Avantone Black Lion CV12 BLA Tube Microphone
£899.00

Avantone Black Lion CV12 BLA Tube Microphone

£899.00

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Avantone Black Lion CV12 BLA Tube Microphone
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The Avantone CV12 had originally established itself as a premier, industry-standard vocal recording microphone. The CV12 BLA is the brainchild of Avantone and Black Lion Audio, created with a flatter response and even more headroom.

A Classic Studio Mic, Re-Born

Black Lion Audio has spent over a decade perfecting the art of modding gear. Employing this expertise, Avantone have partnered with them to develop the CV-12BLA. This partnership resulted in a meticulous look at every single component of the classic CV-12.

Avantone Black Lion CV12 BLA Key Features:

  • Suitable for Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano
  • A new capsule was used to further smooth the highs and bring out the lows for more balance
  • 32mm K67 capsule replaced with a 34mm CK12 styled capsule
  • The frequency range is more balanced across the board
  • The coupling capacitor is a Solen FastCap
  • Modified circuit results in a flatter response
  • Completely redesigned power supply, featuring a new low-noise circuit
  • Regulated plate voltage supply
  • Extra filtering on transformer bridge diode
  • Designed and assembled in the USA

Flat Response

First and foremost, the circuit has been modified to have a flatter response. The high-mid bump that the CV12 is known for was tamed and a new capsule was used to further smooth the highs and bring out the lows resulting in more balance. This flatter response, coupled with higher headroom allows the microphone to be more of a “utilitarian” microphone that sounds great on just about everything. We particularly found that full range sources is where the CV-12BLA really shined as the frequency range is balanced across the board.

The coupling capacitor is an industry favorite Solen FastCap, which was chosen for its transparency. The 32mm K67 capsule was replaced with a 34mm CK12 styled capsule which was chosen to compliment the new circuit. Leaving no stone unturned, the CV-12BLA features a completely redesigned power supply, featuring a new low-noise circuit.

Jetsun Shock Mount Included

The CV-12BLA includes the new Jetsun shock mount. Not only does this shock mount help isolate the microphone from the stand, but the front section is also left open, allowing instruments and windscreens to get several inches closer to the headshell. This design feature allows artists to take advantage of an increased proximity effect, something much more difficult to do with a fully round shock mount.

Black Hard Case Included

Finally, the CV-12BLA includes a brand new black faux alligator skin case that not only protects the mic while transporting it, but also looks great while doing so!

Included In The Box:

  • Avantone CV-12 BLA Tube Microphone
  • Deluxe Faux Alligator case
  • New Jetsun shockmount
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden mic box
  • Low-noise Circuit Power Supply
  • Owner's Manual

Technical Specifications:

  • Type: Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone
  • Capsule: 34mm CK12 styled capsule
  • Polar Patterns: 9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
  • Output Impedance: <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL: 136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
  • Equivalent noise level: <17dB
  • S/N Ratio: 78dB
  • Sensitivity: -35dB
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables
  • Tube Type: 6072A
  • High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
  • Attenuation Switch: -10dB Switch
  • Power Requirements: Power supply with low-noise circuit
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
  • Weight: .8 kgs / 1.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 237mm x 46mm / 9.5" x 1.8"
More Information
Manufacturer Avantone
SKU 306855
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
MPN CV12BLA

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