Avantone CR-14 Ribbon Microphone  From Avantone

An affordable ribbon mic from Avantone's C-Series featuring a warm, ribbon tone and a retro body design. 

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$259.00

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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 CR-14 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the very finest Ribbon mics...but at a fraction of their cost!
 
Our rugged CR-14 microphone body and inner assembly parts are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and a black grill. The CR-14 has a unique, "retro" body design.
 
The transformer coupled output will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CR-14 as a guitar cabinet, room mic, drum overheads, vocal mic or utility room mic 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 CR-14 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing 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 CR-14's dual, low-mass ribbon element which enables a much better sensitivity rating than most single ribbon designs. This design lends to fast and accurate transient response, ultra-high 148 dB SPL capability, and overall stunning realism. It has a figure-8 audio directionality (pickup) pattern via front and rear, with extended sweet spots (as compared to Large Diaphragm condenser mics & single ribbon designs).
 
The CR-14 has very low residual noise, with no internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion. It also requires no power supply.
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About Manufacturer

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: Ribbon Microphone
 
Ribbon: Dual Ribbon / Pure Aluminum / 35mm x 5mm / 2 microns thick
 
Polar Pattern: Figure of 8
 
Frequency Response: 30Hz - 15kHz +/- 3dB
 
Output Impedance: <=600 Ohms
 
Recommended Load: Impedance 3000 Ohms
 
Maximum SPL: 145dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
 
S/N Ratio: 70dB re 1Pa
 
Sensitivity: -52 dBv +/- 2dB Re. (0dB=1V/Pa)
 
Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin
 
Included Accessories:
-Padded Wooden Box
-Shockmount
-Metal road case
 
Power Requirements: None
 
Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
 
Weight: 16 oz (496 grams)
 
Dimensions: 1.45" (37mm) x 6.89" (175mm)