But the best is yet to come. Truly, the VMA is two microphones in one. A toggle switch is being used to select between two different operation modes. The classic VM1 mode (the sound that made Brauner famous…) and a stunning vintage sound, created after the best of the best famous old vintage tube microphones.
This is of course not dealing with simple filters! The signal path of the VMA is changed through the position of the switch and the tube as well as the capsule, get biased in a different way.
Many of the most famous American sound engineers have helped us developing the VMA. Through their severe listening and careful criticism, they actively took part in the development of the VMA. We want to say thank you to our Grammy Award winning friends, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt and Chuck Ainlay and most of all, carefully listening to the VMA prototypes through all its pre production stages, we want to say thank you, to two of our oldest and strongest Brauner friends in the US, Award winning scoring engineers Malcom Luker and Steve Kempster. Thank you for helping us reaching one of the highest goals in microphone history! The VMA redefines the microphone.
VM A Technical Data
Acoustical principle Pressure gradient transducer
Equivalent Noise 11 dBA IEC 651
Signal to Noise 83 dB(1Pa/1kHz/Cardioid)
Pattern all, continuously variable in both modes
Ultrawide, ultralinear, Class A
Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL @ 0,3% THD
Power Rating 115 and 230V
Tube Type EF86, EF806S, AC701,EF 732
or Brauner CMVT1
Accessories Suspension, sturdy aluminum case, power supply, windscreen, cable, user manual.