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List Price: $599.00
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Avantone CK-40 Stereo FET Microphone

The Avantone CK-40 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to some of the world's very finest stereo FET mics; but at a fraction of their cost.

Avantone CK-40 Stereo FET Microphone Details
The Avantone CK-40 is designed to offer true professional performance and will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The Avantone CK-40 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to some of the world's very finest stereo FET mics; but at a fraction of their cost. The rugged CK-40 microphone body and capsule assemblies are precision machined of brass.

Aesthetically, it features an elegant Metallic Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and plated steel grills. The discreet class A low-noise FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs. Any studio can proudly offer the Stereo CK-40 as a group vocal mic, room mic, piano mic, or utility condenser due to its versatility. It exudes class visually as well as sonically.

The versatile Avantone CK-40 stereo class A FET microphone features twin large 35mm center-terminated pressure gradient transducers. Their close physical proximity places them in a tight vertical array to allow accurate stereo imaging without phase issues arising. The top capsule/grill assembly rotates up to 180 degrees relative to the lower capsule/grill assembly. This feature along with the multi-pattern independent selector choices allow for all stereo recording techniques to be utilized. (XY-Coincident/Blumlein, M-S).

The 2 sets of pad, pattern select & LF rolloff switches independently control the capsules. Front switches control the lower fixed grill/capsule while the rear switches control the upper rotating headgrill.

The CK-40 operates on standard 48 volt phantom power and includes a 5-pin mic cable that plugs into the included 1x2 stereo splitter box. Two standard XLR mic cables are then all that is required to connect to a phantom powered mic preamp/console channel.

Avantone CK-40 Stereo FET Microphone Features
  • Class A Transformerless FET Electronics
  • 2 sets of -10 pads/roll-off switches
  • 2 sets of 3 position pattern select switches (Cardioid-Omni-Figure 8)
  • Custom Retro Shock-mount
  • Wood mic box & aluminum carry case
  • Great for room mic, orchestra, choral, ensemble, instrumental, backing groups vocals, drum overhead, etc.
  • Compare to the Studio Projects LD-2 Stereo Mic

Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2

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Wonderful Stereo Image August 12, 2016
Reviewer: Stephen Lawson from Minneapolis, MN United States  
For the money this mic cannot be beat. The build is good, nice case and heavy-duty breakout box. The cable from the mic to the splitter is long enough to get high up over a kit. The only ding on this mic is there is no designation on the switches as to wich element you are effecting. All it need is a little T / B for top bottom to get the 5th star.

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Avantone CK-40 Stereo Microphone March 29, 2012
Reviewer: Eric Killinger from Warrenton, VA United States  
I’m really impressed with the build quality, but even moreso with the quality of this mic's sound. One setup—granted a little moving about is necessary but easier with this microphone than with a stereo pair—is all it takes. Some people complain about having to use a microphone splitter rather than a Y-cable, but I’ve not encountered any problems. Thinking it through first is always a good thing.

The mic is heavy, requiring a sturdy boom stand, though I’ve not encountered problems yet with my modest stand. Though I’ve had this mic for a couple of months, I’m relishing what it has managed to record so far. My 1930s replica instrument is loud and mid-rangy, and the CK-40 is spot on in its capture of the tonal colors—and imperfections in my playing—of the instrument.

Finally, a word of thanks to Front End Audio for their service and informative help. Keep up the great work!

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