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Steve Brady

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AKG C12 VR
« on: March 21, 2007, 07:04:24 PM »

Ok Guys...

Was over at the Sweetwater webpage nosing around mics...

AKG C12 VR for $5,329.00.  AKG C414s around $1k.

These mics are NOT new nor is the technology (decades old) so can someone explain to me why these mics remain so expensive?

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Re: AKG C12 VR
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 11:33:07 PM »

Probably a typo.

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Re: AKG C12 VR
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 08:02:04 AM »

That looks like the correct price.

Look for a good C12 or 'The Tube' though as they will be cheaper and maybe better.

Ask Terry Manning what he thinks of the C12VR.
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Re: AKG C12 VR
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 01:25:21 AM »

OK.

The C12VR is definitely not worth that amount of money.  It is NOT an accurate recreation of an original C12.

The VR is an OK microphone, and I have actually finally found a decent place for it on snare, but do not expect a great mic!

In my opinion, the R
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Re: AKG C12 VR
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007, 02:26:15 PM »

KB_S1 wrote on Wed, 28 March 2007 08:02

Look for a good C12 or 'The Tube' though as they will be cheaper and maybe better.




I own a "The Tube" and it in no way resembles a real C12.

I use it on snare, bass drum, FOK and occasionally somewhere else. It's honky, dark and doesn't have any of that great C12 top.
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Re: AKG C12 VR
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2007, 09:57:30 AM »

compasspnt wrote

The VR is an OK microphone, and I have actually finally found a decent place for it on snare


Hey...

-Whaddayaknow?

I've found a use for one on a snare also.

Of course MY use is as a substitute drumstick, but keep it to yourself: I can't give away ALL my secrets ! Wink

Nah, seriously: -it's not that bad, but it's most assuredly NOT a go-to mic, and it's NOT a C12. I'd probably rate its value at about $1500 in quality terms, and I'd never countenance paying 5 large for one.

Keith
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Re: AKG C12 VR
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2007, 08:45:30 PM »

You don't suppose they're having them made in C____ ? Nah.
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