Upland, CA (August 6, 2009)–The Avantone BV-1 microphone is the first in a new series of high-end microphones to be released by Avant Electronics.
“The BV-1 features premium-grade capacitors, a hand-selected 6072A tube, plus our own custom-designed 3-micron-thick 34mm dual capsule, as well as a custom Cinemag transformer,” stated Glen Heffner, Avant’s VP global sales and market development. “Final assembly and testing are performed here in sunny southern California. We also incorporated real-world producers/recording studios to confirm the smooth, airy, top end and the powerful, rich bass response. This was a major part of our ‘litmus test’ to verify the reliability and integrity of the BV-1. It consistently passed with flying colors.”
The microphone was put into the hands of producers such as Grammy winner Ray Kennedy, who utilized the BV-1 at length during a “major recording project.” He used the microphone for lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, piano, banjo, mandolin, background vocals and more. The BV-1 was also sent to other producers/engineers for evaluation prior to release. Heffner boasted, “The microphone sounded so good that we decided to bottle it!”
The glossy “ButterCream” series microphone color is inherited directly from the company’s MixCubes. Also featured are polished nickel trim, a vintage-style power supply with nine selectable patterns, a padded/plush wooden mic box, custom nickel-plated detachable pop filter, 15-foot Gotham GAC-7 custom mic cable with premium nickel Switchcraft XLR connectors. A tweed and alligator trim, retro-styled carrying case rounds out the package.