Vanguard V1 Multi-Capsule Pencil Condenser Microphone Kit

Performance

The Vanguard V1 is a multi-capsule FET pencil condenser microphone. Lovingly crafted by experts, it is designed to be a versatile, reliable and professional tool for any recording engineer, studio, producer, or artist. With a “straight-wire” circuit design, premium cryogenically-treated FET componentry, an unparalleled selection of capsules, and a true heavy-duty shock mount, the V1 will be your new studio workhorse.

Four interchangeable capsules give you unmatched flexibility – cardioid, wide cardioid, hyper cardioid, and omnidirectional. Ultra-sensitive 4-micron diaphragms, an anti-comb-filtering front design, and precision-machined backplates give wide consistency across each capsule.

Design

The V1 kit was created to be your most flexible and adaptable microphone system. The four small capsules allow tonal variety on any number of sources and exceptionally well-suited for close-to-medium-range mic’ing of acoustic guitar, percussion, piano, and stringed instruments.

After hundreds of hours of listening and testing exhaustive design variations with world-class engineers, we can confidently say that this microphone will exceed the performance of other pencil condenser microphones in its price range, and rival or exceed the performance of microphones costing several times more.

The small-diaphragm capsules begin with a 16mm 4µm gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm, carefully positioned in front of a precision-machined, custom-voiced backplate. Vanguard engineered the housing to bring the diaphragm as close as possible to the front of the capsule housing, preventing comb filtering.

The capsule is coupled to a transformer-balanced solid-state circuit that matches the unique musical properties of the capsules and is loaded with premium-grade, over-spec components sourced from manufacturers all over the world. The circuit is designed with an “In = Out” philosophy, with only four components present in the signal path.

Quality

Aesthetically, we think a microphone should look at least half as good as it sounds. The precision-machined brass body is coated with their signature Pinot Noir hue, finished with a deep, lustrous gloss, and accented by polished nickel trim and a precision-cast Vanguard badge.

The V1 was designed by a team of experts with more than 65 years of combined experience and vetted by award-winning engineers and producers.

Every Vanguard microphone is backed by a FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY.

 

Capsule, Electronics & Accessories Included
  • V1 pencil microphone body
  • 22mm removable capsule – Cardioid
  • 22mm removable capsule – Hypercardioid
  • 22mm removable capsule – Omnidirectional
  • 22mm removable capsule – Wide Cardioid
  • VSSM small shock mount
  • Padded pinewood microphone storage box
  • Stereo kit also available as a matched stereo pair of V1’s, plus a stereo bar. V1S