The Avantone CK-1 is a high quality FET-circuit SDC (small diaphragm condenser) mic, that’s got much more going for it than its affordable price portrays. Though designed to complement our C-series snare, tom, and bass drum mics, the CK-1 provides top performance with a wide range of acoustic instruments: drum overheads, upright piano, strings, wind instruments, and more. Our signature Cabernet-red finish over a finely milled brass hull, with polished nickel silver accents make a visually perfect (and durable) match with our Drum Mic packages.
The CK-1 performs with stunning results in mono, or when paired for stereo applications. Cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional polar pattern capsules are included, adding to the CK-1’s chameleon-like versatility. Metalized polypropylene and top-grade polystyrene caps are used stock, eliminating the need for costly hot-rod modifications before you even get started. True to the Avantone way, the CK-1 is the affordable alternative that will stand p or surpass any “industry standard” mic in its class, in-studio or live, with road-rugged reliability.