NUDE - C12 Clone

This mic is as close a clone of the AKG C12 as I’ve had the pleasure to listen to. It's a big, warm but quite exacting and precise microphone with a distinct high end sparkle. It handles very high SPL so you can use it close up to amps etc. as per the original,  it's a variable polar pattern microphone. The polar pattern is set on the power supply and you can get omni stepping through to figure eight with very subtle changes quite distinguishable. This microphone is an excellent addition to any studios microphone inventory. It offers that old skool tube driven big microphone sound in the tradition of the Neumann’s, Telefunken’s etc. at a fraction of the cost. The variable polar pattern makes it an extremely versatile microphone that will shine across multiple applications such as recording vocals, guitar amps and any close mic’ing application requiring demanding pattern control.

The Numbers:

  • Polar Pattern: variable – set on power supply – omni stepped through to fig – 8
  • Capsule: Dual-sided 33mm centre-terminated gold-sputtered Mylar (6.5 micron)
  • Frequency Response: 17Hz - 22kHz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: -40dBu Ref. 1v/pa
  • Output impedance:  250 Ohms  @ 1K (nominal) transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL: >136dB @ .5% THD @1000Hz
  • ENL <15dBA
  • S/N 80dB ref. 1Pa
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin proprietary – connects to powers supply with XLR 3pin output
  • Tube Type: ECC83/12ax7 (military grade mullard long plate)

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