Vanguard Audio V13 Tube Condenser Microphone
Product #46033
SKU Vanguard V13
Usually ships in 2 - 3 working days


Vanguard Audio V13 Tube Condenser Microphone

Product #46033 | SKU Vanguard V13
Usually ships in 2 - 3 working days

Product Features
  • 9 polar patterns
  • Robust power supply
  • Transformer-coupled output
  • Heavy-duty metal construction
  • Dual-capsule assembly


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The Vanguard V13 is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern valve condenser microphone. Crafted by experts over the course of 2 years, it combines vintage warmth with smooth modern detail. After extensive testing and listening by world-class engineers.

All Vanguard Audio products are designed with an uncompromising standard of excellence. Each step in our development process is tempered by discernment, vast design experience, and thorough research & testing. With over 65 years of experience, in the past our design team has successfully created products used by world-famous artists like Taylor Swift, Robert Plant, and Levon Helm. During design, we send prototypes to some of the best engineers and producers in the business. We find this vetting process to be invaluable to our product development.

Key Features

Capsule & Electronics

  • Custom-voiced, edge-terminated 34mm dual-capsule assembly with 3µm gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragms
  • 9 polar patterns (selectable at power supply)
  • Vacuum tube analog circuitry with premium-grade components
  • Hand-selected European vacuum tube
  • Deep-cycle cryogenic treatment of critical signal path components
  • Transformer-coupled output – humbucking, shielded, dual-bobbin transformer
  • -10dB pad and low-frequency rolloff toggle switches
  • Robust power supply design for ultra-low noise floor

Construction

  • Heavy-duty brass, aluminum, steel, and zinc metal construction
  • Rear venting to prolong tube and component life
  • Open-weave headbasket for low internal reflections and “open-air” voicing
  • Each V13 comes with its own laser-engraved serial number
  • Over-spec componentry
  • Deep-gloss Pinot Noir finish
  • Polished nickel trim
  • Precision-cast Vanguard badge
  • 100% Quality Control
  • 5-Year Warranty / 90-day warranty for vacuum tube
Transducer Type Condenser
Capsule Size 34mm (dual-capsule)
Diaphragm Size 26.4mm
Capsule Diaphragms Thickness 3µm
Electronics Type Valve/Tube, Transformer-Coupled Output
Output Impedance 200O
Max SPL 134dB (144dB with pad)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20000Hz
Equivalent Noise Level 13dB (A-weighted)
S/N Ratio 82dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
Sensitivity -35dBV
Output Connector Male XLR 7-pin gold-plated
High-Pass/Rolloff Switch 125Hz (6dB/octave)
Attenuation/Pad Switch -10dB
Finish Polished nickel trim / High-gloss Pinot Noir
Weight (microphone) 0.48kg
Weight (in case) 5.29kg
Dimensions (microphone) 208mm long, 50.5mm diameter
Dimensions (case) 425mmL x 325mmW x 142mmH
Voltage Requirement 110-240V

In The Box

  • PS-13 Power Supply
  • VLSM Large Shockmount
  • Padded Pinewood Microphone Storage Box
  • Locking Aluminum Carrying Case
  • 7-Pin Braided Microphone Cable
  • Power Cable

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In The Box

  • PS-13 Power Supply
  • VLSM Large Shockmount
  • Padded Pinewood Microphone Storage Box
  • Locking Aluminum Carrying Case
  • 7-Pin Braided Microphone Cable
  • Power Cable

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Product:
Vanguard Audio V13 Tube Condenser Microphone
Manufacturer:
Vanguard Audio
Model:
V13
SKU:
Vanguard V13
RM Product #:
46033
Element Type:
Condenser