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Avantone BV1 Tube Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The Avantone BV1 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone.
The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the finest vintage tube mics of the 1950’s & 1960’s…but at a fraction of their cost!

The Avantone Buttercream (B-series) mics from Avant Electronics are designed to offer premium professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. As all ways... we strive to offer true value at every price point and invite sonic comparisons to higher priced mics. 

Avantone BV1 Tube Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Rugged BV1 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass.
  • Aesthetically, it features an elegant Retro-Butter-Cream finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill.
  • The transformer coupled tube circuitry offers a modern-day, affordable solution to the desire to capture the character of famous European and American vintage designs.
  • Rear vents aid in stabilizing internal temperature to help secure tube longevity
  • Any studio can proudly offer the BV1 as a primary Vocal mic…It exudes class visually as well as sonically.
  • Manufactured using premium grade resistors and capacitors along with precision machined brass structural components that yield a very solid feel, superb sonic integrity and rugged reliability.
  • The versatile BV1 mic is able to produce professional results with an open, warm, pleasing sonic character.
  • The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic.
  • 9-Pattern Tube Microphone w/ 34mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule assembly
  • -10dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches
  • Uses Include: Vocals, Acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, percussion, piano mic, etc…
The BV1 was the only microphone we used on Robert's vocal on the new "Robert Plant Band of Joy" record. and we had everything at our fingertips - beautiful old U47's, Telefunken's, every RCA mic known to man.

There was no need to spend time A/B'ing - the BV1 captured everything and sits beautifully in the track. It's been the go-to mic at every session ever since i bought it.

- Buddy Miller, Producer


About Avant Electronics...
It is Avant's belief that great audio products can be created without charging thousands of dollars for them. They are very sensitive to the real-world operating budgets of studios as well as the struggling artist/songwriters who are very passionate about creating great music but have budget limitations based on common sense spending.

Striving to offer products that anyone would be proud to own and have long-term use of in the quest for creating great music, Avant pledges to manufacture high quality products at affordable prices... and won't release any product unless they would personnally use it in professional situations.

Product Specifications

Avantone BV1 Tube Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Output Impedance: <200 Ohms / transformer isolated
  • Maximum SPL: 134dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz) 144dB with pad engaged
  • Frequency Response: 25Hz-20KHz
  • Equivalent noise level: <18dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Sensitivity: -35dBV
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 7 pin
  • Included Accessories: Power Supply, Padded Wooden Mic Box, Shockmount , Custom Designed Tweed road case , Removable metal pop filter, 15’ Gotham GAC-7 Tube Mic Cable
  • Tube Type: Select Low-Noise Russian 6072A
  • High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave Switch
  • Attenuation Switch: -10dB Switch
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Glossy Butter-Cream Body
  • Weight (BV-1 Mic Only): 1.3 kgs / 46 oz.
  • Weight (in case): 25 pounds (11.15 kgs)
  • Dimensions (Microphone): 10 x 2.5 inches - 25 x 63 mm - (long x wide)
  • Dimensions of Product Case: 23 x 7.5 x 17 inches


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Phone:  (909) 931-9061 Warranty:  5 Year
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