Avantone Pro CR-14 Ribbon Microphone


Avantone Pro CR-14 Ribbon Microphone


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    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 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.

    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


    Ribbon Microphone

    Dual Ribbon / Pure Aluminum / 35mm x 5mm / 2 microns thick

    Polar Pattern
    Figure of 8

    Frequency Response
    30Hz - 15kHz +/- 3dB

    Output Impedance
    <=600 Ohms

    Recommended Load
    Impedance 3000 Ohms

    Maximum SPL
    145dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)

    S/N Ratio
    70dB re 1Pa

    -52 dBv +/- 2dB Re. (0dB=1V/Pa)

    Output Connector
    Male XLR 3 pin

    Included Accessories
    -Padded Wooden Box
    -Metal road case

    Power Requirements

    Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body

    16 oz (496 grams)

    1.45" (37mm) x 6.89" (175mm)

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    Series Cabernet (C-series)
    Model CR-14
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