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Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit

Avantone CDMK-8
Avantone CDMK-8
 
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Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit

The Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit is a collection of drum microphones from Avantone for live clubs and concerts, as well as serious studio recording projects. Including one MONDO Kick Mic, one ADM Snare Mic, three ATOM Tom Mics and three CK-1 Cardioid Condenser Mics, the CDMK-8 gets all your shells miked!

The Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit consists of the MONDO Kick Mic, the ADM Snare Mic, 3 ATOM Tom Mics and 3 CK-1 Cardioid Condenser Mics. The Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit also comes with 8 SSM Shock Mounts (one for each microphone), and 4 Pro-Klamps for the mounted mics. Like all of the Avantone Drum Kits, the CDMK-8 comes with a vintage tweed case. If you look closely you will see that very little of the case is being used in terms of depth to hold the microphones, Pro-Klamps, or SSM Shock Mounts. The vast majority of the case is available for storage. Note the section on the left and right front sides of the case that is available to lift the Case Lid top up and out of the way to reach any accessories that the drummer is carrying, such as drumsticks, mics, cables, additional percussion, and so forth.

These are the 2nd generation of drum mics from Avantone and a great deal of R&D effort has culminated in these rugged, great sounding drum mics. The Avantone Pro feel they represent the very finest drum microphone packages available, both for live clubs & concerts, as well as serious studio recording projects.

The Avantone CDMK drum mics are truly gorgeous looking and sounding microphones. Their proprietary design, character and performance are made to set a new standard in drum mic'ing.

A unique feature of all the dynamic drum mics in the Avantone CDMK series is a pair of machined insets on the barrel of each microphone body. These insets allow the O-rings of the SSM shockmount to "lock" the mic into place, which prevents mic shifting and slippage.

Aesthetically, each mic features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim. Any studio or venue can proudly & confidently offer the Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit for professional use. All components are designed and manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.

MONDO Kick Drum Microphone

The MONDO Kick Drum Mic is the heart of the Avantone CDMK drum mic lineup. It offers a very aggressive frequency contour that sounds huge right out of the box, so most engineers will find little need for EQ ... plus as in all the Avantone mics ... No plastic to break! The MONDO has a die-cast zinc body with a steel and brass grill assembly, and features internal shockmounting on the capsule assembly to prevent the transmission of unwanted "rumble " from physical vibrations.

ADM Snare Drum Microphone

The ADM Snare Drum Mic is voiced to "follow" the familiar sound of industry standard snare mics. However, the Avantone Pro engineered a better low end and smoother, extended top end. The ADM has a die-cast zinc body with a steel and brass grill assembly. Although the Avantone Pro call it a "snare drum mic", the ADM is a versatile mic that is completely at home on high toms, bongos, congas, guitar cabinets, etc.

ATOM Tom Microphone

The ATOM Tom Mic adheres to the Avantone Pro overall tonal philosophy of "big sounding drums " and incorporates an oversize capsule that captures a huge low end as well as a penetrating attack. The ATOM is custom voiced to yield a fat, big sound that often requires no EQ at all! Because of the special voicing on the ATOM, it also is fantastic on djembe, large congas, and bass amp cabinets. Like the Avantone's MONDO kick drum mic, the ATOM has a die-cast zinc body with a steel and brass grill assembly, and features internal shockmounting on the capsule assembly to prevent the transmission of unwanted "rumble" from physical vibrations.

CK-1 Condenser Microphone

The CK-1 True Condenser Microphones are utilized for overheads. The mics feature cardioid capsules for accurate stereo image capturing. Each CK-1 has a low frequency cutoff switch and 10dB attenuation switch for versatile tone shaping & signal control. It accurately captures the delicate nuances of the cymbals while rejecting sounds from interfering sources away from the kit. Each CK-1 microphone body and capsule assembly is precision machined from brass. The CK-1 in its normal stock version uses high grade Polystyrene and Metalized Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path. This represents the Avantone's commitment to quality as these normally are the type of "upgrade" components that are implemented by microphone modder/hot-rodders!

PK-1 PRO-KLAMP Mount

The PK-1 PRO-KLAMP drum rim mic mounts are superb in allowing a confident positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic with three(!) stages of rubber dampening/decoupling material. This isolation allows for professional results without the need for tripod/boom stands. While it was designed to withstand the rigors of live stage gigging, it is the first drum rim mic mount that will reliably work in a pro-studio situation. This makes the engineers' job easier and insures that the mics will stay in place where he positions them. Each PK-1 PRO-KLAMP is built for reliability and is exceptionally rugged, with heavy-duty metal construction.

SSM Shock Mount

The SSM Shock Mounts are as rugged as you can find and allow for a superb decoupling of the mics from unwanted low-frequency transfer and rumble. This feature, coupled with the use of the PRO-KLAMPS, results in a much tighter, less muddy sound than other brands of drum mic kits. The O-rings are manufactured using a custom formula. The new world class Ethylene Propylene formula provides enormous resistance to breakage, resistance to surface nicks and remains supple and effective even against dry, hot temperatures. It has the best resistance to ozone and weathering, which makes it great for use around electronics devices, and maintains its physical properties even in a stretched condition. Each SSM is constructed of heavy-duty die-cast zinc, which is not only incredibly durable but also adds mass, which contributes to vibration dampening/decoupling.

Custom Tweed Case

The custom vintage tweed case is hand-built for heavy-duty storage (and groovy-looking, to boot!). The metal corners, locking latches, high-density foam tray, and plush lining make this case very roadworthy while offering a visually unique design. Aesthetically, the case features a tweed and faux-alligator trim exterior, with a Cabernet wine-red plush lining. The slotted foam tray not only protects and stores each component of the drum mic kit, but also lifts out of the case to provide storage for cables, sticks, etc. Additionally, by removing the tray you are left with a fantastic and stylish piece of carry-on luggage.

Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit Features

  • MONDO Kick Drum Microphone:
    • Offers a very aggressive frequency contour that sounds huge right out of the box
    • Die-cast zinc body with a steel and brass grill assembly
    • Internal shockmounting on the capsule assembly to prevent unwanted "rumble "
  • ADM Snare Drum Microphone:
    • Better low end and smoother, extended top end
    • Die-cast zinc body with a steel and brass grill assembly
    • Perfect for high toms, bongos, congas, guitar cabinets, etc.
  • ATOM Tom Microphone:
    • Custom designed to yield a fat, big sound
    • The oversized capsule captures a huge low end as well as a penetrating attack
    • Die-cast zinc body with a steel and brass grill assembly
    • Internal shockmounting on the capsule assembly to prevent the unwanted "rumble"
  • CK-1 Condenser Microphone:
    • Cardioid capsules for accurate stereo image capturing
    • Offers versatile tone shaping & signal control
    • Body and capsule assembly is precision machined from brass
    • Uses high grade Polystyrene and Metalized Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path
  • PK-1 PRO-KLAMP Mount:
    • Allows a confident positioning of the mic
    • Features three stages of rubber dampening/decoupling material
    • Prevents from transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic
    • Built for reliability and is exceptionally rugged, with heavy-duty metal construction
  • SSM Shock Mount:
    • Decouples the mics from unwanted low-frequency transfer and rumble
    • Incorporates custom manufactured O-rings with Ethylene Propylene formula
    • Constructed of heavy-duty die-cast zinc
    • Great for use around electronics devices

Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit Specifications

  • MONDO Kick Drum Microphone:
    • Type: Dynamic
    • Polar Pattern(s): Cardioid
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 15kHz
    • Output Impedance: 210 Ohms
    • Maximum SPL: 145dB
    • Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin
    • Weight: .5 kg (16 oz)
    • Finish: Cabernet / Black / Nickel
  • ADM Snare Drum Microphone:
    • Type: Dynamic
    • Polar Pattern(s): Cardioid
    • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 16kHz
    • Output Impedance: 520 Ohms
    • Maximum SPL: 145dB
    • Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin
    • Weight: .35 kg (11 oz)
    • Finish: Cabernet / Black / Nickel
  • ATOM Tom Microphone:
    • Type: Dynamic
    • Polar Pattern(s): Cardioid
    • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 15kHz
    • Output Impedance: 220 Ohms
    • Maximum SPL: 145dB
    • Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin
    • Weight: .4 kg (13 oz)
    • Finish: Cabernet / Black / Nickel
  • CK-1 Condenser Microphone:
    • Type: True Condenser
    • Polar Pattern(s): Cardioid & Hyper-Cardioid
    • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
    • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
    • Maximum SPL: 138dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
    • Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin
    • Power Requirements: Standard 48v phantom
    • Weight: .16 kg (5 oz)
    • Finish: Cabernet / Nickel

Avantone CDMK-8 Drum Microphone Kit Includes

  • 1 x Mondo Kick Drum Microphone
  • 1 x ADM Snare Drum Microphone
  • 3 x ATOM Tom Microphones
  • 3 x CK-1 Condenser Microphone
  • 4 x PK-1 Pro-Klamp Drum Rim Microphone Mounts
  • 8 x SSM Metal Shockmounts
  • Custom Heavy Duty Locking Padded Tweed Vintage Case
  • Owner's Manual
  • 5 Year Warranty

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