Avantone Audio CV-12 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone


The Avantone CV-12 puts the classic tube mic sound into the hands of home and project studio engineers and musicians who want to record on their own. This versatile multi-pattern condenser adds charm and character to all kinds of acoustic instruments, horns and drums. The CV-12 is also a premiere vocal microphone, capturing all the breath and nuance of the singer in hair-raising detail. This mic has nine selectable polar patterns, allowing you to dial in as much or as little room and ambience as you desire for a particular track, and with switchable pad and bass rolloff and high SPL handling, there's nothing the CV-12 can't do.

Product Specs

  • CV-12 Multipattern Condenser
  • Red
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Avantone Audio CV-12 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
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  • Wow...a REAL 5 Star Mic

    At this price-point,one of the best performers on the market. A joy to record acoustic guitar with, even in not-so-ideal rooms. Pair this with a good vocalist in a great sounding room, try out the different polar patterns, and you will always remember the CV-12 after that. No hype, an amazing tube mic at an equally amazing price.

  • Verified Purchase

    I love this mic! Can’t beat it in this price range

  • Surprisingly nice

    Verified Purchase

    I bought this microphone in order to do a modification. I like to test stock items, which I will be modifying, before I modify them. That way I can a/b the difference. I must say this thing sounds really good right out of the box. I am doing a modification in stages. The first stage is complete and…

  • Best Vocal Microphone for Pop Under $2,800

    Verified Purchase

    This mic sounds incredible for the price! When ran through a 1073 and a CL-1B it sounds just as good as anything you'd hear on the radio. Definitely not a U47, but this mic sounds great.

  • Great Mic does it all

    You can use CV-12 for everything recording. Picks up drums great. Great for vocal.