Dual-Ribbon Microphone Technology

The Avantone CR14 is an elegantly designed bi-directional (figure 8) velocity ribbon microphone is intended for use in modern, state-of-the-art studios as well as private home studios. It offers the unique, pleasing sonic character that is similar to those classic ribbon mics of yesteryear.

Classic Ribbon Microphone Design and Tone

The special dual-ribbon design offers a better sensitivity rating than most single ribbon mics on the market. You will also find that it does NOT exhibit the very dark, muted character of some ribbon mics…On the contrary, you will find it to be full-range with a very natural and detailed sound.

The “in-phase” signal is achieved when the microphone is addressed from the front side of the mic (where the AVANTONE logo is shown).

Applications

The Avantone CR14 is equally at home on solo vocals, group vocals and simultaneous vocal duets. Also recommended for piano, electric guitar cabs and acoustic guitar, orchestral, woodwind & brass instruments as well as hand-percussion instruments. Excellent results can also be acheived using two CR14 microphones for stereo tracking. This is particularly effective when micing a drum kit or piano for a warm and richer tone. 

Included Items

  • AVANTONE CR-14 Dual Ribbon Microphone
  • AVANTONE Custom Retro Shockmount
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
  • Padded Aluminum storage / travel case
  • Owners Manual

Main Features

  • 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)
  • 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

Physical Properties

Finish::
Black metal grill / Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
Weight::
16 oz (496 g)
Dimensions::
1.45" (37mm) x 6.89" (175mm)

Accessories

Included Accessories::
Wooden Box

Connector

Output Connector::
Male XLR 3 pin

Performance

S/N Ratio re 1Pa ::
70dB
Maximum SPL::
45dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
Output Impedance::
<=600 Ohms
Sensitivity::
-52 dBv +/- 2dB Re. (0dB=1V/Pa)
Frequency Response::
30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Polar Pattern::
Figure-8

Electronics

Magnets::
Rare Earth Neodymium

Transducer

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

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