September 17, 2004
Transducer manufacturer Brauner Microphones will formally unveil
the Phantom V – their first variable-pattern, non-tube (FET), large diaphragm
microphone – at the 117th AES Convention in San Francisco.
Building on the Phantom C fixed cardioid FET model, Brauner's latest addition
to the Phantom Series, offers switchable omni-directional, cardioid, and figure-eight
polar patterns, as well as a -15dB pad.
The Dirk Brauner-designed, German-crafted, Phantom V features a satin nickel
finish and the renowned, hefty build quality for which Brauner microphones
are known. The Phantom V – whose capsule is based on the Brauner VM1 tube microphone
– boasts a self-noise of 8dBa, a maximum SPL of 142dB at 0.3% THD, and a frequency
range of 20Hz-22kHz. The Phantom V package comes complete with the Brauner
SMV shock-mount suspension system, custom aluminum case, cable, and user manual.
Brauner mics are sold direct in U.S. by TransAudio Group, located in Las Vegas,
For more information, visit their web site at www.braunerusa.com