Rees, Germany (December 13, 2004)–Brauner Microphones has unveiled the Phantom V, the company’s first variable-pattern, non-tube (FET), large-diaphragm microphone. Building on the success of the Phantom C fixed cardioid FET model, Brauner’s latest addition to the Phantom Series offers switchable omni-directional, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns, as well as a -15 dB pad.
With the debut of the Phantom V, engineers can utilize all qualities of its 48V-powered predecessor alongside augmented polar pattern choices and a -15 dB pad for higher SPL environments.
The Dirk Brauner-designed, German-crafted, Phantom V–whose capsule is based on the Brauner VM1 tube microphone–boasts a self-noise of 8 dBa, a maximum SPL of 142 dB at 0.3 percent THD, and a frequency range of 20 Hz-22 kHz. The Phantom V package comes complete with the Brauner SMV shock-mount suspension system, custom aluminum case, cable and user manual.