AKG C12 VR Reference Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Vintage Tube Microphone
  • Retains Vintage Design
  • Creates Classic, Warm Sound
  • Multi-Pattern Condenser
  • 9 Switchable Pickup Patterns
  • Attenuation & Boost
  • High-Pass Filter
  • External Control/Power Unit
  • Includes Aluminum Case
  • 3-Year Warranty

AKG C12 VR Overview

The C12 VR Reference Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone from AKG is a studio condenser microphone that's a favorite among some of the most sought after recording engineers in the industry. Modeled directly after the classic AKG C12, the C12 VR (vintage restoration) maintains it's popularity since it's inception in the late 1940's. Like the C12, the C12 VR features a 1.0" diaphragm and unique condenser tube (6072A) design, providing warmth and presence characteristics unique to the microphone.

In addition to the classic sound, the C12 VR is a versatile microphone featuring 9 switchable pickup patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight, with variations of each. Also provided is switchable attenuation between -10 or -20 dB, and a boost of +10 db to accommodate all studio recording requirements. An aluminum case is included, and the C12 VR is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Original Vintage Design 
Modeled after the classic AKG C12, the C12VR is a restored version of the classic tube condenser microphone featuring the original 6072 vacuum tube, 1950's dual diaphragm and transformer.
Switchable Polar Patterns 
The C12VR features flexible switchable polar patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight with variations of each pattern.
Attenuation and Boost Switching 
-10 and -20 dB of pre-attenuation and gain boost of +10 dB accommodate all studio requirements from vocals to instruments of types.
High Pass Filter
A 2-position high pass filter eliminates low end noise and rumble providing more presence of mid and high end frequencies. 
External Control/Power Unit 
The N 12VR remote power supply, provides power to the microphone and features polar pattern, high pass filter, and attenuation / boost switches.
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Manufacturer AKG
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AKG C12 VR Specs

Analog Performance
Polar PatternCardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched
Frequency Range30 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio72 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level22 dB A-Weighted
Pad-10 dB
-20 dB
Impedance200 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity10 mV/Pa
Low-Cut Filter@ 100 Hz
@ 130 Hz
Output Connectors1 x 3-Pin XLR
Length8.86" / 225 mm
Diameter1.65" / 42 mm
Weight23.99 oz / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.0 x 15.0 x 12.0"
AKG C12 VR Reference Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
  • (N12VR) Power Supply
  • (H15/T) Elastic Shock Mount Suspension
  • Microphone Cable (32.8' / 10.0 m)
  • (W42) Foam Windscreen 
  • Professional Rugged Aluminum Carrying Case
  • Individually Tested Frequency Response Graph
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty.
AKG C12 VR Reference Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone