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Avantone CK-7 Large Diaphragm FET Multi-Pattern Condenser  From Avantone

This general purpose workhorse is a great tool to have in your mic locker. Reach for it when you need an honest sounding mic you can count on.

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$279.00

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Budget FET Vocal Mic Shootout: Lauten LA-220 v. Studio Projects C1 v. Miktek C1 v. Avantone CK-7

In this video we present a budget friendly FET vocal microphone shootout using the Lauten LA-220, the Studio Projects C1, the Miktek C1, and the Avantone CK-7. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in hearing the results and/or getting ahold of the audio files from this shootout, give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you!  

Manufacturer's Description from Avantone

The Avantone "Cabernet (C-series)" mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The Avantone CK-7 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to fine studio-standard FET mics...but at a fraction of their cost!

Our rugged CK-7 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and capsule assembly. The transformer coupled Discreet Class A FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs.

The CK-7 houses a 35mm gold-sputtered thin Mylar capsule. The CK-7 in its normal stock version uses high grade Polystyrene and Metalized Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path. This represents our commitment to quality as these normally are the type of "upgrade" components that are implemented by microphone modders/hot-rodders! Any studio can proudly offer the CK-7 as a vocal mic or utility condenser due to its versatility...It exudes class visually as well as sonically.

Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. The versatile CK-7 mic is able to produce professional results with a clean sonic character. The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results. The 3 patterns allow the CK-7 to be used in a variety of situations.

The cardioid pattern is generally best used on vocals and single instruments. The omni mode works well in incorporating some room sound into the track. The figure 8 pattern allows 2 vocalists to use the mic at the same time from opposite sides. The CK-7 has separate -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches....The -10dB attenuation switch can be engaged when miking very high SPL sources to keep from overloading the electronics. The 80Hz high-pass filter switch can be engaged to reduce rumble and to keep unwanted low frequencies from "muddying up" the track.

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Avantone is a creative vehicle, enabling our core team to bring to market the things we see as missing in the industry. This can be as simple as a certain price point we feel should be met to give excellent quality for reasonable pricing. At other times, it may be an item that simply does not exist until we build it. We don't use the shotgun approach in creating a product line. Each and every product we create has passion and purpose behind it, whether it costs $20 or $1000. QUALITY: We do 100% Inspection of our mics right here in the USA. Most of our competition skips over this entirely or at best run "spot-checks". This takes us extra time but we want to do it. We care!

Specifications

Type: True Condenser
Polar Pattern(s): Cardioid , Omni , Figure 8
Capsule: Dual-sided 35mm center-terminated gold-sputter Mylar (6 micron)
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Output Impedance: <=250 Ohms
Maximum SPL: 139dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
Sensitivity: -38 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
Equivalent Noise Level: (A-Weighted per IEC 286-4) < 16 dB
Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin
High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave
Attenuation Switch: -10 dB
Power Requirement: Standard 48 Volt Phantom / 5mA
Included Accessories : Shockmount, Wooden Box, and Metal Carrying Case
Dimensions: 187mm x 51mm / 7.5" x 2"
Weight: .65 kgs / 1.4 lbs
Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body