Avantone CK-1 Small-Capsule FET Pencil Microphone

Avantone CK-1 Small-Capsule FET Pencil Microphone Avantone CK-1 Small-Capsule FET Pencil Microphone Avantone CK-1 Small-Capsule FET Pencil Microphone
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  • Avantone CK-1 Small-Capsule FET Pencil Microphone

    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-1 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to fine studio-standard FET micsbut at a fraction of their cost!

    Our rugged CK-1 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 CK-1 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 modder/hot-rodders!

    The high quality FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CK-1 for instrumental and percussion mikingIt exudes class visually as well as sonically. The CK-1 is equally at home on the stage for drum overheads, acoustic instruments and piano.

    The CK-1 includes (3) 19mm (3/4") interchangeable capsules to provide unlimited miking possibilities! Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. The rugged CK-1 mic is able to produce professional results with a clean sonic character.

    The included SSM 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 capsules (cardioid, omni, and Hyper-cardioid) offer versatility for accommodating virtually any miking task.

    The CK-1 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.

  • Features

    Uses Include
    Cymbals, Hi-Hats, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, piano, percussion etc

    Standard Items Included

    • Avantone CK-1 FET Microphone
    • Avantone SSM Shockmount
    • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
    • 19mm Cardioid, Omni, and Hyper-Cardioid capsules
    • Owners Manual

  • Specifications

    Type
    True Condenser

    Polar Pattern(s)
    Cardioid , Hyper-Cardioid & Omni Capsules included

    Frequency Response
    25-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB

    Output Impedance
    <=200 Ohms

    Maximum SPL
    138dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)

    Sensitivity
    15mv/pa

    S/N Ratio
    1Pa 78dB

    Noise Floor
    < 17 dBA

    Output Connector
    Male XLR 3-pin

    Included Accessories
    -3 Capsules
    -Padded Wooden Box
    -SSM Shockmount

    High-Pass Switch
    80 Hz 6dB/octave

    Attenuation Switch
    -10 dB

    Power Requirements
    Standard 48 Volt Phantom / 5mA

    Dimensions
    (23mm) x (153mm)

    Weight
    5 oz.

    Finish
    Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body

  • Testimonials

    "I love the CK-1's. They record very clean and true to the sounds they are miking. The mic feels solid in your hands, the wine red color and the SSM shockmount is first class. The sound is just great - exceeding my expectations! I needed a mic that could capture the wide variety of musical styles that I am called upon to play/record....and with the 3 included capsules...this mic is it!!! You'll never match this quality and price anywhere else. I will recommend these to anyone looking for a first-class small capsule FET mic."
    - Tom Hoey | Drummer/Percussionist (Olivia Newton-John, Paul Brandt)