JZ Microphones Vintage 11
Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The Vintage 11 is a budget microphone that draws on the styling of the other mics in JZ’s Vintage series. It is a side-address Cardioid condenser with a transformerless output circuit.
Although the V47, V67, and V12 were named for obvious historical reference microphones, the V11 was named for the year of its introduction.
The relatively flat high-end, and 5dB boost from 70–100Hz makes for an unusual frequency-response graph. The mic would appear to be well-suited to warming up or thickening thin acoustic instruments or voices.
The capsule is a new design, based on the GDC67, but modified to produce a flatter, extended frequency response. It is a dual-backplate, edge-terminated design whose 6-micron Mylar diaphragm is metallized with JZ’s proprietary Golden Drops technique.
The mic body is made of aluminum and plastic, with a 2-layer brass mesh grille (as found in the Black Hole microphones).
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The mic was released in 2011.
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(22 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 27mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
|50 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 134 dB
Self-noise: 6.5 dB(A)
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