UPC/EAN #753459761717     MPN #BV1-MKII    


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Large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone with CK12-style capsule and 9 selectable polar patterns

The BV-1 mkII is a tube-driven, large-diaphragm condenser microphone; it's predecessor has become an indispensable element in world- renowned studios and home set ups alike, due to an unheard-of combination of quality, durability, and value. The development of the BV-1 mkII was a "spare-no-expense" approach to microphone design - every single component was chosen for its sound quality. This has resulted in capacitors being used from 6 different boutique companies such as Solen, Nichicon, Wima, Elna, Kyocera and Epcos. Avantone worked with many of these companies to manufacture custom capacitors just for the BV-1 mkII, as only the very best would deliver our sonic quality.

The BV-1 mkII also features a custom Cinemag output transformer designed for this microphone, as well as a handpicked edge-terminated 34mm CK12-style capsule. The culmination of these components led to a design that has huge bottom- end, and smooth yet airy top-end. The proximity effect lends itself to a massive sound that can add body and a sense of presence to any vocals. Though the original BV-1 remains a top contender as a world-class vocal mic, the expanded veratility of the BV-1 mkII also makes for a top choice for use with percussion, piano, mandolin, brass, winds, and even guitar cabinets. The BV-1 mkII is ready for anything.

The BV-1 mkII includes a suite of all the accessories you need. The power supply, just as the microphone itself, is a "spare-no- expense" design. The ultra high quality 7 pin cable is custom made by Sommer in Germany - this is one of the very best 7 pin cables in existence; using thicker gauge conductors for the valve heater and heater ground that ensures the vacuum tube is always being provided the best current.

A hardshell briefcase keeps everything together; even the included wood presentation box that stores the microphone itself. The included shockmount holds the microphone snug, and the included pop filter helps recording in even the toughest environments.
  • MASSIVE sound
  • Fantastic versatility
  • Superb proximity effect
  • Edge-terminated 34mm CK12-style capsule
  • Custom Cinemag transformer
  • High-end components throughout, including custom capacitors
  • Vintage-style power supply with 9 selectable patterns
  • Ultra high quality 7 pin cable
  • Padded/plush lined wood presentation box
  • Shockmount and pop filter
  • Hardshell briefcase
  • TUBE TYPE: Select Low-Noise Russian 6072A
    POLAR PATTERN(S): Variable Figure 8 through Cardiod and Omni.
    CAPSULE: Custom dual sided 34mm edge-terminated? gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
    OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <200 Ohms / transformer isolated
    S/N RATIO: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    NOISE FLOOR: < 17 dBA
    MAXIMUM SPL: 134dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 144dB with pad engaged
    EQUIVALENT NOISE LEVEL: <18dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
    HIGH-PASS SWITCH: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
    INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: Power Supply, Padded Wooden Mic Box,Shockmount, Road Case.
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