AKG C12 VR Tube Condenser Microphone

Reference multipattern tube condenser microphone

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.

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The C12 VR is the reference multipattern 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 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
More Information


  • Audio Frequency bandwidth: 30 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 22 dB-A
  • Signal to Noise: 72 dB-A
  • Pre-attenuation Pad: -10, -20 dB
  • Bass Cut Filter: 100, 130 Hz
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure of eight


Audio Output

  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-pin



  • Finish: green/gold



  • Height: 225 mm
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Net Weight: 680 g
  • 1 x C12 VR Microphone
  • 1 x H15 T Shockmount
  • 1 x MK Tube Cable
  • 1 x N12 VR Power Supply
  • 1 x W42 Windscreen C12 VR