The ADK Cremona 251 T-FET Microphone is a true workhorse microphone. No matter the sound source, the Cremona captures it with honesty and musicality. With it's airy top end, balanced mids, deep bottom, and three polar patterns - the ADK Cremona is perfect for any application.
ADK Cremona 251-T-FET Microphone is based on a unique FET circuit that saturates gradually, unlike most condenser microphones which tend to clip abruptly. The key to the Cremona's tonality is a Belgian-American-Australian-Designed Capsule, British Oxford Transformer, Hi-End Phillips Norelco Uber-FET. The Cremona is manufactured with Hi-Fi Methods and Materials, including a $6 Resistor! It took three microphone experts including a PhD in Physics, a Design Genius in Belgium and a 40 year-old Mic Locker to create it! Two-Way Attenuation Pads & Two Way HP Filter to enable end-user to tailor the dynamic behavior of the microphone and create new textures, with rarely the need for outboard processors or even EQ. Medium Mids, Extra Air! The Cremona 251-T is a tri-polar microphone with selectable Cardioid, Figure-8, and Omni pickup patterns.
Special Note: If you would like a Shock Mount for your T-FET, ADK and Front End Audio recommends the Rycote InVision USM. This is now the official shock mount of the ADK T-FET.
ADK Cremona 251 T-FET Microphone Specifications
- Acoustical operating principle: 27.5mm large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer
- Directional pattern: Cardioid, Figure 8, Omni
- Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
- Sensitivity: -35dB (17.8mV/Pa)
- Output impedance: 200 ohms
- Equivalent noise A-weighted: 11 dB
- S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 83dB
- Maximum SPL: 136dB with 16dB pad
- Dynamic range: 125dB
- Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
ADK Cremona 251 T-FET Microphone Includes
- Cremona 251-T-FET Microphone
- Ring Mount
- Premium Wood Jewel Box
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The Cremona is the best off-the-shelf fet mic I’ve used for drum overheads. I’m very glad Frontend recommended it while it is on sale. It’s very balanced and detailed producing a nice 3D depth. It has the classic edge-terminated mid dip sound that I love on drums. While it’s open in the top end it stays warm being smooth and never harsh. I’ve tried nearly every mic up to $2,000 like 3U mics, AKG 414 XLS, Vanguard V4/V13, Telefunken tf11, and Lauten Atlantis. The Cremona ended my quest for a fet mic for overheads. Truly, the best bang for buck
Just picked this ADK-251 Custom Shop and really love the mic! On vocals I noticed smooth top end as well as rich lows, I'll be using this on acoustic guitar and other instruments as well.
My go to vocal mic, and I just bought a 2nd one to have a stereo pair. This mic has a smooth midrange, the right amount of presence, and an airy top end that just works wonders on vocals. No sibilance. It's perfect!
I was in search of a nice fet mic to compliment my telefunken and miktek cv4 tube mics and this was a great solution. It caputure the creamy mid sound you expect from a 251, style mic, with the detail and crispyness of a FET mic. I have used many FET mics from neumann, but I must say the ADK just sits in the mix better.
Sounds great on everything I've tried it on so far. Especially female vocals and acoustic guitar.