AKG C214 Professional Cardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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    Product Description

    The AKG C214 Condenser Microphone is designed as an inexpensive alternative to other higher-end AKG Microphones.
    The C214 captures sound combining one side of the legendary C414 dual-capsule system and AKG’s patented Back-Plate Technology which results in an outstanding performance.

    The AKG C214 is capable of handling the rigors of high sound pressure levels like those you will find when recording guitar amplifiers, while maintaining a sensitivity level perfect for vocals and softer instruments. This microphone boasts a 20 dB Attenuation pad, 13 dB noise floor, and a low cut switch—all in an elegant but rugged package. Besides, the C214 will also work on low phantom power voltages from 12 up to 48 volts.

    Available as a Single Microphone or as a Stereo Set Matched Pair.

    AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Features

    • AKG’s Legendary 1 Inch 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
    • Gold Plated XLR Output Connector for loss-free signals
    • All-metal die-cast body with shock and scratch resistant finish
    • Spider-type Shock Mount included
    • Metal Carrying Case included
    • Designed, Engineered and Built in Vienna, Austria

    Product Specifications
    AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Specifications
    • Polar pattern: Cardioid
    • Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
    • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
    • Maximum SPL: 136/156 dB SPL (0/-20 dB) (for 0.5% THD)
    • Equivalent noise level: 13 dB-A to IEC 60268-4 (A-weighted)
    • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 81 dB
    • Preattenuation pad: 0/-20 dB (switchable)
    • Bass cut filter slope: 160 Hz, 6 dB/Octave, switchable Impedance <=200 ohms
    • Recommended load impedance: >=1000 ohms
    • Supply voltage: 12 to 52 V Phantom power to IEC 61938
    • Current consumption: < 2 mA
    • Dynamic range: 123/143 dB (0/-20 dB) (A-weighted)
    • Connector: IEC standard 3-pin XLR
    • Finish: Matte grayish blue
    • Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.2 inches (160 x 55 mm)
    • Net weight: 0.62 pounds (280 g)
    • Shipping weight: 3.22 pounds (1450 g)


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    Jack
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    Very good Upgrade for me
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    This was an upgrade to my home studio vocal mic collection. I've been using an AT2035 and always had to use EQ and shaping (Izotope Nectar) on male vocals. The last recording session the singer and I A/B'd the AKG and the AT mics. The AKG won. I also find I don't need Izotope Nectar with the AKG
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    Manage your Expectations
    What is your opinion of this product?
    For a starter mic, you will get the most for your money with this mic, and at this price point. If you're a little more serious, and looking for your second or third microphone upgrade, you really need to invest more money and shoot higher in the 1k+ range. In my not so humble opinion, the microphone purchase is certainly among the top 5 tools within every pro and enthusiast's setup, so consider this wisely before deciding upon this as your one and only microphone. I find it works best in a complementary fashion, which is why you need to have at least the AKG C414 (or Neumann, Manley, and others that manufactured high end mic equivalent) already in your mic locker, or being bought in tandem with. You'll definitely get good mileage out of that, so with that in mind, i award it a cautionary 3 stars(satisfies standard expectations) to those who are amassing more experience and needing something more high end. For the demographic that targets a starter microphone for a home studio, 4 stars
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    I wanted this to be a really good mic. Prior to this mic I had an AKG Perception 100. It was my first Condensor mic and I was hoping this would be an upgrade. This mic has the same sibilance issues I ran into with the perception. I kept it for a few months because I didn't want to believe my ears, but ended up selling it. I don't recommend this for lead male rap vocals.
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