The Garnet

2850 €

Common name: Violet Microphones The Garnet

Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage

The Garnet is a large diaphragm multi-pattern vacuum tube microphone with a 26 mm capsule and nine switchable polar patterns. It features a class A discrete vacuum tube preamplifier, acoustically transparent multi-layer brass mesh grill and a custom wound output transformer. It is ideal for vocals, piano, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, drums, percussions, strings, brass and winds. The Garnet is powered from an external soft starting PSU-5 smart power supply unit, providing stabilised and protected polarisation, plate and heather voltages Includes PSU-5 power supply, VTC-06 7-pin microphone cable, JSM elastic shock mount and power cable. It is also available with a dual diaphragm VD67 capsule as the Garnet 67. Stereo pairs are available on request.

Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20 kHz
Output Sensitivity
25 mV/Pa
Max SPL
130
Max SPL, THD:
0.5
Self Noise (CCIR)
dB
Self Noise (DIN/IEC)
8 dB-A
Output Impedance
100Ω
Recommended Load
1kΩ
Powering
Supply Current
mA
Alternative Powering
Tube Model
EF 86 - 6267

Switchable Options

Pad
Filter/EQ

Physical Characteristics

Connector
7-pin
Connector notes
Available Colours
Violet.
Weight
800 g
Length
230 mm
Min diameter width
Max diameter
50 mm
Depth
30mm

Accessories

Included
PSU-5 power supply, VTC-06 7-pin microphone cable, JSM elastic shock mount and power cable.
Optional