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AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Patented Back-Plate Technology

Configuration: Includes One Microphone

Includes One Microphone Includes Two Microphones

You Pay: $399.99

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The C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone from AKG offers a 1.0" capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise. A switchable 20dB attenuation pad allows you to record loud sources of up to 156dB SPL. A switchable bass-cut filter enables close-up recording with minimum proximity effect. The microphone is constructed of an all-metal die-cast body with a shock and scratch resistant finish for durability. The package includes a universal shock mount and a metal carrying case.

Wide dynamic range and low noise for close-up recording of high-output sources up to 156dB SPL
Switchable 20dB attenuator and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reduction of proximity effect
Integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise and vibration from the stage
All metal die-cast body with shock and scratch resistant finish for durability
UPC: 885038021117

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Diaphragm 1.0" (25.40 mm)
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 13 dB A-Weighted
Impedance 200 ohms
Load Impedance 1000 ohms
Sensitivity 20 mV/PA
Low-Cut Filter Yes,  @ 160 Hz
Pad Yes, 20 dB
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption 2.0 µA
Operating Voltage 9 V - 52 V
General
Length 6.30" (160 mm)
Diameter 2.20" (56 mm)
Weight 9.88 oz (280 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 10.0 x 4.0"
AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • H 85 Universal Shock Mount
  • Metal Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AKGC214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (5)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (4)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    C214 is an absolute gem of a mic

    By Rick

    from Winter Garden, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      I use this mic in my studio and couldn't function without it.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Mic at a Great Price

      By Vince E

      from Delaware

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      In my project studio I record various acoustic instruments such as guitar, upright bass and violin. I also record vocals and various hand percussion. I have traditionally used small condensers such as Neumann KM 184's and AKG C451-B's but was craving the sound that only a large diaphragm can deliver. I love AKG products especially those built in Vienna. So far have only used the 214 on vocals, acoustic guitar and middle eastern percussion and it more than met my expectations. I love the AKG sound. To me AKG's are not as transparent as Neumann BUT that is what I dig about it..it brings a bit of color and an openness. At the price point..this is a must have mic..you can never go wrong with AKG

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Open natural sound

      By Sam Kuwaiti

      from Kuwait city

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

        Just perfect!!!
        I love this mic

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finding the weakest link....

        By WannaBe

        from Midcoast, Maine

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

          Home recording of woodwind horns is a balance of price and performance. This mic brings up the standard without breaking the budget. The bad news is the rest of the links in the signal change will need an upgrade for us to truly enjoy the benefits of this exciting new microphone.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          QUIET MIC WITH CLEAR SOUND

          By WILD BILL

          from MESA, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

            I PURCHASED THIS MIC AS THE BEST MIC I COULD GET FOR IN-CLOSE RECORDING THE CELLO AND UPRIGHT BASS ON A $500 BUDGET. THE BIGGEST PLUSES ARE THAT IT IS VERY QUIET AND DETAILED--JUST BLOWS AWAY MY AKG C2000B. ALSO, IT DOESN'T OVEREMPHASIZE THE LOW FREQUENCIES OR ADD "BOOMINESS" WHICH IS EASY FOR A MIC TO DO WHEN RECORDING STRINGS UP-CLOSE. SO FAR ON MY TRACKS: THE BASS SOUNDS TIGHT, FOCUSED AND MEATY WHEN I USE THE BASS ROLL OFF SWITCH. THE CELLO IS DETAILED SOUNDING BUT NOT HARSH AND THE MIC SEEMS TO ADD A CERTAIN WARMTH TO THE UPPER MIDS. THE ONLY CON IF IT REALLY CAN BE CALLED ONE IS THAT THE MIC IS SO SENSITIVE IT IS A CHALLENGE TO NOT HAVE YOUR BREATHING PICKED UP TOO LOUDLY IN THE RECORDING. OVERALL I'M PLEASED.

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            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for Voice Over work

            By Dougefreshproductions

            from West Sarcramento, cA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                Has excellent pick up.

                Great for beginning voice over talent.

                Seems to go the distance.

                Was a nice package deal.

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