Avantone is a creative vehicle, enabling their core team to bring to market the things they see as missing in the industry. This can be as simple as a certain price point they feel should be met to give excellent quality for reasonable pricing. At other times, it may be an item that simply does not exist until they build it. They don't use the shotgun approach in creating a product line. Each and every product they create has passion and purpose behind it, whether it costs $20 or $1000. QUALITY: Avanton does a 100% Inspection of their mics right here in the USA.