Each Vanguard product is crafted with one goal in mind – pure, unadulterated audio bliss. Endless hours of research, design, listening, and testing have been spent in relentless pursuit of that goal. After using world-class studios and engineers to test our microphones against some of the most timeless designs ever conceived, we can say with confidence that each Vanguard microphone will rival or exceed the performance of microphones that cost many times more.
Some microphone manufacturers’ goal is to achieve the flattest possible response. While this is one valid approach, I think we’d all be sad if the only flavor of ice cream was vanilla. Great records, like great recipes, need several delicious ingredients. Great records, like great paintings, benefit from a depth of tones and colors.
Instead, Vanguard Audio Labs’ philosophy is that the track should sound incredible right when it’s cut to tape. The authenticity of the sound source needs to be captured, but when we can add warmth, clarity, depth, and body to the signal, then that’s icing on the cake. We recall (in our early studio years) getting goosebumps the first time we heard our voice on a superb, world-class microphone. We strive for that ideal in all of our designs. Vanguard microphones hold true to the original performance while adding wonderful, subtle detail to the end result. Imparting just the right color and shape to your audio is a Vanguard specialty, and we’ve hand-tailored each product to bring your music to life.