The Avantone CR-14 has a unique, "retro" body design. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the very finest Ribbon mics...but at a fraction of their cost!
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 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.
Standard 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
Unique, elegant "retro" body design
Dual, Low-Mass Ribbon element which enables a much better sensitivity rating than most single ribbon designs
Fast accurate transient response, ultra-high 148 dB SPL capability, and overall stunning realism
Figure-8 audio directionality (pickup) pattern via front and rear, with extended sweet spots (as compared to Large Diaphragm condenser mics & single ribbon designs)
Increased high frequency response on rear for tonal versatility ( like having two different mics! )
Low residual noise
No power supply required
No internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion
Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability
Ribbon Microphone Ribbon
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 Sensitivity
-52 dBv +/- 2dB Re. (0dB=1V/Pa) Output Connector
Male XLR 3 pin Power Requirements
Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body Weight
16 oz (496 grams) Dimensions
1.45" (37mm) x 6.89" (175mm) Included Accessories
Padded Wooden Box
Metal road case
Having had a little experience in higher end studio's with ribbon mic's I wanted something for my home studio. This particular microphone fit my budget. I have used a pair as drum overhead and on electric guitar with results that were way better than expected!!! Unexpected low frequency response and a very smooth top end. Helps to alleviate the angry bee sound typical of overly distorted guitars.