Avantone CR-14 Ribbon 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 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!

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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.

Specifications

  • Type: Ribbon Microphone
  • Polar Pattern(s): Figure of 8
  • Ribbon: Dual Ribbon / Pure Aluminum / 35mm x 5mm / 2 microns thick
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz – 15kHz +/- 3dB
  • Output Impedance: <=600 Ohms
  • Recommended Load: Impedance 3000 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: -52 dBv +/- 2dB Re. (0dB=1V/Pa)
  • S/N Ratio: 70dB re 1Pa
  • Noise Floor: < 17 dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 145dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin
  • Power Requirement: None

Included Accessories:

  • Padded Wooden Box
  • Shockmount
  • Metal road case

Dimensions: 1.45″ (37mm) x 6.89″ (175mm)
Weight (BV-1 Mic Only): 16 oz (496 grams)
Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Glossy Butter-Cream Body

Uses Include:

  • Miking guitar amps & cabinets, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, vocals, room mic, etc…

Standard Items Supplied:

  • Avantone CR-14 Ribbon Microphone
  • Avantone Custom Retro Shockmount W/ Extra Elastic bands
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
  • Padded Aluminum storage / travel case
  • Owners Manual