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P-12 Tube Microphone


The Peluso P-12 Tube Microphone is styled after AKG's legendary vintage "C12". Produced from 1953 to 1963, the "C12" was revered by engineers for its beautiful vocal quality. The P-12 employs a dual sided edge terminated 34mm gold-coated Mylar capsule and a 6072A glass triode tube. The circuitry and transformer have been designed to match the vintage "C12". Carefully selected components, thorough testing, and attention to detail all come together in this beautiful full-bodied classic tube microphone.

The P-12 is paired with the Peluso MX-56 power supply. The dual sided capsule in the P-12 enables the power supply to feature 9 polar patterns in an array from omni-directional to cardioid to figure eight.

The P-12 features our heavy-duty 8-pin screw on cable connector. The large diameter pins in the screw on connector give a tight and secure cable connection designed to perform for a lifetime of use.

Acoustically matched pairs available upon special request.

Microphone kit comes as a complete system including: P-12 Microphone in a Wood Box, MX-56 Power Supply, New-style 8-Pin Screw on Cable Assembly, and a Shock Mount all packed in a Flight Case.

Technical Data

Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 34mm edge-terminated capsule

Frequency Range: 20Hz/24Khz

Polar Pattern: 9 - Switchable from omni- to bi-directional

Sensitivity: 11 mv/pa

Impedance: 200 ohms

SPL: 138 dB 

Equivalent Noise: 15 dB(A)

Tube Type: 6072A-M 

Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply, 115V or 230V AC

Size: 45mm x 240 mm 

Weight: 750 g

We are fortunate enough to have used vintage AKG valve condenser microphones on many occasions, so the P-12 sounded very familiar immediately. The sonic characteristics we were hoping for were a bright and tinselly treble, smooth but present mids and a full but not overblown bottom end. We're happy to say that the Peluso P-12 didn't disappoint in any of these areas.

MusicTech Magazie

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It's being used on 12-string, 6-strings, mandolins, overheads, lead vocals, background vocals, and a choir. Stunning is all I can say. These mics shine on vocals. They shine on everything. I was completely wowed on the 9 ft grand piano. Have you ever tried a new microphone on an instrument that suddenly makes you go "WOW?" That's exactly my reaction to this mic.

Tape Op Magazine

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