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AKG C12 #1680 (Used)

Classic large diaphragm tube microphone
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Classic microphone with rich low end and natural top end. Capsule reskinned by Doug Walker. AKG PSU, original swivel mount and microphone box.

Omni, figure eight and cardioid patterns, along with 6 other intermediate positions, remotely controlled from the psu.

Tech Specs:
• Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 cps
• Directional Characteristics (nine different positions): omni-directional.
Cardioid: better than 20 dB front-to-back ratio at 180° sound incidence,
bi-directional: 20 dB front-to-back ratio
• Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/µbar (–60 dB re 1 V/dyne/cm2), unloaded (200 ohms)
• Equivalent Noise Level: less than 20 dB
• Impedance: 50/200 ohms (change solder lugs)
• Tube Complement: 1 x 6072, 6.3 volts DC filament voltage,
120 volts DC plate voltage
• Stand Connector: 3⁄8", ½", 5⁄8"-27 with micro phone cable MK 12
• Dimensions: 10" (255 mm) with connector, 11⁄16" diameter (43 mm)

The C12 is a justifiable legend in the world of microphones. Now enshrined in the TECnology Hall of Fame, it has spawned a number of imitators and vintage re-issues. The originals were only made for ten years, (1953-1963), with approximately 2,500 microphones manufactured.

Known for its unparalleled clarity and unique sound, the combination of the CK12 capsule and the 6072 tube achieves what many consider the pinnacle of the microphone designer's art.

The C12 was frequently used for recording Paul McCartney's bass on Beatles tracks from Sgt. Pepper onwards, and also saw use recording the grand piano, strings, and the famous orchestral section of A Day in the Life.


Additional Information

Condition Used / Vintage
Package Contents Mic swivel mount (original), Mic-PSU cable, Microphone box (original), PSU (original)
Tube Type 6072
Capsule Type CK12 Brass Ring DW reskin
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