Vanguard V4 Gen 1

Large-diaphragm multi-pattern FET condenser microphone


The Vanguard V4 is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern FET condenser microphone. Lovingly crafted by experts over 2 years, it is designed to be a versatile, reliable, professional recording tool that breaks the usual “bang-for-your-buck” curve. With our acclaimed edge-terminated ultra-thin custom-voiced capsule, a pad/roll off option, primo cryogenically-treated componentry, and the best shock mount in all the land, the V4 is made to be your go-to workhorse microphone at a price that won’t break your piggy bank.

Included Accessories

  • VLSM Large Shockmount
  • Padded Pinewood Microphone Storage Box
  • Aluminum Carrying Case


Transducer Type: Condenser

Capsule Size: 1.34″ / 34mm (dual-capsule)

Diaphragm Size: 1.04″ / 26.4mm

Capsule Diaphragms Thickness: 3µm

Electronics Type: Solid-state, electronically-balanced output

Output Impedance: 200Ω

Max SPL: appx. 135dB (145dB w/ Pad)

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20000Hz

Equivalent Noise Level: <=14dBA (A-weighted)

Sensitivity: TBA

Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin, gold-plated

High-Pass/Rolloff Switch: 120Hz (either/or with pad)

Attenuation/Pad Switch: -10dB (either/or with rolloff)

Finish: Polished nickel trim / High-gloss Pinot Noir

Weight (microphone): 0.83 lbs / 0.38 kg

Weight (in case): 5.63 lbs / 2.56 kg

Dimensions (microphone): 7.25″ long, 1.8″ diameter / 184mm long, 46mm diameter

Dimensions (case): 12″L x 11″W x 5.75″H / 305mmL x 280mmW x 146mmH

Voltage Requirement: Phantom Power (+48V ideal)


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