T12 Microphone

$ 599.00

The T12 is a premium transformer-coupled large-diaphragm microphone, featuring our popular RK-12 capsule and a vintage circuit design (an upgraded version of the Neumann KM84 circuit). This is a fantastic microphone for vocals, drum overheads (with internal pad enabled), large-body acoustic guitars, ensembles, and more.

Two hidden switches (inside the mic) provide a -10dB pad and Cardioid/Omni pattern control. If you plan to record high-SPL sources, we would recommend building the pad with a higher value, such as -15dB. Make this request at the time of your order.

Greg Wells' Review

Greg Wells is credited with 85 million units sold (including Adele). Here's what he says about the T-12:



The mic ships with a zipper pouch and a swivel mount. Multiple color options are available at additional charge; see the color options page for details. These custom powdercoat finish options have to be ordered at the same time as the microphone.

This microphone is also available as a DIY kit; see the T-12 Microphone Kit.

Platinum Edition

The Platinum Edition T-12 incorporates upgrades throughout the circuit, notably including the JFET and output transformer. Several capacitors are upgraded to our own bespoke formulation (based on the famous Black Gate recipe). 

The mic body is upgraded to heavy brass, with a matte black finish; the grille is satin nickel. Optionally, you could upgrade to the copper grille, badge, and end cap; see custom color options. (If a custom powdercoat body color is ordered, the body material would be aluminum.)



These microphones are built to order in our US headquarters. Allow 3-5 business days for assembly, testing, burn-in, and final QC. Click here for the latest news about custom mic ordering times.

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