I really wanted this to work, BUT
By: Tom Tempel
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Waited 6 weeks for the Avantone CK7's. When I got them one had random operating noise from the preamp just above the noise floor and I had to re-record a vocalist. The other worked okay but when comparing it to other condensers mics, like my Nuemann TLM49, Rode NT 1000 and even a CAD M177 through the studio's Grace and Focusrite preamps, it still had a little higher noise floor at the same level. These would work on higher level sources but now I am skeptical of the quality so I sent them back. I would recommend these to other engineers for certain applications because of the low price, beauty and seemingly rugged construction. I ordered a couple of AKG 414's.