Avantone CK-1 Small Capsule FET Pencil Microphone

170.00 RRP 189.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 1st November 2016

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Product Ref: 13492

  • Avantone C-Series Small Capsule Pencil Microphone
  • 3 Interchangeable Capsules
  • High Quality FET Circuitry
  • Included Shockmount Inhibits Unwanted Vibrations
  • Metallic Wine Red Finish

Avantone CK-1 Small Capsule FET Pencil Microphone


The Avantone CK-1 small capsule FET microphone is a truly gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The body and capsule assembly are precision machined brass, and it has a metallic Wine Red finish accented with Polished Nickel trim. The high-quality FET circuitry gives professional results that are comparable to much more expensive designs.

Product Ref: 13492

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The three interchangeable capsules provide unlimited miking possibilities, giving a choice of cardioid, omni and hyper-cardioid polar patterns. The CK-1 microphone is equally suited to drum overheads, acoustic instruments and piano, producing professional results with a clean sonic character.

The microphone also comes with an SSM Shockmount, which is perfect for precisely positioning the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations. This isolation gives superior professional results.

Two separate switches allow refinement of your sound. The -10dB attenuation switch can be engaged when miking very high SPL sources to keep from overloading the electronics, while the 80Hz High-Pass filter reduces rumble and keeps unwanted low frequencies from muddying up the track.


  • Type: True Condenser
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Hyper-Cardioid and Omni Capsules included
  • Frequency Response: 25 - 20,000Hz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/pa
  • Output Impedance: <=200 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 138dB (0.5% THD @ 1000Hz)
  • S/N Ratio re 1Pa: 78dB
  • Noise Floor: < 17dBA
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3 Pin
  • High-Pass Switch: 80Hz 6dB/octave
  • Attenuation Switch: -10dB
  • Power Requirement: Standard 48 Volt Phantom / 5mA
  • Finish: Polished Nickel Trim / Metallic Cabernet Body


  • Avantone CK-1 FET Microphone
  • Avantone SSM Shockmount
  • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
  • 19mm Cardioid, Omni and Hyper-Cardioid capsules
  • Owner's Manual