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Avantone ProCR-14 Ribbon Microphone
The design, character and performance of the Avantone Pro CR-14 is comparable to some of the very finest Ribbon mics...but at a fraction of their cost! 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 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. Included ItemsAvantone CR-14 Ribbon MicrophoneAvantone Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bandsElegant padded genuine wooden Mic boxPadded Aluminum storage / travel caseOwners ManualSpecifications: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) Things You Will Get: CR-14 Ribbon MicrophoneCustom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bandsElegant padded genuine wooden Mic boxPadded Aluminum storage / travel caseOwners Manual