V4

Common name: Vanguard Audio Labs V4

Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage

The V4 is a large diaphragm multi-pattern FET condenser microphone. It features a low-noise JFET, edge-terminated custom voiced capsule with dual gold sputtered Mylar diaphragms, 10 dB attenuation pad, 100 Hz low-cut filter and high quality cryogenically treated components. The V4 can be switched between omnidirectional, cardioid and figure of eight. The microphone is manufactured with heavy-duty brass, aluminium, steel and zinc, with an open-weave head-basket to minimise internal reflections. Includes wooden box, shock mount and flight case.

Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20 kHz
Output Sensitivity
mV/Pa
Max SPL
135
Max SPL, THD:
Self Noise (CCIR)
dB
Self Noise (DIN/IEC)
14 dB-A
Output Impedance
200Ω
Recommended Load
Powering
Supply Current
mA
Alternative Powering

Switchable Options

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

Physical Characteristics

Connector
XLR-3M
Connector notes
Available Colours
High Gloss Pinot Noir.
Weight
380 g
Length
184 mm
Min diameter width
Max diameter
46 mm
Depth

Accessories

Included
Wooden box, shock mount and flight case.
Optional