Avantone CV-12 Tube Condenser Microphone

$715.00 $685.00

Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone with Nine Polar Patterns, Power Supply, and Aluminum Storage Box. Avantone’s CV-12 brings classic tube mic sound to professional and project studios everywhere.


The quality speaks for itself!

“I’ve tried a lot of different mics on Taylor; I had the CV-12 on loan from Ray Kennedy as a “try this for a while” mic, and Taylor came to the house to do a radio edit on one of her songs from the first album. When she put on the headphones and said “TEST”, completely unprompted, she said, “This is my mic. I love this mic. I just wanna use this one from now on!” She had no idea what it was, just loved it, and I went along with something that felt right for her. We’ve been using it ever since, and it sounds great on her voice.”
– Nathan Paul Chapman (Producer for Taylor Swift)

The Avantone “Cabernet (C-series)” mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the fine vintage tube mics of the 1950’s & 1960’s…but at a fraction of their cost! The CV-12 is equipped with nine polar patterns to handle a variety of sound sources including the human voice, strings, acoustic guitars, drum overheads, and much more, and it does it all with the style and sound often found in much pricier tube mics from generations back.

Uses Include: -Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano.


  • Type: Tube-type Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: 9 patterns selectable at power supply
  • Frequency Response: 25-20,000 Hz +/- 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 and cables
  • Included Accessories: Padded Wooden Box, Shockmount , Metal road case
  • High-Pass: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
  • Attenuation Switch: 10dB Switch
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim/Metallic Cabernet Red Body
  • Weight: 800g
  • Dimensions: 9.5″ x 1.8″

Standard Included Items:

  • Avantone CV-12 Tube Microphone
  • Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bands
  • Avantone PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power supply with cables
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden mic box
  • Premium Grade 6072A Tube
  • Padded aluminum storage / travel case
  • Owner’s Manual


Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone

Dual-sided 32mm center-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)

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

S/N Ratio


Output Connector
Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables

Tube Type

High-Pass Switch
80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch

Attenuation Switch -10dB Switch

Power Requirements
dedicated PS-12 Power Supply w/ selectable 115/230 VAC capability

Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body