JZ Vintage 12 from JZ Microphones

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JZ Vintage 12 from JZ Microphones

One of the greatest studio microphone in the world is AKG C12 and its CK12 capsule is one of the best microphone capsule built and it has been an inspiration for many microphones manufacturers. JZ announced recently their approach for C12 … the new Vintage 12 Tube Condenser Microphone. In V12 JZ Microphones added their signature – Golden Drop Technology – for GDC12 capsule over the best qualities of C12.

JZ Vintage 12 follows the success of Vintage 47 and Vintage 67 which were inspired by the classic Neumann originals. Vintage 12 still has the same design of Vintage series, the inner shock-mounting system, adjustable swivel moun and two layer mesh instead of three layer mesh.

JZ Microphones Vintage 12 Specifications

Transducer type electrostatic
Operating principal pressure gradient
Diaphragms active diameter 25 mm
Frequency range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Polar pattern cardioid
Output impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1000 ohms
Suggested load impedance > 500 ohms
Sensitivity at 1000 Hz into 1000 ohms load 22 mV/Pa
S/N Ratio CCIR 468-3 weighted 76 dB
S/N Ratio DIN/IEC 651 A-weighted 87 db-A
Equivalent noise level DIN/IEC A-weighted 6 dB-A
Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD at 1000 ohm load 134 dB
Dynamic range of the microphone preamplifier 128 db
Phantom powering voltage on pins 2 & 3 of XLR +48 V (+/-4 V)
Current consumption < 2 mA
Output connector 3-pin XLR male, gold plated contacts
Signal polarity positive toward pressure on a diaphragm produces positive polarity voltage on XLR pin #2 relatively to pin #3

Sources: JZ Microphones

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