The AVANTONE CK-6 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. The design, character and performance can be compared directly to fine studio-standard FET mics but at a fraction of their cost. Our rugged CK-6 microphone body and capsule assembly are precision machined of BRASS. Aesthetically the compact body features an elegant Metallic Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and grill. The transformerless Discrete Class A FET circuitry will yield pleasing professional results comparable to much more expensive designs.