Avantone CK-1 Small-Capsule FET Pencil Microphone
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 CK-1 is truly a
gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and
performance can be compared directly to fine studio-standard FET micsbut
at a fraction of their cost!
Our rugged CK-1 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 capsule
The CK-1 in its normal stock version uses high grade Polystyrene and
Metalized Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path. This represents
our commitment to quality as these normally are the type of "upgrade"
components that are implemented by microphone modder/hot-rodders!
The high quality FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results
comparable to much more expensive designs. Any studio can proudly offer
the CK-1 for instrumental and percussion mikingIt exudes class visually
as well as sonically. The CK-1 is equally at home on the stage for drum
overheads, acoustic instruments and piano.
The CK-1 includes (3) 19mm (3/4") interchangeable capsules to provide
unlimited miking possibilities! Manufactured using the finest materials
yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged
reliability. The rugged CK-1 mic is able to produce professional results
with a clean sonic character.
The included SSM 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 3
capsules (cardioid, omni, and Hyper-cardioid) offer versatility for
accommodating virtually any miking task.
The CK-1 has separate -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off
switches....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.