Pure Cardioid

The "pure cardioid" series was started in late 2008 when we released the Valvet X pure cardioid which also completed the charming sounding microphones with a counterpart to the natural sounding Valvet. Just in time for the Musikmesse fair 2009 we are now going to release "pure cardioid" models of VM1 and VMX microphones.

Valvet X pure cardioid ? VM1 pure cardioid ? VMX pure cardioid

Continuing the "pure cardioid" series we distill the essence of our successful tube microphones VM1 and VMX into two new models with a cardioid pattern only. Keeping the well-known high-class look & feel, these two new microphones show their exceptional qualities in solo recordings and achieve an even better self noise due to their fixed pattern. Their attractive price appeals to home studio enthusiasts all the way to the most demanding audio purists who do not require the variable patterns offered in the classic VM1 or VMX, and simultaneously make no compromises in sound quality.

All "pure cardioid" microphones are shipped in a sturdy aluminium case with power supply, VOVOX TubeLink cable and an elastic suspension.

info sheet Valvet X pure cardioid, English (PDF, 576 kB)
info sheet VM1 & VMX pure cardioid, English (PDF, 660 kB)


Equivalent Noise < 9 dB A (IEC651)
Signal to Noise > 85 dB (1 Pa/1 kHz-Cardioid)
Sensitivity 28 mV / Pa-Cardioid
Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 22 kHz
Max. SPL 142 dB SPL @ 0,3 % THD
Power Supplay 115 V or 230 V