Considered by many to be the “holy grail” of microphones, the AKG C12 was introduced in the early 1950s and due to its sheer excellence it has gathered a devoted following since then. The C12 has been used for many applications (from vocals to drums) and it was one of the first mics to offer variable directivity with minimum variations in the frequency response. It includes figure-of-eight, cardioid and omnidirectional variations for a total of nine pickup patterns, which are remotely assignable through the external power supply unit. The original #c12 has been discontinued since 1963 but #akg currently offers the #c12vr , a reissue of this coveted #microphone that’s built to be as close as possible to the vintage model, still handcrafted in Vienna with the same CK12 capsule and 6072A vacuum tube. Start saving those pennies because it will be expensive, and prepare yourself for a long wait on the second hand market if re-issues aren’t good enough for you!
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