Avantone BV-12 Multi-Pattern Custom Tube Microphone

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Product Ref: 37155

  • Multi-Pattern Custom Tube Microphone
  • 9 Selectable Patterns
  • Elegant 'Buttercream' & Polished Nickel Finish
  • Includes Shockmount, Case, Power Supply & XLR
  • Also Includes Tweed Travel Case

Avantone BV-12 Multi-Pattern Custom Tube Microphone

The Avantone BV-12 is a premium-quality multi-pattern custom tube microphone featuring dual 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules plus a ‘hand selected’ Russian made 6072A tube. The Avantone BV-12 is designed to deliver exceptional audio fidelity with a range of pickup patterns to suit different recording applications. Ideal for recording vocals, the BV-12’s wide frequency range and transformer coupled tube circuitry ensures the BV-12 picks up every nuance of the original sound, for exceptional audio quality. Additionally the BV-12 comes complete with a Custom Retro Shockmount and a range of accessories for transporting and storing your microphone.

Product Ref: 37155

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Exceptional Audio Fidelity

The Avantone BV-12 is designed to deliver exceptional audio fidelity for a wide range of sources. Primarily intended for vocals, the BV-12 will also easily handle recording a range of other sources including acoustic guitars, mandolin, drum overheads, pianos and more. The selectable pickup pattern also means the microphone is suited to being a room mic, picking up even the most subtle of ambient sounds for added depth. The design and character of the BV-12 is unparalleled for its price range, supplying you with a range of premium-quality components normally reserved for higher priced microphones. The design is intended to replicate the style and sound of classic vintage tube mics from the ‘50s and ‘60s at an affordable price range. The transformer couples circuitry and ‘hand-selected’ Russian tube ensures optimal audio quality and performance that will stand the test of time.

Versatile Recording Applications

The Avantone BV-12 features a range of components that make the microphone suited to recording more than just vocals. The 9-pattern pickup selector allows you to optimise the microphone to perform better in different settings and for recording a range of sources. Featured as standard are Omni, Cardioid and Figure-8 pickup patterns as well as 6 ‘in-between’ settings, allowing you to cater the microphones characteristics to the source you wish to record. For instance the omni-mode pickup pattern works well in certain rooms for ambient room mic usage. This makes the BV-12 ideal for recording everything from acoustic guitars, pianos, drum overheads to vocals and pianos. Also included is -10dB pad and 80 Hz roll off switches which can be selected for higher level audio sources such as pianos, eliminating any distortion from more demanding instruments.

Design & Construction

The vintage design of the BV-12 captures the essence of the tube microphones used in the ‘50s and ‘60s whilst utilising modern innovations to improve functionality and longevity. The BV-12 utilises dual 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assemblies plus a ‘hand-selected’ Russian-made 6072A tube for optimal audio quality and performance. This results in the classic warmth normally associated with vintage tube microphones. The microphones body is comprised of precision machined brass for optimal durability. Coated with a elegant Butter Cream finish accented with polished nickel trim and grill for that vintage aesthetic. Additionally the BV-12 comes complete with a range of accessories for transporting, storing and improving your microphones performance including: PS-1 Power Supply, Custom Retro Shockmount, Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15’ XLR Cable, Elegant Padded Genuine Wood Mic Box, Handcrafted Tweed Travel Case and the Owners Manual.

What’s Included

  • Avantone BV-12 Tube Microphone
  • Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount
  • Avantone PS-1 Multi-Pattern Power Supply
  • Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15’ XLR Cable
  • Elegant Padded Genuine Wooden Microphone Box
  • Handcrafted Tweed Travel Case
  • Owner’s Manual


  • Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability
  • The versatile BV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character
  • The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results.
  • The PS-1 power supply offers access not only to the above OMNI, CARDIOID, and FIGURE-8 patterns but also 6 "in-between" settings. Most vocals will be best suited to Cardioid pattern but you may experiment to satisfy yourself. The omni-mode works well in some rooms for ambient room mic usage.
  • -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches


  • Type: Tube-Type True Condenser
  • Capsule: Dual-sided 34mm edge-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Buttercream Body
  • Polar Pattern/s: 9 Patterns selectable at PS-1 Power Supply
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB
  • Output Impedance:
  • Maximum SPL: 136dB (0.5 THD @ 1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
  • Equivalent noise level: 17dB (A weighted EC651)
  • S/N Ratio re 1Pa: 78dB
  • Sensitivity: -38dB
  • Output connector: Male XLR 7 pin with special power supply and cables
  • High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/Octave
  • Attenuation Switch: -10dB
  • Included Accessories: Wood box, shockmount, 7-pin cable, Tweed road case, PS-1 power supply
  • Power Requirement: Dedicated PS-1 Power Supply, 115/230VAC selectable
  • Weight (kg): 8
  • Dimensions (mm): 237 x 46