AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone

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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
•  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
•  Designed, Engineered and Built in Vienna, Austria

Specs:

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

 

Things You Will Get:

    H85 Universal Shock Mount
    Metal Carrying Case
Series C
Model C214
Microphone Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Output Impedence 200 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 156dB
Low Cut Filter Yes
Connector Type XLR
Self Noise 13dB
Pad -20dB
Manufacturer Number C-214
Weight 280 g
Dimensions 56mm x 160mm (W x H)

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AKGC 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
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    4.0

    Great sounding mic

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    from Sam Ash Music Ontario

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          Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

          Great sounding mic for an affordable price. Sensitivity is great and it has great tone. Nice that it comes with case and shockmount! This is a real hands on product review by EpR@ Sam Ash Music Ontario.

           
          5.0

          Great Mic, Great Price!

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          from sam ash nyc

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          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

            This is a great unit! Very good for the price. This mic is an awesome new little brother to the 414, love it! I would recommend to a friend for sure!

             
            4.0

            Awesome mic

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            from KOP

            Staff Reviewer

            Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

            A fantastic mic. Easy to use. Easy to setup. Great quality. Has a really awesome sound. Very sensitive.
            Great for beginners and pros alike and all at a very good price.
            This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP.

             
            5.0

            Quality at a great price

            By 

            from Edison, NJ

            Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

            This is definitely one of the best condensor mics in it's price range. Very clear sound and sturdy construction. With a mic like this, your next step in quality would be a $1000 mic.

            This is a hands-on product review by Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

             
            5.0

            AKG!

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            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

              AKG has earned themselves a reputation for excellence when it comes to their microphones for decades. The 214 is no exception. Taking a similar design and sound as the legendary 414, this mic gives you an amazing clean sound that can be used for vocals or other loud sound sources as well such as guitar cabs. What allows this is the awesome 20 db pad switch on the mic as well as a bass roll off to compensate for proximity effect. Comes with the custom shock mount and the carrying case, AKG has really thought of everything for their customers with this mic. Ideal for professional studios or home amateur recordings. Check one out at Sam Ash today!

               
              5.0

              Awesome Microphone!

              By 

              from Queens, NY

              Staff Reviewer

              Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

              The AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone is a durable and versatile microphone! You can use this for your studio as either a vocal, guitar or room mic for drums. It will give you some beautifully amazing recording quality.

              This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens

               
              5.0

              Pro quality great price

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              from huntington

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

                AKG quality and craftsmanship, this mic is great for many purposes. crisp and clear it will cover all of your recording bases and basics. This is a must have mic for your mic locker.

                I am a Sam Ash Staff reviewer.

                 
                5.0

                PRO SOUND FOUND

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                from Lombard

                About Me Experienced

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

                  I recorded my band with this mic and found it awesome on vocals and as a room mic for guitars and drums. Just the look of it is cool
                  and gives your studio a pro look. But the most important thing is how great everything I recorded with it sounds. " This is a real hands on product review from Dominic@ Sam Ash Lombard "

                   
                  5.0

                  Top notch quality, top notch sound

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                  from Chicago

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                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about AKG C 214 Professional Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone:

                    At this price its hard to find another mic that can compete with the AKG 214, being the little brother to the 414, it has many of the same features in a more stripped down package. If you are searching for a mic with incredible response and clarity and with extreme versatility this is the mic you are looking for.

                    This is a hands on review from Jason at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Instant Results

                    By 

                    from Cherry Hill, NJ

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

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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.

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                        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.