V13

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.

Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Response
Hz - kHz
Output Sensitivity
17.78 mV/Pa
Max SPL
134
Max SPL, THD:
Self Noise (CCIR)
dB
Self Noise (DIN/IEC)
13 dB-A
Output Impedance
200Ω
Recommended Load
Powering
Supply Current
mA
Alternative Powering
Tube Model
ECC83/12AX7

Switchable Options

Pad
10 dB
Filter/EQ
125 Hz, 6dB/oct.

Physical Characteristics

Connector
7-pin
Connector notes
Available Colours
High Gloss Pinot Noir.
Weight
480 g
Length
208 mm
Min diameter width
Max diameter
505 mm
Depth

Accessories

Included
PS-13 power supply, 7-PIN microphone cable, power cable, wooden microphone pinewood box and VSLM shock mount.
Optional