Avantone CV12

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.


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The no compromise classic tube condenser mic

Any one of Avantone’s beautiful, Cabernet series mics are more than just a pretty face. On the outside the tuff as nails AV-12 features a precision milled brass hull, woven metal grill, and accents of polished nickel. On the inside, you’ll find top notch design, immaculate construction, and the finest materials. Expect outstanding performance, and faithful reliability.

The CV-12 is a large diaphragm tube-based condenser mic, designed to perform like the world-famous European tube mics of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Although the Vacuum tube is virtually obsolete, it remains irreplaceable in the audio world. Avantone’s CV-12 utilizes the vacuum tube circuit and gold sputtered 32mm diaphragm to full potential. All the warmth, clarity, and richly organic sound reproduction capabilities of Avantone’s CV-12 stands as tall or taller as contemporary favorites, or priceless vintage relics for mere dimes on the dollar.

A vocal booth with the unmistakable Cabernet CV-12 is a place any artist can enter with confidence and pride, but the CV-12 can accomplish so much more. With 9 polar patterns to choose from, a-10db pad, and high pass filter, the CK-12 excels on strings, grand piano, drum overhead, and general-purpose open room mic.

Custom “retro” Shockmount, PS-12 Multi-Pattern Power supply, cables, aluminum road case, manual, and premium grade 6072a vacuum tube are all included.


  • 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ dual 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules
  • -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF metal roll off toggle switches
  • Hand selected Russian made 6072A Tube
  • Rear vents aid in stabilizing internal temperature to help secure tube longevity
  • Each CV-12 Mic has a serial number


Standard Items Supplied:

  • 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

Weight 2,44 kg

9 patterns selectable at PS-12 power supply

Acoustic operating principle

Tube-Type True Condenser Microphone

Frequency range

20Hz – 20kHz +/- 3dB

Valve (Vacuum tube) fitted



14mV/Pa (-35 dBr.1V/Pa)

Rated impedance

<=250 Ohms / transformer isolated

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)


Signal-to-noise (A-weighted)

78 dB

Supply voltage

Power supply with low-noise circuit


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