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List Price: $149.00
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Product Code: 9683

 

Avantone CK-1 FET Pencil Microphone

The Avantone CK-1 is designed to offer true professional performance and will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics.

Avantone CK-1 FET Pencil Microphone Details
The Avantone CK-1 is designed to offer true professional performance and will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The Avantone CK-1 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to fine studio-standard FET mics but at a fraction of their cost!

The rugged CK-1 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of brass. Aesthetically, it features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and capsule assembly.

The CK-1 in its normal stock version uses high grade Polystyrene and Metalized Polypropylene capacitors in the audio path. This represents our commitment to quality as these normally are the type of "upgrade" components that are implemented by microphone modder/hot-rodders!

The high quality FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs. Any studio can proudly offer the CK-1 for instrumental and percussion mikingIt exudes class visually as well as sonically. The CK-1 is equally at home on the stage for drum overheads, acoustic instruments and piano.

The CK-1 includes (3) 19mm (3/4") interchangeable capsules to provide unlimited miking possibilities! Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. The rugged CK-1 mic is able to produce professional results with a clean sonic character.

The included SSM 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 3 capsules (cardioid, omni, and Hyper-cardioid) offer versatility for accommodating virtually any miking task.

The CK-1 has separate -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches....The -10dB attenuation switch can be engaged when miking very high SPL sources to keep from overloading the electronics. The 80Hz high-pass filter switch can be engaged to reduce rumble and to keep unwanted low frequencies from "muddying up" the track.

The Avantone CK-1 FET Pencil Microphone is ideal on Cymbals, Hi-Hats, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, piano, percussion etc

Avantone CK-1 FET Pencil Microphone Includes
  • Avantone CK-1 FET Microphone
  • Avantone SSM Shockmount
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
  • 19mm Cardioid, Omni, and Hyper-Cardioid capsules
  • Owners Manual


Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 | Write a review!

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Good price/performance ratio May 1, 2012
Reviewer: Yin Chun Chow  
Considering you get 3 capsules for the price.  There may not be a whole lot of detail in these, but I felt they were accurate, and were not too hyped in the high end which a lot of these low cost mics are.

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the ck-1 is a great new mic August 1, 2011
Reviewer: eddie  
great mic.. i had use the other two classic mics for acoustic guitars in the past....and always pick the avantone over them...the sound of this mic is pure silk and full range

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CK-1 Mic Review January 19, 2011
Reviewer: RRT  
This mic specifications are the best in his price range and higher. Three capsules all with very wide frequency response, in both low and high frequencies, specially in the high frequencies is difficult to find a match for this mic. The signal output of this mic is considerably higher than almost any condenser mic excluding the expensive mics. The sound is the best of this mic. It sound very natural and real. I just found one deficiency the connector at least in the mics i use was extremelly difficult to connect, using mogami cables. So I need to sand the connector a few. So the finnished of his connector is not the best but no important at least for me the sound is the important in audio products.

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Outstanding Performance!! August 5, 2010
Reviewer: FRANK DURHAM from Doral, FL United States  
I buy a pair of  CK-1basically for recording acoustic instruments (Violins, pianos, nylon guitar, piano)
I was surprise of what I was hearing in my speakers, that’s was the sound I was looking for these project.
Then I used in a Stereo Pair session with a big  Church Choir  
(around 50 persons)outstanding results.
In other proyect I tried with Drums OH, Hi Hat , Latin percussion
(Congas, Bongoes, Timbals, Shakers, Cowbell)  its blow my mind.
In all the situations in studio recording or in live recording, these are the only mics that never disappoint me. The CK-1 it’s very versatile and comes with Hyper-Cardioid & Omni Capsules also great looking mics.
Great inversion!!
I own (AKG C1000s, AUDIX DRUMS SERIES, SHURE SM81, AKG C30, KM184 PAIR)


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Avant CK-1 September 1, 2009
Reviewer: ray gagliardino from wilmington, DE United States  
Let me start by stating the reason for purchase.Ive been wanting to try a nice SDC on snare and thought this would be a nice mic to start with price and quality wise.My first impressions where nice heavy mic with a heavy duty clip.The paint job was nice as well.The mic fits nicely between the snare and hihat,the tones where natural to the source,a 20 db pad was installed along with the mic pad.After the first session using it I was quite impressed with the tones and decided this would be my snare mic for awhile.The only negitive thing was the capsule cover came off during a session,not sure how but my guess the drum wacked it.Would I buy again?FERSURE!

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