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V4 gen2 FET Microphone Kit: ECLIPSE EDITION

V4 gen2 FET Microphone Kit: ECLIPSE EDITION

Regular price $749.00 USD
Regular price $799.00 USD Sale price $749.00 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*

For a limited time only Vanguard Audio Labs is offering the V4 gen2 condenser microphones in an exclusive cosmos-black “Eclipse Edition”.

Scientists tell us that the oldest conclusive solar eclipse on record dates to around 1200 B.C.E., when scribes in China recorded eclipses on ox bones and tortoise shells. But it’s possible there’s an even earlier record in a group of spiral-shaped and circular petroglyphs discovered in Ireland that date back to 3340 B.C.E. 

In this century, rather than ox bones or cave walls, Vanguard Audio has decided to celebrate the darkness by marking the 2024 total solar eclipse on our very own large diaphragm FET condenser microphones, the V4 gen2 and stereo V44S gen2. Each of these limited edition jewels will be finished in a lush, dense cosmos-black and sport a unique laser-engraved representation of the 2024 solar eclipse. The laser engraving is done in-house by our own certified laser artist. 

These Eclipse Edition versions will only be offered for a short time, and in very limited quantities. Don’t miss out on one of these totally historic editions!

The Vanguard V4 is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern FET condenser microphone. Lovingly crafted by experts over 2 years, it is designed to be a versatile, reliable, professional recording tool that breaks the usual “bang-for-your-buck” curve. With our  acclaimed edge-terminated ultra-thin custom-voiced capsule, a pad/rolloff option, primo cryogenically-treated componentry, and the best shockmount in al the land, the V4 is made to be your go-to workhorse microphone at a price that won’t break your piggy bank.

Included Accessories

  • VLSM Large Shockmount
  • Padded Pinewood Microphone Storage Box
  • Aluminum Carrying Case

Use Cases

  • Vocals
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Kick Drum (outside head, or inside with -20dB pad)
  • Electric Guitar
  • Piano (Upright or Grand)
  • Strings
  • Horns, especially trumpets and other high-SPL sources
  • Drum overheads
  • Toms
  • and many more…

For more information: https://www.vanguardaudiolabs.com/products/v4-multi-pattern-fet-condenser/

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Features

Capsule & Electronics

  • Custom-voiced, edge-terminated 34mm dual-capsule assembly with 3µm gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragms
  • 3 selectable polar patterns – Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
  • Switchable-10/-20 dB Attenuator
  • Electronically-balanced solid-state circuitry loaded with American-made audiophile-grade components
  • Ultra-low-noise JFET design
  • Deep-cycle cryogenic treatment of critical signal & power path components
  • Neutrik® interconnects

Construction

  • Heavy-duty SUS304 stainless steel, aircraft-grade aluminum, and zinc construction
  • Open-weave headbasket for low internal reflections and “open-air” voicing
  • Each V4 comes with its own laser-engraved serial number
  • Over-spec componentry
  • Deep-gloss Pinot Noir finish
  • Polished nickel trim
  • Precision-cast Vanguard badge
  • Final Assembly & 100% Quality Control in California, USA
  • 5-Year Warranty

Aesthetics

  • Exquisite deep-gloss Pinot Noir finish
  • Polished nickel trim
  • Precision-cast Vanguard badge
  • Laser-etched model and serial numbers

Specs

  • Transducer Type: Condenser
  • Capsule Size: 1.34″ / 34mm (dual-capsule)
  • Diaphragm Size: 1.04″ / 26.4mm
  • Capsule Diaphragms Thickness: 3µm
  • Electronics Type: Solid-state, electronically-balanced output
  • Output Impedance: 200Ω
  • Max SPL: appx. 135dB (145dB w/ Pad)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20000Hz
  • Equivalent Noise Level: ≤12dBA (A-weighted)
  • Sensitivity:≥82dBA (A-weighted)
  • Output Connector: Neutrik® male XLR 3-pin, gold-plated
  • Attenuation/Pad Switch: -10dB/ -20dB (switchable)
  • Finish: Polished nickel trim / High-gloss Pinot Noir
  • Weight (microphone): 0.83 lbs / 0.38 kg
  • Weight (in case): 5.63 lbs / 2.56 kg
  • Dimensions (microphone): 8.2″ long, 2.05″ diameter / 208mm long, 52mm diameter
  • Dimensions (case): 12″L x 11″W x 5.75″H / 305mmL x 280mmW x 146mmH
  • Voltage Requirement: Phantom Power (+48V ideal)

Accessories

When you buy a V4, you also get a VLSM Heavy-Duty Shockmount. We wanted to rethink the standard “spider-style” shockmount of old, and designed the VLSM with a few nifty features. First is the open front, which allows you to position the microphone as close to the source as necessary. Second, we install aerospace-grade suspension rings that won’t break, sag, crack, or stretch over time. This shockmount was designed to fit any microphone with M22x1 threading, so you also can use it with a number of microphones from other manufacturers.

When not in use, your V4 should be stored in its padded pinewood box with the included dessicant packet.

Included Accessories

  • VLSM Large Shockmount
  • Padded Pinewood Microphone Storage Box
  • Aluminum Carrying Case

Testimonials

"Once I plugged in my V4, my vocal came alive...Incredible smooth sound, clear and warm tone."

Kurt Hoffler

"I'm shocked at how well this microphone performs, and when I consider its price tag I am absolutely blown away."

Tony Vincent

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