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Avantone Pro CK-40 Stereo Multi-Pattern FET Microphone

B&H # AVCK40 Mfr # CK40
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You Pay: $599.00
Product Highlights
  • Dual 35mm Capsules Mounted Vertically
  • Rotating Top Capsule Assembly - 180°
  • Discreet Class A Low-Noise FET Circuitry
  • Cardioid, Omni & Figure 8 Patterns
  • Independent Polar Pattern Selection
  • Independent -10dB Pad Selection
  • Independent 80Hz HPF Selection
  • Ideal for M-S, Blumlein & X/Y Recording
  • Includes Shockmount
  • Includes Wooden Box & Metal Case

The Avantone Pro CK-40 Stereo Multi-Pattern FET Microphone is modestly priced, flexible, and capable of producing pristine stereo recordings of vocals, instruments, ensembles, ambiance and more. The CK-40 sports a stylish red finish, consistent with Avantone's Cabernet (C-series) microphone line. Its appearance is out matched only by its flexibility and sonic performance.

Twin large 35mm capsules are mounted vertically, feature switchable omnidirectional, cardioid and figure 8 polar patterns, and the top capsule may be rotated up to 180° for flexible positioning. Polar patterns may be independently selected and its flexible positioning options allow for Blumlein, X/Y and M-S stereo recording techniques.

Add to this the ability to individually assign an 80Hz high-pass filter and -10dB pad, and the CK-40's flexibility begins to rival stereo microphones at more than double the price. Included in the package is a shockmount, 5-pin XLR cable measuring 30' (9.14m), 5-pin XLR to dual 3-pin XLR breakout box, wooden case and metal travel case.

Features twin 35mm center-terminated pressure gradient transducers. Their close physical proximity places them in a tight vertical array to allow accurate stereo imaging without phase issues
Individually selectable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure 8 polar patterns
The top capsule/grill assembly rotates up to 180° relative to the lower capsule/grill assembly
Two sets of pad, pattern select & LF roll-off switches independently control the capsules.
Custom retro shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations
Type Stereo True Condenser Microphone
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8 (x2)
Capsule Dual plate (2) 35mm gold sputtered diaphragm / brass assembly
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
Output Impedance < = 250 Ohms / transformer isolated
Maximum SPL 147dB (0.5% THD @1000Hz)
EIN 17dB (A weighted EC651)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77dB re 1Pa
Sensitivity -40dB
Output Connector Male XLR 5-pin with included breakout box and cable
High-Pass Filter 80Hz 6dB/octave
Attenuation -10dB
Power Requirements Standard 48 Volt Phantom (x2) 3mA current consumption
Finish Polished Nickel trim / Metallic Cabernet Red Body
Dimensions 10.86 x 1.92" (27.6 x 4.9cm)
Weight 2.1lb (0.95kg)
Avantone Pro CK-40 Stereo Multi-Pattern FET Microphone
  • Wood Box
  • Shockmount
  • Foam Filter
  • 2x1 Splitter Box
  • Cable - 30' (9.14m)
  • Metal Road Case
  • Owner's Manual
  • 5 Year Warranty
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