The AKG C 12 VR is an replica of the original C 12, from the cap-sule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube.
The only difference the AKG C 12 VR and the AKG C 12 is that its self noise and some components were optimized to meet the current state of the art. No less than nine remotely selectable polar patterns, the legendary large-diaphragm capsule, and an original 6072A vacuum tube provide a sound that is simply beyond words.
The AKG C 12 VR comes complete with an aluminum carrying case, power supply, cable, windscreen, and spider type shock mount.
Recreates the legendary C 12 tube microphoneNine remotely selectable polar patterns from omnidirectional to figure-eightComplete with many useful acces-sories and aluminum carrying case
cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight, and 6 intermediate positions, remotely selectable
30 to 20,000 Hz
10 mV/Pa (-40 dBV); 10-dB increase selectable by internal switch
128/138/148 db (k=3%)
Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3)
Equivalent noise level
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
10 dB, 20 dB, selectable
6 dB/octave at 100 Hz,
12 dB/octave at 130 Hz
Recommended load impedance
from supplied N 12 VR power supply
from supplied N 12 VR
10 m (33 ft.)
42 dia. x 225 mm / 1.7 dia. x 8.9 in.
680 g / 24 oz.
4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs.
Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)
Acoustic resistor (Patent no. AT 400.910)