AVANTONE CV-12 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone + Shock Mount + Wooden Box


AVANTONE CV-12 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone + Shock Mount + Wooden Box


The AVANTONE “Cabernet (C-series)” mics from AVANT ELECTRONICS are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. 

 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!

Our rugged CV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of 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 Metalized  Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path. This represents our commitment to quality  as these normally are the type of components that are implemented by microphone modder/hot-rodders !

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 Shockmount 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.

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

Each CV-12 Mic & wooden mic box has a serial number

 Uses Include: 

Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, room mic, piano…

Output Impedance:

<=250 Ohms / transformer isolated

Maximum SPL :

136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged

Equivalent noise level :


S/N Ratio




Output Connector:

Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables

Included Accessories:

Padded  Wooden Box, Shockmount, Metal road case

Tube Type:


High-Pass Switch

80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch

Attenuation Switch

-10dB Switch


Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body


.8 kgs / 1.8 lbs


237mm x 46mm  /  9.5" x 1.8"

NOTE: The PS-12 power supply offers access not only to the above OMNI, CARDIOID, and FIGURE-8 patterns but also 6 “in-between” settings. Most vocals will be best suited to Cardioid pattern but you may experiment to satisfy yourself. The omni-mode works well in some rooms for ambient room mic usage.

Standard Included Items:
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
Padded Aluminum storage / travel case
Owners Manual