The holy grail of microphones Legendary tube sound for lead vocals, brass instruments and electric guitars. The C12 VR is the reference multi-pattern tube studio condenser microphone with nine polar patterns selectable by a remote control. Among sound engineers, the AKG C12 is considered the holy grail of microphones. This legendary microphone, first built in the 1950s, is one of the most famous tube microphones in history, and its successor is today's C12 VR.
The C12 VR is an enhanced version of the original C12, from the capsule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria.
The legendary AKG sound used on dozens of number-1-hits - an enhanced version of the highly sought-after AKG C12 built 1953-1960
Edge-terminated CK12 capsule and original 6072A vacuum tube - provide a sound that is simply beyond words
Selected state-of-the-art components - ensure low noise and reliable operation
Nine remotely selectable polar patterns - for maximum flexibility and ease of use
Carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria - meticulous attention to detail ensures highest quality