The new Brauner VMA combines the performance of two high-grade tube microphones in a single package, offering users a choice between the original and a "vintage" sound with the flick of a switch.
The VMA is derived from eight years of experience with the VM1, the microphone that helped make Brauner well-known. This new microphone combines the core design of the VM1 with additional input from Brauner customers worldwide, especially from the U.S.
A toggle switch on the power supply allows users to set the mic to two different operational modes. One represents the VM1 sound, which is a multi-purpose sound for almost any recording task. The second sets the microphone to operate with a sweet and mellow tube sound reminiscent of vintage mics.
Unique circuitry and biasing - not filter networks - help the VMA achieve each of its sounds. Switching from one position to the other introduces parameter changes, re-biasing the microphone and introducing different sets of components, crucial in achieving the two distinct sounds, into the circuit.
Equivalent Noise < 11 dB A (IEC651)
Signal to Noise > 83 dB (1 Pa/1 kHz-Cardioid)
Sensitivity 28 mV / Pa-Cardioid
Pattern all, infinitely variable
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL @ 0,3 % THD
Power Supply 115 V or 230 V