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Brauner Introduces Phantom V Microphone at AES

Variable-pattern, non-tube (FET), large diaphragm microphone (September 16, 2004)

Phantom V

Phantom V

Respected transducer manufacturer Brauner Microphones will unveil the Phantom V - their first variable-pattern, non-tube (FET), large diaphragm microphone - at the 117th AES Convention in San Francisco. Building on the success of the Phantom C fixed cardioid FET model, Brauner's latest addition, to the well-received Phantom Series, offers switchable omni-directional, cardioid, and figure-eight polar patterns, as well as a -15dB pad.

Since the introduction of the 2003 TEC Award-nominated Phantom C, discriminating recordists have enjoyed the Phantom Series' distinct aural character, but lacked the ability to use its qualities in acoustic settings where non-cardioid pick-up patterns were necessary. With the debut of the Phantom V, engineers can utilize all qualities of its 48V-powered predecessor alongside augmented polar pattern choices and a -15dB pad for higher SPL environments.

The Dirk Brauner-designed, German-crafted, Phantom V features a satin nickel finish and the renowned, hefty build quality for which Brauner microphones are deservedly known. The Phantom V - whose capsule is based on the legendary Brauner VM1 tube microphone - boasts a self-noise of 8dBa, a maximum SPL of 142dB at 0.3% THD, and a frequency range of 20Hz-22kHz. The Phantom V package comes complete with the Brauner SMV shock-mount suspension system, custom aluminum case, cable, and user manual.

MSRP: $2,500

Brauner mics are sold direct in U.S. by TransAudio Group, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to stop by the TransAudio Group AES Booth #602 to see this new mic and other high-end recording gear being showcased in Brad Lunde's new AES salon-type booth setting. Go to or call (702) 365-5155 for further information.

About TransAudio Group
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing users with technical expertise extending far beyond the norm. TransAudio Group's product lines include A-Designs (USA), AEA Ribbon Microphones (USA), ATC Loudspeakers (UK), Brauner (Germany), Drawmer (UK), Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA), George Massenburg Labs (GML) (USA), Mercury (USA), Mission Audio (UK) Soundelux (USA), SoundField (UK), and Z-Systems (USA).

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