Avantone CR-14 Ribbon Microphone

  • Avantone CR-14
  • Avantone CR-14
  • Avantone CR-14
  • Avantone CR-14

CR-14

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.

The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the very finest Ribbon mics...but at a fraction of their cost!

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

Features

  • 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