Cardioid only version of the VMX.
Whereas the VM1 represents the natural sounding part of the VMA (which combines two microphones in one), the VMX offers the full character sound of the VMA in a single microphone and yields highest detailed resolution with a soft and silky top end. Slight accentuation of the low mid and bottom end as well as a soft upper mid range grant this reference quality tube microphone a unique and completely charming sonic character.
More realism or rather more character in the reproduction? Normally a question such as this implies a choice between two completely different microphones. This question is no problem for the VMA, it unites these two basic sound characters in one. Through simple switching, you can select between the very natural transparent sound of the VM1 or the markedly full character sound of the VMX, thus you actually have two different Brauner microphones in one single body enabling in essence the sound of a VM1 or a VMX.
The VM1S is the stereo version of the VM1. It is currently, without doubt, the most intricate of all Brauner microphones. It unites two identical VM1 microphones, precisely matched to each other, in a single housing. It is a design that answers every wish of a stereo microphone. The VM1S enables control of the directional characteristics of both microphones even though they are in the same housing.
VM1 Pure Cardioid
Cardioid only version of the VM1.
The VM1 was the fulfillment of Dirk Brauner?s dream to build his vision of the perfect sounding tube microphone. A microphone that captures the spirit of the classic vintage tube microphones and at the same time, meets the high technical standards of todays modern microphones.
The Phanthera V impresses with the same qualities as its cardioid only counterpart, bringing along a lively and intense sound quality and highlighting the sonic aspects of the source material in a subtle manner. In addition to the cardioid directivity, it also allows to record in omni or bidirectional mode with a simple switch and thus adapting it to different recording situations. Using the omnidirectional characteristics, ambience as well as soloists or even big orchestras are captured true-to-life because the sonic environment is also authentically reproduced
The Phanthera is the impressive proof that a phantom powered non-tube microphone can sound amazingly close to a real tube microphone. With the Phanthera, Brauner expanded its product portfolio to include a reference quality microphone which could stand beside the sound characteristics of the coveted tube models VMA and VMX. The results speak for themselves.
The Phantom V (variable) as a phantom powered large diaphragm FET microphone was the next logical development step in keeping with our product philosophy. It was developed based on the circuit design of the VM1 and also utilizes its capsule as well.
The Phantom Classic embodies reduction to the absolutely essential without compromise in performance. The design philosophy of this large diaphragm FET microphone – which works purely in cardioid characteristic, guarantees a sound quality otherwise found only in our tube microphones. Its capsule is based on the ideal of the VM1 giving the Phantom C a very natural and pristine sound character.