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Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The Flea 12 is a replica of the AKG C12 with a modern power supply, including 3-pattern switch. Available polar patterns are Omni, Cardioid, and Figure-8.

The mic uses Tim Campbell’s CT12 capsule, a modern recreation of the three-chamber “brass CK-12,” a design discontinued long ago by AKG.

The tube is the 5-star GE 6072, a NOS dual triode vacuum tube used by AKG in the original C12.

The transformer is a replica of AKG’s transformer, made by Flea.

The mic ships with modern power supply and a cable with swivel-mount mic connector. Optional accessories include: wood box, shockmount, safe case, vintage PSU.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 30 - 18kHz)
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 30 - 18kHz)
Bidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 30 - 18kHz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 34mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
200 Ohms (Low)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
593g (20.92oz) n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Includes tube power supply

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