Avantone BV1 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Microphone

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Product Ref: 15439

  • Professional Performance
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
  • Drum Overheads, Percussion, Piano
  • Includes Wooden Box

Avantone BV1 Multi-Pattern Large Capsule Tube Microphone

The Avantone BV1 is a large capsule tube microphone designed for capturing studio-quality recordings from a range of musical sources. This premium-quality vintage-style microphone not only looks good but sounds great too. Designed to replicate the style and sounds of the finest tube microphones form '50s and '60s, the Avantone BV1 features a sleek classic finish with premium-quality components for exceptional audio quality. The large tube capsule ensures you pick up every nuance of the original sound as it was intended, ideal for recording everything from vocals to acoustic guitars, percussion and more.

Product Ref: 15439

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Versatile Recording Applications

The Avantone BV-1 is designed to recording a wide range of different sources, including everything from vocals to pianos. It’s versatility in recording Is thanks to its large-diaphragm tube capsule that features a wide frequency range as well as -10dB pad and 80 Hz LF roll off switches allowing you to cater the microphones pickup pattern to different recording applications. Its primary use is for recording vocals, ensuring optimal audio fidelity for close range recording. The wide frequency range on the microphone (25Hz – 20kHz) ensures you capture every nuance of the original sound as it was intended. One of the most unique features of the BV-1 is the 9-pattern selector which is remotely controlled from the power supply (included). The patterns span between omnidirectional, figure-eight to cardioid and more, perfect for catering to different recording situations. The result is a defined yet warm sound, capturing the characteristics associated with classic tube microphones.

Vintage Style Meets Modern Innovations

The BV-1’s aesthetic is designed to capture the essence of the vintage tube microphone used in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The style and design reflects this with the large diaphragm and butter cream metallic finish delivering that classic look and feel. The body and capsule of the microphone are constructed from brass, designed to protect the 34mm gold sputtered Mylar diaphragm. The BV-1 comes complete with a Custom Retro Shockmount which allows precise positioning of the microphone while minimising any unwanted vibrations while the microphone is in use.

Design & Construction

It’s vintage style and premium-quality construction ensures the BV-1 will stand the test of time, with its high-quality components and modern innovations making the microphone ideal as a primary vocal mic. With its elegant Retro-Butter-Cream finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill, the BV-1 is built to last, improving its longevity whilst ensuring maximum durability. The microphone is manufacturer using premium grade resistors and capacitors with precision machines brass structural components for rugged reliability and superb sonic integrity. The vents located on the rear of the microphone helps to stabilise the internal temperature, helping to improve longevity. The transformer coupled tube circuitry captures the famous character of European and American vintage designs for that classic look and feel. Additionally the BV-1 comes complete with a range of accessories including a power supply (with integrated 9-pattern selector), a Custom Retro Shockmount, Custom Designed Tweed road case, Removable metal pop filter, Padded wooden microphone box and a microphone cable; giving you everything you need to transport, store and improve your microphones’ performance.

What’s Included

  • Power Supply
  • Padded Wooden Microphone Box
  • Custom Retro Shockmount
  • Custom Designed Tweed Road Case
  • Removable Metal Pop Filter
  • Microphone Cable


  • Rugged BV1 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass
  • Aesthetically, it features an elegant Retro-Butter-Cream finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill
  • The transformer coupled tube circuitry offers a modern-day, affordable solution to the desire to capture the character of famous European and American vintage designs
  • Rear vents aid in stabilizing internal temperature to help secure tube longevity
  • Any studio can proudly offer the BV1 as a primary Vocal mic. It exudes class visually as well as sonically
  • Manufactured using premium grade resistors and capacitors along with precision machined brass structural components that yield a very solid feel, superb sonic integrity and rugged reliability
  • The versatile BV1 mic is able to produce professional results with an open, warm, pleasing sonic character
  • The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic
  • 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assembly
  • -10dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches
  • Perfect for recording a range of sources including: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Drum Overheads, Perucssion, Piano, Vocals and more


  • Output Impedance: <200 Ohms / transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL: 134dB (0.5 THD @1000Hz) 144dB with pad engaged
  • Frequency Response: 25Hz-20KHz
  • Equivalent noise level:
  • S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Sensitivity: -35dBV
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin
  • Tube Type: Select Low-Noise Russian 6072A
  • High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
  • Attenuation Switch: -10dB Switch
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Glossy Butter-Cream Body
  • Weight (BV-1 Mic Only): 1.3 kgs / 46 oz.
  • Weight (in case): 25 Lbs (11.15 kgs)
  • Dimensions (Microphone): 10"(250mm) Long x 2.5" (63mm) wide BODY / 75mm (3") GRILL
  • Dimensions of Product Case: 23" x 7.5" x 17"