Avantone CK-7 Large Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Microphone

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Improve your studio's recording capabilities with the rugged yet professional-quality Avantone CK-7 mic.

Any studio can proudly offer the CK7 as a vocal mic or utility condenser due to its versatility...It exudes class visually as well as sonically.

The Avantone Cabernet (C-series) mics from Avant Electronics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics.

The Avantone CK7 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to some of the very finest FET mics...but at a fraction of their cost!

- The rugged CK7 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of BRASS.

- Aesthetically, it features an elegant Metallic Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill.

- The transformer coupled Discreet Class A FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs.

- The CK7 in its normal stock version uses high grade Polystyrene and Metalized Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path. This represents Avantone's commitment to quality as these normally are the type of components that are implemented by microphone modder/hot-rodders !

- Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.

- The versatile CK7 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character.

- The included Custom Retro Shock Mount is superb in allowing a precise positioning read more of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results.

- 3-Pattern CLASS A FET Microphone with dual 35mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsules

- -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches

- Each CK7 Mic & wooden mic box has a serial number
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Type: True Condenser

Polar Pattern/s: Cardioid , Omni , Figure 8

Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 3dB

Output Impedance: <=250 Ohms

Maximum SPL: 139dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)

Sensitivity: -38 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)

Equivalent noise level: (A-Weighted per IEC 286-4) <16 dB

Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin

High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz 6dB/octave

Attenuation Switch: -10 dB

Power Requirement: Standard 48 Volt Phantom / 5mA

Included Accessories: Wooden Box & Shock Mount, Metal case

Finish: Polished Nickel trim, Metallic wine red body

Weight: .65 kgs / 1.4 pounds

Dimensions: 187 x 51mm / 7.5 x 2 inches

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 845-642-3697

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 7, 2016 by John M in westminster, CA
"Very Good Mic"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I needed a second LDC to contrast my Rode NTK and the CK7 was the perfect fit. The NTK is loaded with character and big on proximity and the CK7 is very natural with almost no proximity effect at all. It is well built and looks better in person than in the photos. It is a bit gain hungry. I use an Audient id22 and push my preamp between 2 and 3 o'clock. That could just be an Audient thing and nothing to do with the mic but it's a non issue as long as your preamps are clean and quiet. My CK7 was perfect out of the box and is still working as well now as it did when I first bought it. I think it's been a year. The shock mount is fine as are the included cases. The flight case is a bit flimsy, not really a flight case, but it's great for the car. Avantone customer service is top shelf as is ZZOUNDS, so I'm sure if you have a problem, these two companies will make it right. Overall, the CK7 is my mic of choice for Acoustic guitar, BG vocals and some lead vox. It also performed quite well against my guitar amp. The NTK will remain as my primary lead vocal mic, but I knew that already. Very Good Mic!
Musical Background:
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Musical Style:
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