Avantone CV-28 Small-Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

Avantone CV-28 Small-Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone Avantone CV-28 Small-Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone Avantone CV-28 Small-Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone
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  • Avantone CV-28 Small-Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone

    The Avantone "Cabernet (C-series)" mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The Avantone CV-28 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the fine vintage tube mics of the 1950's & 1960's...but at a fraction of their cost!

    Our rugged CV-28 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 offers a modern-day, affordable solution to the desire to capture the character of famous European and American vintage designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CV-28 as a primary acoustic instrument 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-28 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. 3-Pattern Tube Microphone w/interchangeable 19mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assemblies. Military-grade -15 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches.

  • Features

    Uses Include
    Acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, percussion, piano mic, etc...

    Standard Items Supplied

    • Avantone CV-28 Tube Microphone
    • Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount
    • Avantone PS-28 Proprietary Power supply with cables
    • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
    • 3 Interchangeable 19mm Capsules ( Cardioid, Omni, Hyper-Cardioid)
    • Padded Aluminum storage / travel case
    • Owners Manual

  • Specifications

    Tube-type Condenser

    Polar Pattern
    3 patterns via interchangeable capsules (Omni, Cardioid, Hyper-Cardioid)

    Frequency Response
    20-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB

    Output Impedance
    <=250 Ohms / transformer isolated

    Maximum SPL
    136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)

    20mV/Pa – 34dB

    Equivalent Noise Level

    Output Connector
    Male XLR 7 pin w/ special power supply & cables

    Included Accessories
    -Padded Wooden Box
    -Metal road case

    Tube Type
    Select Military-Grade 6J1B

    High-Pass Switch
    High-Grade 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch

    Attenuation Switch
    High-Grade -15dB Switch

    Power Requirement
    Dedicated PS-28 POWER SUPPLY w/switchable 115/230VAC Capability

    Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body

  • Testimonials

    "Occasionally a piece of equipment shows up that brings real quality to the marketplace at an affordable price. Avantone has done exactly that with the CV12 and CV 28 microphones. In fact, I can't remember something so good being so affordable. These mics sound terrific, are robustly built, and look great to boot. These are wonderful mics, affordable within any budget. They hold their own with my U48, C24, and other high end microphones which are twenty times more expensive!"
    - Tony Berg | Producer (Pete Yorn, Nickel Creek, Michael Penn, Squeeze, Edie Brickell)

    "...I was shocked at what I heard the first time I put up the CV-28. I was recording George Doering and his army of acoustic guitars. My usual choices for these sessions are my Neumann KM-54 and my Royer 121 active ribbon mic. The CV-28 had just been delivered that afternoon, so we decided to put it up right next to the KM-54. I initially plugged both mics into two channels of my Millenia mic pre, but at first listen I thought it was a little too open and switched to a pair of API pres. Amazing! At first, it was extremely difficult to hear a difference between the Neumann and the CV-28. After a few minutes of listening, it felt like the Neumann was just slightly more refined, but not so much that I preferred it to the CV-28 (remember that I'm comparing the 28 to one of the all-time great mics here!). Rather than make a decision right there, I just recorded both mics. When it came time to mix, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the CV-28 often times worked better than the Neumann...Well Done..."
    - Chris Fogel | Producer/Engineer (Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow, Aerosmith, Seal)