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AKG C12
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Description

Original Vintage Valve Condenser Microphone with nine remotely-controlled polar patterns.

Nine different directional characteristics can be selected by means of a remote control unit without any change in frequency response or sensitivity. In addition to three basic characteristics, omni-directional, cardioid and bi-directional, six intermediate patterns (including hypercardioids) are available. The S 12 control unit is connected to the N 12 power supply unit by the RL 12 remote control cable, and the power supply unit to the micro­phone by the MK 12 mic cable.

Technical Data
Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 cps
Frequency Response: ± 2 dB related to published curve
Directional Characteristics (nine different positions): omni-directional.
Cardioid: better than 20 dB front-to-back ratio at 180° sound incidence,
bi-directional: 20 dB front-to-back ratio
Sensitivity: 1.0 mV/µbar (–60 dB re 1 V/dyne/cm2), unloaded (200 ohms)
Equivalent Noise Level: less than 20 dB
Impedance: 50/200 ohms (change solder lugs)
Tube Complement: 1 x 6072, 6.3 volts DC filament voltage,
120 volts DC plate voltage
Mains Connection: 110/125/145/220/245 volts AC at 50/60 cps
Stand Connector: 3⁄8", ½", 5⁄8"-27 with micro­phone cable MK 12
Dimensions: 10" (255 mm) with connector, 11⁄16" diameter (43 mm)
Weight: 1 lb. 3.2 oz. net (560 g), shipping weight 29 lbs. 12.8 ozs. (13.5 kg)

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