Top class components, excellent dynamics and exceptionally low self noise exemplify Brauner microphones. This is of course true for the Valvet. A tube microphone based on the already legendary VM1, which provides a unique, finely balanced character. Our objective with the Valvet was to create a tube microphone which, through small construction and the use of a newly developed microphone suspension, would be ideally suited to be used as a spot microphone.
This provides excellent recordings even under difficult acoustic conditions due to its directional characteristics, slightly tending towards hyper-cardioid while maintaining a high level of back rejection.
In 1999, the Valvet received the SSAIRA for best microphone in its category (Studio Sound Audio Industry Recognition Award) as the VM1 did the year before. It achieves, with the same naturalness and openness as the VM1, recordings with great spatial qualities and pleasing proximity and warmth. The Valvet uses the most common directional characteristics -omnidirectional and cardioid - as well as a phase reverse switch, for conforming to non-standard pre-amplifiers.
Brauner Valvet Technical Specifications
- Equivalent Noise: < 11 dB A (IEC651)
- Signal to Noise: > 83 dB (1 Pa/1 kHz-cardioid)
- Sensitivity: 28 mV / Pa-cardioid
- Pattern: cardioid & omni
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 22 kHz
- Maximum SPL: 142 dB SPL @ 0,3 % THD
- Supply: 115 V or 230 V