V-12 Tube Microphone
The V12 is our custom C12-style tube microphone, handbuilt to order in California using premium parts. It is comparable in performance to commercial mics in the $1900-$2500 range.
- Vintage tone
- 9 polar patterns
- Elastic shockmount
- Power supply
- Robust flightcase
From the edge-terminated capsule to the handpicked components and custom output transformer, this mic is all about vintage vibe.
The capsule is our edge-terminated CK12 recreation. The tube is a low-noise, selected 6072a type from Russia. The circuit is our version of the ElaM 251 circuit, made with handpicked, audiophile-grade parts including a custom US-made transformer.
Quantities are limited.
Power supply options
This microphone includes our standard power supply. It is an imported, zener-regulated supply that is comparable to what you would get with most any commercial tube mic under $1000.
As an alternative, we offer a custom, US-made premium tube mic power supply. These are handbuilt in California. To upgrade your V-12 to this premium PSU, order it here and choose the "upgrade bundle" option for discounted pricing. Note - the upgrade bundle pricing is only available if the PSU is ordered in the same shopping cart as the V-12 microphone.
The V-12 includes a basic elastic shockmount. If you'd like to upgrade to the Rycote USM, we can also change the case so that the USM fits into a special enlarged die-cut. We can rebate the cost of the original shockmount (USD $15) if you wish to do this. Contact us for details.
Built to order
Because the V-12 is handbuilt to order, please allow 3-5 business days' lead time for the build, burn-in, and QC.