Brauner VMX Pure Cardioid Tube Microphone
The Brauner VMX Pure Cardioid Tube Microphone offers the full character sound of the VMA in a single microphone and yields highest detailed resolution with a soft and silky top end.
The Brauner VMX Pure Cardioid Valve Tube Microphone is a lower cost, Cardioid Only version of the fantastic Brauner VMX Multipattern Valve Tube Microphone.
The "pure cardioid" series was started in late 2008 when Brauner released the Valvet X pure cardioid which also completed the charming sounding microphones with a counterpart to the natural sounding Valvet. Just in time for the Musikmesse fair 2009 Brauner has released "pure cardioid" models of VM1 and VMX microphones.
Continuing the "pure cardioid" series Brauner distills the essence of their successful tube microphones VM1 and VMX into two new models with a cardioid pattern only. Keeping the well-known high-class look & feel, these two new microphones show their exceptional qualities in solo recordings and achieve an even better self noise due to their fixed pattern. Their attractive price appeals to home studio enthusiasts all the way to the most demanding audio purists who do not require the variable patterns offered in the classic VM1 or VMX, and simultaneously make no compromises in sound quality.
About the VMX
Whereas the VM1 represents the natural sounding part of the VMA (which combines two microphones in one), the VMX offers the full character sound of the VMA in a single microphone and yields highest detailed resolution with a soft and silky top end. Slight accentuation of the low mid and bottom end as well as a soft upper mid range grant this reference quality tube microphone a unique and completely charming sonic character.
The VMX excels in vocal and narration recordings through its well-balanced tonal appearance and pleasant proximity. It adds its own character without recognizably tainting the sound source. The VMX is also eminently suitable for instrumental recordings, through the reproduction of the finest details; giving string instruments for example the noticeable appearance of vicinity and warmth. Maximum flexibility in the fine-tuning of the respective recording is achieved through the possibility of infinitely adjustable directional characteristics.
The VMX is also available in a lite version, which permits the most common directional characteristics - cardioid and omnidirectional.
Brauner VMX Pure Cardioid Tube Microphone Specifications
- Equivalent Noise: < 11 dB A (IEC651)
- Signat to Noise: > 83 dB (1 Pa/1 kHz-Cardioid)
- Sensitivity: 28 mV / Pa-Cardioid
- Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Maximum SPL: 142 dB SPL @ 0,3 % THD
- Power Supply: 115 V or 230 V
What The Pros Are Saying About The Brauner VMX Pure Cardioid Tube Microphone
"To say that the vocal recording sounds even better than the original is to almost do justice to the VMX. It adds its own character without recognizably tainting the source. If you ask me, the VMX is a real masterpiece of microphone engineering." Fritz Fey / Studiomagazine
"The VM1 and VMX tube microphones are still the undisputed leaders of our reference list." Professional Audio Magazine