Common name: Vanguard Audio Labs V13
Production Status: In production
The V13 is a multi-pattern vacuum tube condenser microphone. It features a custom hand-tuned large 34 mm edge-terminated capsule with dual gold sputtered 3 micron diaphragms. The most important components in the circuit are cryogenically treated and the custom-wound dual-bobbin transformer is ultra-linear and fully shielded. The V13 preamplifier is based around a hand-selected European vacuum tube. The circuit can use a 12AX7/ECC83, 12AT7/EEC81 or 12AY7/6072 vacuum tube. The V13 has a 10 dB attenuation pad and a 125 Hz low-cut filter. Includes PS-13 power supply, 7-PIN microphone cable, power cable, wooden microphone pinewood box and VSLM shock mount.