Our sales line is open Saturdays 12pm-7pm ET. Give us a call at 888.653.1184.

Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic

Multi-pattern large capsule tube microphone
Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic
Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic
or $14/month for 36 months 0% interest for 36 months**. 36 equal monthly payments required. Learn more
In Stock
Item is in stock and will ship the next business day. Place your order before 4:30pm ET Mon-Fri and we will ship your items the same day.

To inquire if this item is available in one of our stores, please call 888.653.1184 or chat with us.

The Avantone CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character, and performance can be compared directly to some of the very finest vintage tube vocal mics but at a fraction of their cost! The rugged microphone body and capsule assembly are made from precision machined brass.

Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs. The CV-12 in its normal stock version uses high-grade metal Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path. Any studio can proudly offer the CV-12 as a primary vocal mic: it exudes class visually as well as sonically.

Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity, and rugged reliability. The versatile CV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character. The included Custom Retro shock mount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results.


  • Nine pattern tube microphone with dual 32 mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules
  • -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF metal roll off toggle switches
  • Hand selected Russian made 6072A Tube
  • Each CV-12 mic & wooden mic box has a serial number


  • Output impedance: <=250 Ohms/transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL :136 dB (0.5% THD @1000 Hz) 146 dB with pad engaged
  • Equivalent noise level: <17 dB
  • S/N ratio: 78 dB
  • Sensitivity: -35 dB
  • Output connector: male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables
  • Included accessories: Padded wooden box, shock mount, metal road case
  • Tube type: 6072A
  • High-pass switch 80 Hz dB/octave switch
  • Attenuation switch -10 dB switch
  • Finish: Polished nickel trim/metallic cabernet red body
  • Weight: 0.8 kgs/1.8 lb
  • Dimensions: 237 mm x 46 mm/9.5" x 1.8"

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents PSU, PSU cable, shock mount, case, mic box, elastic bands, owners manual
Length 9.5 in
Diameter 1.8 in
Unit Weight 1.8 lb
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Impedance ≤ 250 Ohms, transformer isolated
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3dB
input_pad -10 dB
Sensitivity -35 dBV/Pa (17.8 mV)
Max. SPL 136 dB; 146 dB with pad (0.5% THD @ 1000Hz)
No one has written a review yet. Be the first!

Share Your Opinion

The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. That's where you come in! Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic. Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted.

How do you rate this product?

Blog Posts

Have some questions about this item?

When it comes to getting the best gear, your tastes are probably pretty particular. Vintage King can help answer any and every question to help you make the right decisions for your sound. Fill out the form below and we'll be in contact with you shortly.

Free Shipping in the USA and 50% Off International Shipping! See terms.

* Required Fields