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OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalBrauner Phantom V

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The Phantom V is a large-diaphragm, multipattern FET condenser microphone. It was introduced in 2004 as the multipattern successor to Brauner’s first FET mic, the fixed-cardioid Phantom C, and utilized the company’s acclaimed VM1 capsule and some of the circuitry developed for the VMA.

At the time of its release, Brauner mics were distributed by Brad Lunde at TransAudio Group, which gave the Phantom V a list price of $2650. Street prices ranged from $1900-$2200.

Some vendors erroneously cite the Phantom V as having been nominated for a TEC Award in 2003. In fact, it was the single-pattern Phantom C, not the V, that was nominated for an award, in TEC’s “Microphone Technology/Studio” category.

Pattern selection switch on Phantom VThe mic has two switches on its body. One enables a -10dB pad. The other switches among the three available pickup patterns: cardioid, omni, figure-of-8.

The mic ships with a unique shockmount, formed by two ‘C’-shaped rings, the inner suspended within the outer by elastic bands, and a padded aluminum flight case.

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The mic was released in 2004.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 22,000 Hz)
Cardioid (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 22,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 22,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
n/a Max SPL: 142 dB
Self-noise: 11.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
617g (21.76oz) 162mm (6.38'') 51mm (2.01'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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