The Avantone CR-14 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone.
With the 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.
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.
Dual Ribbon / Pure Aluminium / 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)