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Avantone CK6 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The Avantone CK6 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 AVANTONE Cabernet (C-series) mics from AVANT ELECTRONICS are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics.

Avantone CK6 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Our rugged CK6 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of BRASS.
  • Aesthetically the compact body features an elegant Metallic Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill.
  • The transformerless Discreet Class A FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs. 
  • Great for studio vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drum overheads, piano, etc…
  • 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.
  • Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.
  • The versatile CK6 mic is able to produce professional results with a clean sonic character.
  • The included Custom Retro 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.
  • Transformerless CLASS A FET Microphone w/ 32mm gold sputtered thin Mylar capsule
  • -10 dB pad & 80 Hz LF roll off switches

About Avant Electronics...
It is our belief that great audio products can be created without charging thousands of dollars for them. We are very sensitive to the real-world operating budgets of studios as well as the struggling artist/songwriters who are very passionate about creating great music but have budget limitations based on common sense spending.
We strive to offer products that anyone would be proud to own and have long-term use of in the quest for creating great music.

We pledge to manufacture high quality products at affordable prices...and won't release any product unless we would use it ourselves in professional situations.

Product Specifications

Avantone CK6 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Type: True Transformerless Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 35-20,000 Hz +/- 3.5dB
  • Output Impedance: <=200 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 136dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: <17dB
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin
  • High-Pass Switch: 80 Hz -6dB/octave
  • Attenuation Switch: -10 dB
  • Power Requirement: 48 volt Phantom
  • Included Accessories: Shockmount , Wooden Box in Metal Carrying Case
  • Finish: Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
  • Size: 155mm x 46mm
  • Weight: (.4 kg) .9 pounds


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (909) 931-9061 Warranty:  5 Year
Paul W. Lander from Westfield, PA, United States
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Excellent Bargain!
General
Your general opinion of this product.
This microphone is fantastic if you're either a hobbyist or someone that is looking to buy a decent, budget-friendly piece of gear. It has a surprising number of features for a mic so reasonably priced.
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This is a very high-quality piece of gear. The mic itself is made out of machined brass. The case is made of very light but sturdy aluminum, and is well padded and really built to take a beating. The shock included shock mount is very well designed and includes spare bungie cord for when the original cord wears out. The mic even has a wooden box for added protection from outside abuse. Overall I would say it's fantastically manufactured for anything at this price point. As are pretty much all Avantone products. Keep in mind however, that it is made in China, so it won't have comparable quality to something that is made in countries with higher standards.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
It's a very simple and straight-forward mic. It has separate switches for a high-pass filter and a -10dB pad. Basically you just attach the included shock mount to your mic stand, thread the mic onto the mount, plug it in and go. And if you're the type of person that isn't good with figuring stuff out on your own it has an instruction manual that comes with it.
Features
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
I would say the best features of this mic are the accessories that come with it and the flexibility it offers by having a -10dB pad and a high-pass filter. I was also surprised to see when I got it in the mail that it's hand-tested and has a 5-year limited factory warranty. Even the serial number is hand-written on the included paper. The only thing I wish this mic had was a few alternate polar patterns. But, it's bigger brother, the CK-7 does include cardioid, omni, and figure-8 pattern switching.
Sound
How is the tone?
Overall, this mic has a pretty good tone. Don't expect it to measure up to a Neumann by any means, but it does have a pretty even response to it. It loves mid-range tones and it definitely has that classic "sweet spot".
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