Avantone CR-14
Ribbon Microphone, Dual Element, Figure 8


This elegantly designed bi-directional (figure-8) velocity ribbon microphone is intended for use in modern state-of-the-art studios as well as private home studios. It offers the unique, pleasing sonic character that is similar to those classic ribbon mics of yesteryear. The special dual-ribbong design offers a better sensitivity rating than most single ribbon mics on the market. You will also find that it does NOT exhibit the very dark, muted character of some ribbon mics...on the contrary, you will find it to be full-range with a very natural, detailed sound. The "in-phase" signal is achieved when the microphone is addressed from the front side of the mic (where the Avantone logo is shown).

The CR-14 excels in a host of uses including studio solo vocals, group vocals and simultaneous vocal duets. Users also report extremely good results on piano, electric guitar cabs and acoustic guitars. The inherent natural sound of the CR-14 makes it a great choice for orchestral, woodwind & brass instruments as well as hand-percussion instruments. Very interesting and satisfying tracks can also be achieved using (2) CR-14's for stereo tracking.


Unique, elegant "retro" body design

Dual, low-mass ribbon element which enables a much better sensitivity than most single ribbon designs

Fast accurate transient response, ultra-high 148 dB SPL capability, and overall stunning realism

Figure-8 audio directionality (pickup) pattern via front and rear, with extended sweet spots (as compared to large diaphragm condenser mics & single ribbon designs)

Low residual noise

No power supply required

No internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion

Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability


  • Ribbon Type: Dual Ribbon, pure aluminum, 35mm x 5mm,2 microns thick
  • Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 15kHz, +/-3dB
  • Sensitivity: -52dBv +/-2dB Re. (0dB=1V/Pa)
  • Output Impedance: <=600 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 3000 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 145dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
  • S/N Ratio re 1Pa: 70dB
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin
  • Included Accessories: Wooden Box & SuspensionShockmount in Metal road case
  • Dimensions: 1.45" x 6.89"
  • Weight: 16 oz
  • Finish: Black metal grill, polished nickel trim, metallic cabernet redbody
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