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Review: AKG C12 VR

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Submitted On June 14, 2013 by Contributor:
ak16

Rating

Sound
95%


Build Quality
100%


Ease of Use
95%


Versatility
88%


Overall Value
95%


Total Score
95%

95/ 100

Review Details

Price: 4000$
 
Manufacturer:
 

Positives:

overall quality, stunning sound on acoustic instruments, world-wide standard AKG sound

 

Negatives:

none except the very high cost

 
My Review

The modern replica of the historic C12. Yes, the suond of this new C12 is far away from the original, but’ it’s certainly a true high-end tube microphone. The capsule is the original CK12, and the overall quality of costruction and components is really high.

The VR uses a 6072A tube and the external PSU allows to choice from 9 patterns. The sound is the typical mellow AKG sound open in the top-end and incredibly warm. It’s absolutely the first choice for every AC guitar, the suond of this mic with this instrument is stunning. A little tough instead with vocals: it’s not the standard vocal microphone (as all the AKG mics) because of the mellow tone, but could be the best choice for some type of voices, you just have to try it!

Recommend to a friend

About The Contributor

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Forwardstudio, professional studio with top hi-end gears. Recording, mixing and mastering services.

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