The Avantone's rugged CK-40 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 grill. The Discreet Class A Low-Noise FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs.
Any studio can proudly offer the stereo CK-40 as a group vocal mic, room mic, piano mic, or utility condenser due to its versatility.
This versatile microphone features twin large 35mm centre-terminated pressure gradient transducers. Their close physical proximity places them in a tight vertical array to allow accurate stereo imaging without phase issues arising.
The top capsule/grill assembly rotates UP TO 90 degrees relative to the lower capsule/grill assembly. This feature along with the multi-pattern independent selector choices allow for all stereo recording techniques to be utilised. (XY-Coincident / Blumlein, M-S)
The 2 sets of pad, pattern select & LF rolloff switches independently control the capsules. (Front switches control the lower fixed grill/capsule while the rear switches control the upper rotating headgrill.) The 3 patterns allow the CK-40 to be used in a variety of situations including M-S recording.
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. The CK-40 operates on standard 48 volt phantom power and includes a 5-Pin mic cable that plugs into the included 1x2 stereo splitter box. Two standard XLR mic cables are then all that is required to connect to a phantom powered mic preamp/console channel.
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.
Stereo True Condenser Microphone
Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8 (x2)
(2) Dual plate 35mm gold sputtered diaphragm / brass assembly
20-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB
<=250 Ohms / transformer isolated
147 dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
Equivalent noise level
17dB (A weighted EC651)
77dB re 1Pa
Male XLR 5 pin with included breakout box and cable
-2x1 splitter box
-Metal road case
80 Hz 6dB/octave
Attenuation Switch -10dB
Standard 48 Volt Phantom (x2) 3mA current consumption
Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
.95 kgs / 2.1 lbs
27.6cm X 49mm