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AKG's industry-leading C 414 microphones are already a permanent fixture in the world's biggest recording studios and a highly respected work horse for independent artists, broadcasting, and on-stage miking as well.
The C 214 is designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end, industry-leading C 414 family. It captures sound combining one side of the legendary C 414 dual-capsule system and AKG’s patented Back-Plate Technology which results in an outstanding performance very close to the famous C 414 B-XLS.
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 a carrying case, windscreen, and spider suspension mount included.
Features:• AKG’s Legendary 1” Edge-Terminated Large Diaphragm Sound
Polar pattern Cardioid
Frequency range 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
Max. 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 160 x 55 mm (6.3 x 2.2 in.)
Net weight 280 g (0.62 lbs.)
Shipping weight 1450 g (3.22 lbs.)
Patent(s) Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488
|Low Cut Filter||Yes|
|Dimensions||56mm x 160mm (W x H)|
|Microphone Type||Large Diaphragm Condenser|
|Output Impedence||200 ohms|
|Dynamic Range (SPL)||156dB|
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Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:
I replaced an old MXL v-series mic with the AKG c 214. First I compared the two mics in the store to make sure there was a noticeable improvement between the MXL and the AKG c 214. In the store, I could hear that the AKG c 214 had more clarity.
When I got the AKG c 214 home and started working with it, I discovered just how good this mic is. It reproduces the tonality of my voice and guitar far more faithfully than the MXL v-series. There's just no comparison.
Things are much easier with this mic. I should have upgraded years ago.
C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone
AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of three years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.