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V13 gen2 with Cinemag™ Transformer

V13 gen2 with Cinemag™ Transformer

Regular price $1,399.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,399.00 USD
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Vanguard Audio Labs Custom Shop now offering Custom Laser Engraving!

With our new laser engraver, you can add customizations to any of your Vanguard microphones...Studio logos, an inspirational quote, sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads…we can do pretty much anything!

When you purchase this, our team will reach out to you to finalize your design. You’ll receive a proof of the design from our team and we will need your final approval before we run the engraving process.

By purchasing, you acknowledge a few considerations - 

The rear of the V13 is vented for the tube, so the available engraving space will be necessarily smaller

If purchasing this for a previously-purchased microphone, please note that you will need to ship your microphone body in at your own cost and pay for return shipping.

Gen1 mics utilize a C330 brass material, whereas gen2 mics we are using SUS304 stainless steel material. The look on a gen1 mic will be very different than a gen2.

For logo's or other images, you must upload an exact file of what you would like to create the design. Derek sucks at graphic design, you wouldn't like it anyways.

Due to the customizable one-of-a-kind nature of this process, please note that this makes your purchase non-refundable.

Once the design has written approval, it is set in stone. Requesting any further changes after final approval would warrant an additional engraving charge.

*Customers outside the US, click here for your local distributor*

Occasionally at Vanguard, we will introduce limited-edition CUSTOM SHOP items with various upgrades. Each of these mics has been hand-modified by the Vanguard team. This is one of those, and once we're out, we're out!

These are the result of Derek stumbling upon a few Cinemag™  transformers on his R&D shelf. Cinemags are some of the best transformers in the business, with rich harmonics and that delicious je ne sais quoi that only high-quality audio transformers can provide. With humbucking rejection, low distortion, and superb bandwidth, these transformers take the already-scrumptious V13 gen2 to new levels of delicious sonic flavor.

In Derek's opinion, the Cinemag adds subtle improvements, particularly in the high end and crucial mid-range frequencies for vocals. Because of the larger transformer core designed by Cinemag, it can also handle higher SPL sources before saturation, giving the V13 more clean headroom for things like guitar amp and kick drum mic'ing.

The Vanguard V13 gen2 is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern tube condenser microphone. Crafted by experts over the course of 3 years, our design goal was to combine vintage warmth with smooth modern detail. After extensive testing and listening by world-class engineers, we can say with pride that the performance of this mic rivals or exceeds iconic vintage & modern microphones at a fraction of the cost.

The gen2 features upgrades including US-made audiophile-grade low-noise resistors, Neutrik® Group Connectors, and an upgraded power supply.

Included Accessories

  • PS-13 gen2 Power Supply
  • Padded Pinewood Microphone Box
  • VLSM Large Shockmount with aerospace-grade suspension rings
  • Locking Aluminum Carrying Case
  • 7-pin Microphone Cable
  • Power Cable

Use Cases

  • Vocals (male & female)
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Drum overheads
  • Piano
  • Room mics
  • Kick drum (out)
  • Strings, especially cello
  • Horns
  • Electric Guitar
  • and many more…

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Audio Samples

Coming Soon!


An unboxing video by artist Carla Hassett, who purchased one of the first V13+Cinemags!