Avantone CR-14 Ribbon Microphone.
The Avantone "Cabernet (C-series)" mics are designed to offer true professional performance. They will meet or surpass the performance and specifications of much higher priced mics. The Avantone CR-14 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance is comparable to some of the very finest Ribbon mics...but at a fraction of their cost!
Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. The versatile CR-14 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character.
The included Custom Retro Shockmount is superb in allowing a precise positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for superior professional results.
"The CR-14 is excellent value for money, and although you may not be immediately drawn to the red colour, overall it is well made. However, the shorter dual ribbon design does trade some high-end detail for its compact design.
Overall, the CR-14 would be a great choice if you're after a robust but affordable ribbon mic to add extra variety to your collection."
- Tape Op Magazine