR
Gender Male
Contacts 3-pin
Design
Finish green/gold
Dimensions / Weight
Height 225 mm
Diameter 42 mm
Net Weight 680 g
AKG C12VR

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DESIGNED IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA