- 35Hz - 18kHz
- 25mV/Pa | 18mV/Pa (sensivity at 1kHz)
- 50/200 Ohm
- min 500/2000 Ohm (rated load impedance)
- EF12 valve
- F7 capsule
This mic is an exact replica of C12 and involves a modern style power supply with integrated pattern switch. As standard, it is equipped with Tim Campbell's CT12 capsule - great choice if you are considering the clones of original CK12. The tube is GE 6072 in five-star version or GE 6072 made for Rayethon. These tubes were produced especially for military purposes. The transformer is our own replica of original . Considering the sound, it is simply "Rolls-Royce". In some applications this mic will seem somewhat neutral, but it benefits will stand out during mixdown.
It's fantastic for vocals, acoustic instruments as well as ambient miking. Those, who have not experienced, will not believe. For additional price is available clone of vintage hardware – vintage power supply and U2 switch, with the cables.
The original CK12 capsule is widely considered to be one of the finest condenser microphone capsules in history. Although it evolved over time, as AKG changed diaphragm materials and weights (from 10-micron Styroflex to, eventually, 6-micron Mylar), and changed the size of the chamber between the backplates, the basic design remained the same: a dual-backplate large-diaphragm capsule with twin edge-terminated diaphragms.
By varying the voltage and polarization of the two diaphragms, the user could alter the microphone’s directionality. The C12 could produce 9 different polar patterns. Curiously, the switch was found neither on the microphone body nor the power supply, but on a separate device called the S12, which plugged into the N12 power supply via a dedicated cable.
The C12 was discontinued in 1963, after a 10-year manufacturing run. Approximately 2500 C12 microphones were produced.
In 1994, AKG released the C 12 VR (Vintage Revival), presented as an “exact replica of the original C 12.” The mic uses a 6072 tube, and a capsule called a CK12, but has little else in common with the capsule, circuit, or sound of the original C12.