AKG Announces C 214 Microphone
AKG has announced the C 214, a cost-effective version of the respected C 414. The new recording mic captures sound combining one side of the legendary C 414 dual-capsule system and AKG’s patented Back-Plate Technology.
Like the C 414 models, the C 214 is capable of handling the rigors of high-pressure sound such as amplified guitars, with a sensitivity perfect for voice and orchestral instruments as well. Additionally, the microphone offers a 20 dB Attenuation pad, 13 dB noise floor, and a low cut switch—all in an elegant but rugged package.
Additional features include an integrated suspension, a double mesh grill high RF immunity without affecting acoustics. The circuitry in the C 214 provides maximum SPL capability with minimum noise and the gold-plated XLR-type output connector offers loss-free signals. The C 214 comes complete with carrying case, windscreen, and spider suspension mount included.
» AKG’s Legendary 1″ Edge-Terminated Large Diaphragm Sound’
» Outstanding Dynamic Range (up to 156 dB SPL, Ultra-Low Noise)
» Roadworthy Design
» Integrated Suspension to reduce mechanical Noise
» Switchable 20 dB Attenuation Pad and Low Cut Switch
» Rugged double mesh Grill for high RF immunity but unaffected Acoustics
» All-metal Die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant Finish
» Spider-type Shock Mount included
» Metal Carrying Case included
» Capsule: One Inch Large Diaphragm Condenser
» Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
» Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
» Equivalent noise level: 13 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
» Polar Pattern: Cardioid
» Max. SPL: 136 / 156 dB SPL (0 / 20 dB Pad)
» Dynamic range: 123 / 143 dB-A (0 / 20 dB Pad)
» Low Cut Filter: 160 Hz, 6 dB/Octave, switchable
» Attenuation Pad: 20 dB, switchable
» Phantom Power: 12 to 52 V (IEC 61938)
» Dimensions: 160 x 55 mm (6.3 x 2.2 in.)
The AKG C 214 will be available in the near future for $649 / €629. More information on the AKG C214.