Avantone BV-12
Custom Tube Bottle Microphone

OUR PART #:  BV-12

The Avantone "Buttercream (B-series)" microphones from Avantone Pro are our premium products designed to offer true professional performance.
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The Avantone "Buttercream (B-series)" microphones from Avantone Pro are our premium products designed to offer true professional performance.  They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced microphones.  The Avantone BV-12 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 1950s and 1960s...but at a fraction of their cost.


  • Custom Retro Shockmount
  • Padded wood box
  • Wood-sided tweed road case
  • PS-1 power supply
  • Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15 ft XLR Cable
  • Owner's Manual

Avantone BV-12 Features:

  • The rugged BV-12 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision-machined of brass.
  • Aesthetically, it features an elegant Buttercream baked-on finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill.
  • The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs.
  • Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.
  • Any studio can proudly offer the BV-12 as a primary vocal microphone...It exudes class visually as well as sonically.
  • The versatile Avantone BV-12 microphone is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character
  • 9-Pattern Tube microphone with dual 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assemblies.
  • Military-grade -10dB pad and 80Hz roll-off switches.
  • "Hand-Selected" Russian made 6072A tube.
  • Uses include: Studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, piano, room mic, etc...
  • The PS-1 power supply offers access not only to the above OMNI, CARDIOID, and FIGURE-8 patterns but also 6 "in-between" settings. Most vocals will bebest suited to Cardioid pattern but you may experiment to satisfy yourself. The omni-mode works well in some rooms for ambient room mic usage.

Avantone BV-12 Specifications:

  • Type:  Tube-Type True Condenser
  • Capsule:  Dual-sided 34mm edge-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)
  • Polar Pattern/s:  9 Patterns selectable at PS-1 Power Supply
  • Frequency Response:  20 Hz  - 20 kHz +/- 3dB
  • Output Impedance:  <=250 Ohms /transformer-isolated
  • Maximum SPL:  136dB (0.5% THD @ 1000Hz) 146dB with pad engaged
  • Equivalent noise level:  17dB (A weighted EC651)
  • S/N Ratio re 1Pa :  78dB
  • Sensitivity:  -38dB
  • Output Connector:  Male XLR 7-pin with special power supply and cables
  • High-Pass Switch:  80 Hz 6dB/octave
  • Attenuation Switch:  -10dB
  • Power Requirement:  Dedicated PS-1 Power Supply,115/230VAC selectable
  • Weight:  1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
  • Dimensions:  9.5" x 1.8" (237 x 46 mm)
  • Finish:  Polished Nickel trim / Buttercream Body

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