Flea Microphones Flea12 Vintage


Introducing the FLEA12, our meticulously crafted historical replica of the renowned C-twelve microphone. This microphone incorporates a modern style power supply and integrated pattern switch, marrying classic design with contemporary functionality.

Key Features:


  • Tim Campbell’s CT12 capsule, an outstanding choice for those seeking the sound of the original CK12.


  • Standard: 6072 tube with multiple options.
  • Upgrade Option: GE6072A (+300€) or TAD6072 (+50€)


  • Our own replica of the original T14/1 transformer.

Polar Patterns:

Versatile with cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional options, accommodating a diverse range of recording scenarios.

Sound Quality:

The FLEA12 is the “Rolls-Royce” of microphones in terms of sound quality. It may appear neutral in some applications, but its true benefits shine during mixdown.


Exceptional for vocals, acoustic instruments, and ambient miking, the FLEA12 delivers an experience that has to be heard to be believed.

Complete Set:

The FLEA12 comes in a set that includes the microphone housed in a wooden box, a power supply with a built-in pattern selector for versatile recording options, and a cable with a swivel mount connector for easy setup and use.


Directional Pattern

Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8

Frequency Range

30Hz - 18kHz

Sensitivity at 1kHz


Rated Impedance

50/200 Ohm

Rated Load Impedance

min 500/2000 Ohm





Standard Tube


Optional Tube

GE6072A (+300€) or TAD6072 (+50€)



What's included in the microphone set

  • Microphone in wooden box
  • Power Supply
  • Mic – PSU Cable with swivel mount connector
  • Power Cord
  • Microphone Dust Cover
  • Printed Manual
  • All is packed in a hard carton product box with foam insert

What Our Flea12 Owners Say...

FLEA50, FLEA12, Chris Fogel, USA


“You’ll be happy to know that my Fleas were all over the Oppenheimer score!”

FLEA12, Mike Valentine, London


“Recently I have had the pleasure of recording here in London, the Bach Cello Suites. The

FLEA12’s, FLEA50’s, Erik Arvinder, SWEDEN


“Here are some pictures from today’s session with the Stockholm Studio Orchestra and our Flea

Flea12, Mike Valentine, London

London, UK

“At Chasing the Dragon, we produce audiophile recordings, which are released on LP, CD, Download

Flea12’s, Flea49, Christian Prommer, Red Bull Music Studio

 “These microphones are a tube dream come true for our work here at the studio.

Flea47, Flea12, Stephen Kurpis, Vitruvian Sound Nyc

New York, USA

 “I’ve been fortunate enough to work sessions at over a dozen exceptionally well equipped NYC