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!
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.
Miking guitar amps & cabinets, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, vocals, room mic, etc...
Standard Included Items
- 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
Dual Ribbon / Pure Aluminum / 35mm x 5mm / 2 microns thick
Figure of 8
30Hz - 15kHz +/- 3dB
Impedance 3000 Ohms
145dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
70dB re 1Pa
-52 dBv +/- 2dB Re. (0dB=1V/Pa)
Male XLR 3 pin
-Padded Wooden Box
-Metal road case
Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
16 oz (496 grams)
1.45" (37mm) x 6.89" (175mm)
"The CR-14 is a "real deal" ribbon mic with all the natural sound I expect to capture from a classic. It is my new "go to" mic for a warm deep rich tone, rivaling ANY of my vintage classic ribbons."
- Ray Kennedy | Producter/Engineer (Steve Earle, Ray Davies, Emmylou Harris, Chuck Mead, John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams)
"When it comes to capturing the sound of an instrument with a lot of mid-presence, the accuracy of the CR-14 is unbeatable...I am using it mainly on saxophone and my Hammond organ, but it also did a remarkable job on my own voice as well as other vocalists..."
- Jon Tiven | Producer/Songwriter (BB King, Robert Plant, Wilson Pickett, PF Sloan, Howard Tate, etc)