The BV-1 mkII is a tube-driven, large-diaphragm condenser microphone; its predecessor has become an indispensable element in world-renowned studios and home set ups alike, due to an unheard-of combination of quality, durability, and value.
The development of the BV-1 mkII was a “spare-no-expense” approach to microphone design — every single component was chosen for its sound quality. This has resulted in capacitors being used from 6 different boutique companies such as Solen, Nichicon, Wima, Elna, Kyocera and Epcos. Avantone worked with many of these companies to manufacture custom capacitors just for the BV-1 mkII, as only the very best would deliver our sonic quality.
The BV-1 mkII includes a suite of all the accessories you need. The power supply, just as the microphone itself, is a “spare-no-expense” design. The ultra-high quality 7 pin cable is custom made by Sommer in Germany — this is one of the very best 7 pin cables in existence; using thicker gauge conductors for the valve heater and heater ground that ensures the vacuum tube is always being provided the best current.
A hardshell briefcase keeps everything together; even the included wood presentation box that stores the microphone itself. The included shockmount holds the microphone snug, and the included pop filter helps recording in even the toughest environments.
• MASSIVE Sounding Microphone with Unmatched Versatility
• Superb proximity effect
• Edge-terminated 34mm CK12-style capsule and Custom Cinemag transformer
• High-end components throughout, including custom capacitors
• Vintage-style power supply with 9 selectable patterns
• Ultra high quality 7 pin cable
• Padded/plush lined wood presentation box
• Shockmount and Pop Filter
• Hardshell briefcase