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Avantone BV-1 mkII Tube Condenser Microphone  From Avantone

Large diaphragm, vintage style tube, boutique  microphone

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Price:  $1,099.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Avantone

The BV-1 mkII is a tube-driven, large-diaphragm condenser microphone; it’spredecessor has become an indispensable element in world-renowned studios andhome set ups alike, due to an unheard-of combination of quality,durability,andvalue.The development of the BV-1 mkII was a “spare-no-expense”approach to microphone design — every single component was chosen for its soundquality. This has resulted in capacitors being used from 6 different boutique companiessuch as Solen, Nichicon, Wima, Elna, Kyocera and Epcos. Avantone worked with manyof these companies to manufacture custom capacitors just for the BV-1 mkII, as only thevery best would deliver our sonic quality.

The BV-1 mkII also features a custom Cinemag output transformer designed for thismicrophone, as well as a handpicked edge-terminated 34mm CK12-style capsule. Theculmination of these components led to a design that hashugebottom-end, and smoothyet airy top-end. The proximity effect lends itself to a massive sound that can add bodyand a sense of presence to any vocals. Though the original BV-1 remains a topcontender as a world-class vocal mic, the expanded veratility of the BV-1 mkII alsomakes for a top choice for use with percussion, piano, mandolin, brass, winds, and evenguitar cabinets. The BV-1 mkII is ready foranything.


Everything you need.

The BV-1 mkII includes a suite of all the accessories you need. The power supply, justas the microphone itself, is a “spare-no-expense” design. The ultra high quality 7 pincable is custom made by Sommer in Germany — this is one of thevery best7 pincables in existence; using thicker gauge conductors for the valve heater and heaterground that ensures the vacuum tube is always being provided the best current.A hardshell briefcase keeps everything together; even the included wood presentationbox that stores the microphone itself. The included shockmount holds the microphonesnug, and the included pop filter helps recording in even the toughtest environments.

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About Manufacturer

Avantone is a creative vehicle, enabling our core team to bring to market the things we see as missing in the industry. This can be as simple as a certain price point we feel should be met to give excellent quality for reasonable pricing. At other times, it may be an item that simply does not exist until we build it. We don't use the shotgun approach in creating a product line. Each and every product we create has passion and purpose behind it, whether it costs $20 or $1000. QUALITY: We do 100% Inspection of our mics right here in the USA. Most of our competition skips over this entirely or at best run "spot-checks". This takes us extra time but we want to do it. We care!


Tube Type:

Select Low-Noise Russian 6072A


Polar Pattern(s):

Variable Figure 8 through Cardiod and Omni.



Custom dual sided 34mm edge-terminated


gold-sputtered Mylar (6 micron)


Frequency Response:



Output Impedance:

<200 Ohms / transformer isolated





S/N Ratio:

78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)


Noise Floor:

< 17 dBA


Maximum SPL:

134dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)

144dB with pad engaged


Equivalent Noise Level:

<18dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)


Output Connector:

Male XLR 7 pin


High-Pass Switch:

80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch


Attenuation Switch:

-10dB Switch


Power Requirement:



Included Accessories:

Power Supply, Padded Wooden Mic Box,

Shockmount, Road Case.