ADK Cremona 251-T-FET Microphone
ADK Custom Shop 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
What We Think
"The ADK Cremona 251-Au is a fantastic microphone! It's perhaps the only solid state microphone in it's price range which sports a "251style capsule" of it's quality of sound and construction. The Cremona is my "go to" for many applications, including Drum Room and Overhead, Acoustic Guitars and Stringed Instruments, Electric Guitars, and Backing Vocals. The reason being is that it is a natural and balanced sound, with a shimmering airy top end - that let's your sound source shine with a natural yet musical detail. A stellar mic for sure."
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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.