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
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