Avantone CR-14 Ribbon 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 CR-14 is truly a
gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and
performance is comparable to some of the very finest Ribbon mics...but
at a fraction of their cost!
Our 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
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
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