Avantone Audio CK-40Item ID: CK40
Stereo Large-diaphgram FET Condenser Microphone with Rotatable Upper Capsule, Cardioid/Omnidirectional/Figure-8 Pickup Patterns, and Custom Retro Shockmount
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This Stereo Mic Defines Versatility!Put Avantone's CK-40 stereo FET condenser microphone up in front of sources, listen to the amazing sound you're getting, and you'll instantly realize how dedicated Avantone is to their motto "Affordable Excellence." The CK-40's twin large-diaphragm transducers are arranged vertically, so you get extraordinarily accurate stereo imaging. Beyond that, you can rotate the top capsule up to 180 degrees, to employ a range of recording techniques, including XY-Coincident, Blumlein, and M-S. With this vast range of sonic and spatial options available, it's worth trying the Avantone CK-40 on anything that makes sound.
Avantone CK-40 Stereo Class A FET Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
Stereo design with rotatable capsule gives you a range of sonic and spatial options
Apart from the amazing sound you'll get from the CK-40 stereo FET condenser, you're going to be amazed by just how versatile this microphone is — especially when you consider the affordable price. The Avantone CK-40 has two large-diaphragm transducers arranged vertically, for accurate stereo imaging without issues with phase. Beyond that, you can rotate the upper capsule up to 180 degrees, so you can take advantage of a wide range of miking techniques.
Switches between three pickup patterns for tailoring your sound
Let your ears be the final judge as you rotate the CK-40 microphone's upper capsule, taking advantage such miking techniques as XY, Blumlein, and MS. Because both of the microphones on the CK-40 can switch among cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure 8 polar patterns, you have a wide variety of sonic and spatial options to experiment with as you tune in the perfect stereo image for your track.
Avantone CK-40 Stereo Class A FET Condenser Microphone Features:
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The Avantone CK-40 stereo FET condenser microphone puts you in touch with a wide variety of sonic and spatial options!
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
More Than Expected
by Demetri Callas from Washington, DCThe Avantone CK-40 is one clean machine. It presents a balanced tone with a hint of "sparkle" that I just love. Clear lows, smooth mids, and dreamy highs that are not tinny or brittle. It is very m... read more [+]usical and pleasing. It's also an attractive piece of gear. It's sure to turn heads when you set it up.
February 5, 2012
Music Background: Audio Engineer
This is a GREAT microphone for stereo applications. This mic is quiet, accurate, and dynamically appealing for critical applications. In an X/Y cardioid configuration, the stereo separation achieved with this microphone is nothing short of stellar. It makes creating a stereo image during mix-down extremely easy since the mic has already done all of the hard work for you during tracking!
My only gripe is that it seems to require a bit more gain than would be expected to achieve a usable level. This is not really an issue since the mic is so quiet, however, those with noisy mic-pres should take note.
Overall, I could not be more pleased with the CK-40. close [-]
Great Stereo Mic!
by DMT Audio from Saratoga Springs NYI had been using a matched pair of Rode NT-5 mics for drum overheads for about 5 years. Although great, they seemed a little brittle to me and I was never sure if I had the correct mic positioning for... read more [+] an XY configuration.
December 1, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer, musician
Well this mic solved all my problems.
The sound is warmer and I am able to 'position' the drums in the mix much better now. The XY configuration is easy and just plain great.
I also tried the mic as a room mic using the M/S method and was impressed. Then I set it up in front of an acoustic guitar and this is now my goto Acoustic guitar mic.
I am extremely happy I got this mic and will continue to use it on every session I do! close [-]
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by Alek from OHGreat Great microphone! this is a fantastic room mic with great sound! i was very impressed with its abilities. Take the LSD2 and make it modern with a crisper better sound and you have this.
November 1, 2011
Music Background: long time musician, Recording Engineer, Live sound engineer
Jason, San Diego, CA
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