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JZ Microphones Vintage 11 sets new microphone standard
Old 8th September 2011
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Hardware JZ Microphones Vintage 11 sets new microphone standard

JZ Microphones introduces the newest Vintage series microphone - V11 with budget-friendly price and it’s already available for pre-order in JZ Microphones home page.

The V11 is turning point for the praised Vintage series with absolutely new microphone design which follows the same vintage traditions and qualities as all the JZ Microphones products. It is not a version or replica of classic and legendary microphones such as U47, U67 or C12 and the number 11 stands for a 2011 as reference year when a new classic microphone has been created. Vintage 11 is dedicated for everyone who loves recording in highest quality possible and wants something better than all known studio standards. The new Vintage 11 will have budget-friendly price- SRPis going to be $699. The microphone is already available on JZ Microphones home page for pre-order.

JZ Microphones introduced the Vintage series two years ago with the aim to re-create vintage microphones and to unite classic qualities of the originals in combination with innovative technologies that provide various enhancements, such as the Golden Drop sputtering technique which provides a more detailed and transparent capsule response. The Vintage series includes V47, V67 and V12 large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphones, and they have gained enormous popularity and have been used in many records, like “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga, “Lovestrong” by Christina Perri, and the series have achieved recognition from Multi-Grammy winners and sound engineers Rafa Sardina (Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Dr. Dre…) and Joe Chiccarelli (U2, The White Stripes, The Strokes...)

For more information visit http://jzmic.com/eng/jzstore/Vintage/45












Old 8th September 2011
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See special Vintage 11 presentation video
JZ Microphones Vintage 11 - YouTube
Old 9th September 2011
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Hardware

Vintage 11 Specifications


Transducer type
- electrostatic
Operating principal
- pressure gradient
Diaphragms active diameter
- 27 mm
Frequency range
- 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Polar pattern
- cardioid
Output impedance
- 50 ohms
Rated load impedance
- 1000 ohms
Suggested load impedance
- >500 ohms
Sensitivity at 1000 Hz into 1000 ohms load
- 22 mV/Pa
S/N Ratio CCIR 468-3 weighted
- 76.5 dB
S/N Ratio DIN/IEC 651 A-weighted
- 87.5 dB-A
Equivalent noise level DIN/IEC A-weighted
- 6,5 dB-A
Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD at 1000 ohm load
- 134 dB
Dynamic range of the microphone preamplifier
- 128 dB
Phantom powering voltage on pins 2 & 3 of XLR
- +48 V (+/-4 V)
Current consumption
- <2 mA
Output connector
- 3-pin XLR male, gold plated contacts
Signal polarity
- positive toward pressure on a diaphragm produces positive polarity voltage on XLR pin #2 relatively to pin #3
Old 9th September 2011
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Quote:
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...Vintage 11 is dedicated for everyone who loves recording in highest quality possible and wants something better than all known studio standards...

That is quite a claim
Old 10th September 2011
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Quite a claim indeed.
This mic looks beautiful, would definitely like to hear how it compares to others in this price point
Old 12th September 2011
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Thanks for your post, the first reviews will be in November and December!
Old 10th November 2011
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Hardware

Soon reviews will be ready and we're working on sound samples and tests!














The designer of Vintage 11 Juris Zarins
Old 18th December 2011
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Has anyone tried this mic yet?
Old 18th December 2011
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Not this one but the other JZ mics I have tried or that I own are all excellent and highly recommended.
Old 4th January 2012
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From Vintage 11 review on Resolution ''It will undoubtedly win a lot of fans among those who are looking for something that sounds a little less ‘generic’ than similarly priced microphones.''

See the review here
http://www.jzmic.com/gallery/product...1325678546.pdf

Or here:
JZ Microphones | Facebook
Old 5th January 2012
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Old 10th January 2012
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And few more videos from Vintage 11 shootout. Follow up, there will be more videos and sound samples featuring V11 AB tests with AKG C12 VR, C414, Brauner Valvet, Audio-Technica 4033 and other mics.

V11 vs. Neumann U87 on acoustic guitar and voice
JZ Microphones Vintage 11 shootout: Goran Gora I - YouTube

V11, Bt-201, Bt-301 and U87 on acoustic guitar
JZ Microphones Vintage 11 shootout: Goran Gora II - YouTube
Old 17th January 2012
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Visit JZ Microphones at NAMM 2012 and check Vintage 11. Booth #6946.

Also check JZ guest appearances. Guests who will appear at JZ Microphones booth will be 13 Grammy awarded sound engineer Rafa Sardina (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Shakira), Platinum and Gold record owner Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, The Offspring, Rob Zombie), Eric Bass from Shinedown, Sylvia Massy (Tool, System Of A Down, Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Grammy awarded Thom Russo (Audioslave, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Michael Jackson) multi-Grammy owner Rob Chiarelli (Madonna, Pink, Usher) and Bob McChesney (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett). Appearance will be 30 minutes to 1 hour long and it will include questions and answers.

The following order of performances:
Thursday, January 19.
1:00pm - Rafa Sardina (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Shakira)
2:00pm - Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, The Offspring, Rob Zombie)

Friday, January 20.
1:00pm - Rob Chiarelli (Madonna, Pink, Usher)
2:00pm - Eric Bass from Shinedown
2:30pm - Bob McChesney (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett)

Saturday, January 21.
5:00pm - Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Michael Jackson)
Old 19th January 2012
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V11 review from Sound on Sound:
http://www.jzmic.com/gallery/product...1326898066.pdf
Old 30th January 2012
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Another A/B test video featuring Vintage 11, Brauner Valvet, Neumann U87, AKG C414. All files have been uploaded here: JZ Microphones Vintage 11 shootout: Relicseed by JZ Microphones on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

JZ Microphones Vintage 11 shootout: Relicseed - YouTube
Old 2nd February 2012
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From the clips it sounds very good!!
for that price should be a no brainer.. I'll see if I could try it over here in the next months..

good job Juris!!



Cheu
Old 3rd February 2012
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Thanks! And follow up, there will be more videos and reviews!
Old 7th February 2012
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This time V11 against U87, C414 and Audio-technica 4033a

JZ Microphones Vintage 11 shootout: Instrumenti II - YouTube
Old 8th February 2012
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A/B test for acoustic guitar & voice

Vintage 11


Neumann U87
Old 8th February 2012
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A/B test for voice

Vintage 11


Audio-technica 4033a
Old 15th February 2012
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A chance to get Vintage 11 with 25% discount
http://jzmic.com/eng/jzstore/Vintage...th-25-discount
Old 16th February 2012
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Just got the jz v11 into the studio. Will be doing tlm 103 and v11 shootouts today. Also just a general review and comparison
Old 16th February 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nauris View Post
A chance to get Vintage 11 with 25% discount
http://jzmic.com/eng/jzstore/Vintage...th-25-discount
Even at the normal price but at this price is definitely a no brainer...



Cheu
Old 18th February 2012
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Ok jz v11 is an awesome mic. Very detailed, yet reserved in those sibilant frequencies... Very usable on male vocals with extremely minimal treatment. Almost feels like there is a limiter on it. Sounds fantastic with a driven tube pre (have heard through summit and avalon). Definitely a no brainer. Will hopefully get tlm 103 and v11 comparisons on a classical guitar (through bla tweak head mod digi 002r pres) a little later
Old 20th February 2012
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Great, thanks for your coments and feedback, can't wait to hear more and I promise for more info!
Old 17th March 2012
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Great, thanks for your coments and feedback, can't wait to hear more and I promise for more info!
Is JZ currently looking to sponsor any bands or labels at all? I am planning on using the v11 for all lead vox on an upcoming project
Old 22nd February 2014
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I've got a V11 arriving next week and am looking forward to comparing i against a Neumann TLM102, Oktava MK-319 modded, Audio Technica AT4040, Rode NT1 (new black version) and KEL HM2-D. Will post samples in the shootout section!
Old 10th December 2015
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Yes. I still own the V11 and the AT4040 but sold the others.
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