AKG C214 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic and Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Powered Plug-Ins Kit

AKG Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic and Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Powered Plug-Ins Kit

B&H # AKC214MKIIS (B&H Kit)
AKG Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic and Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Powered Plug-Ins Kit

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AKG C214 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII SOLO Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing for Mac and Windows Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10 AKG Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic and Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Powered Plug-Ins Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic
  • Switchable Pad and Low-Cut Filter
  • High Maximum SPL
  • 2-In, 6-Out Audio Interface
  • 1 x Hi-Z and 2 x Microphone Inputs
  • DSP-Powered UAD Processing
  • Analog Classics Plug-In Bundle
  • 10' Balanced XLR Cable
  • Includes Shockmount and Windscreen
  • Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows
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AKG C214 overview

  • 1Description

The Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic and Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Powered Plug-Ins Kit from B&H includes the AKG C214 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII SOLO audio interface, and a 10’ Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR mic cable. It is ideal for vocalists, voice-over artists, musicians, recording artists, and traveling engineers who need studio-level quality at home, in the studio, or on the road.

The AKG C214 microphone features a 1” capsule, cardioid polar pattern, wide frequency response, and high maximum SPL. It offers a 20 dB pad to prevent distortion when miking loud sources and a 160 Hz low-cut filter to reduce unwanted bass frequencies. Its double-mesh grille provides enhanced RF immunity without sacrificing sonic quality. The supplied shockmount and windscreen minimize unwanted noises such as rumble and plosives. Use the 24-gauge 10’ balanced XLR cable to connect the mic to the Universal Audio interface.

The Apollo Twin MKII SOLO delivers two mic preamps with Unison Technology, a dedicated Hi-Z input, and six outputs in a compact, durable aluminum box. The included UAD Analog Classics plug-in bundle is powered by the SOLO’s built-in DSP chip, so your computer’s CPU will be free for other important tasks. It supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution via Thunderbolt and works with Mac OS X and Windows.

  • AKG C214 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

    The versatile C214 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone from AKG is designed to record lead vocals, drums, acoustic instruments & guitar amplifiers, in the studio, on stage or in broadcasting situations. Conceived as a cost-effective alternative to the renowned C414 microphone, this microphone uses the same 1" capsule but in a single-diaphragm and cardioid-only configuration.

    The transducer features Edge-Terminated Back-Plate technology that allows the membrane to vibrate freely, resulting in a wide frequency range and detailed transients, even at high sound-pressure levels. With the additions of a switchable 20 dB pad and a low-cut filter, the C214 is well-suited for close-miking applications. The low-noise electronic circuitry provides high sensitivity and can handle SPL up to 156 dB, adding up to a dynamic range of 143 dB.

    The C214 is a rugged microphone built to withstand the severities of professional studios or the road. The integrated capsule suspension helps reduce mechanical noise and resonance for a cleaner sound. The die-cast metal body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish features a double-mesh grille which protects the capsule and ensures efficient rejection of RF interference without affecting acoustics. The C214 comes with a metal carrying case, a foam windscreen and a spider-type shockmount.

    • 1" large diaphragm with Edge-Terminated Back-Plate technology
    • 143 dB dynamic range (up to 156 dB SPL)
    • Switchable 20 dB pad and 160 Hz low-cut filter
    • Integrated capsule suspension to reduce mechanical noise
    • Rugged double-mesh grille for RF immunity but unaffected acoustics
    • Spider-type shockmount, windscreen and metal carrying case included
    • All-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish
    • Designed, engineered and built in Vienna, Austria
    UPC: 885038021117
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII SOLO Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing for Mac and Windows

    The Apollo Twin MKII SOLO Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing from Universal Audio is a Thunderbolt audio interface capable of capturing your audio in up to 24-bit/192 kHz with real-time, low-latency UAD plug-in processing. Building upon the success of the original, the Twin MKII offers a ground-up redesign of the A/D and D/A converters, as well as increased dynamic range and ultra-low THD. Other enhancements include improved monitor functionality with Mute, Dim, Mono, and ALT speaker switching, as well as monitor remote controls and a built-in talkback mic for easy communication with talent and/or recording slate cues.

    Like the original, the Twin MKII features Universal Audio's Unison technology, which, in conjunction with their UAD plug-ins, is capable of emulating a range of tube and solid-state microphone preamps, including their impedance and gain-stage sweet spots. The interface includes the Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, the 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, and the 610-B Tube Preamp.

    • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
    • UAD-2 SOLO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
    • Unison technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes
    • Built-in talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
    • Improved monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
    • Two premium Unison mic/line preamps
    • Two line outputs
    • Front-panel Hi-Z instrument input
    • Headphone output
    • Two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
    • Up to eight channels of additional digital input via optical TOSLINK connection
    • Includes Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle
    • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs
    • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
       
    Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle
    • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
    • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
    • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
    • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
    • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
    • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
    • Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
    • Precision Enhancer Hz
    • Raw Distortion
    • Softube Amp Room Half-Stack (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
    • Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
    • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
       
    UPC: 819937002328
  • Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black

    The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces and recorders; or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well-suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.

    Studio Elite 4000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrix XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    98% braided shield offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
    UPC: 847628551176

AKG C214 specs

  • AKG C214 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
    Analog Performance
    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
    Pad -20 dB
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter @ 160 Hz
    Dynamic Range 143 dB A-Weighted
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 µA
    Operating Voltage 9 to 52 V
    Operating Temperature 14 to 140°F / -10.00 to 60.00°C
    Length 6.30" / 160 mm
    Diameter 2.20" / 56 mm
    Weight 9.88 oz / 280 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 10.0 x 4.0"
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII SOLO Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing for Mac and Windows
    System
    I/O 2 x Combo XLR/TRS mic/line inputs
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) Hi-Z input
    2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS balanced line outputs (independent mix buses)
    2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS balanced (one stereo pair, independent L/R mix buses)
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS unbalanced stereo headphone output (independent L/R mix buses)
    1 x TOSLINK optical, ADAT or S/PDIF selectable digital input
    1 x Thunderbolt port
    Conversion Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    Bit-Depth per Sample: 24-bit
    Simultaneous A/D Conversion: 2 channels
    Simultaneous D/A Conversion: 6 channels
    Analog Round-Trip Latency: 1.1 ms @ 96 kHz
    Analog Round-Trip Latency with 4 Serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console Application: 1.1 ms @ 96 kHz
    Analog I/O
    Line Inputs Line Inputs 1 & 2:
    Jack Type (Combo Mic/Line Balanced Inputs): 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced
    Dynamic Range: 117.5 dBA
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 117.5 dBA
    Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -109 dBFS
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    Input Impedance: 10 kOhms
    Gain Range: +10 to +65 dB
    Reference Level: +4 dBu
    Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain): 20.2 dBV
    Microphone Inputs Microphone Inputs 1 & 2:
    Jack Type (Combo Mic/Line Balanced Inputs): Female XLR balanced (pin 2 positive)
    Phantom Power: +48 V, switchable per input
    Dynamic Range: 118 dBA
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 118 dBA
    Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -111 dBFS
    Equivalent Input Noise: -127 dB
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    CMRR: Greater than 70 dB (10' cable)
    Default Input Impedance: 5.4 kOhms (variable via Unison preamp model)
    Gain Range: +10 to +65 dB
    Pad Attenuation: 20 dB (variable via Unison preamp model), switchable per input
    Maximum Input Level: +25 dBu (minimum gain, pad engaged)
     
    Hi-Z Input Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TS unbalanced
    Dynamic Range: 117 dBA
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 117 dBA
    Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -101 dBFS
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
    Gain Range: +10 to +65 dB
    Maximum Input Level: +12.2 dBu
    Line Outputs Line Outputs 3 & 4
    Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced
    Dynamic Range: 121 dBA
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 121 dBA
    Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -110 dBFS
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
    Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
    Maximum Output Level: 20.2 dBu
    Monitor Outputs Monitor Outputs 1 & 2:
    Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    Dynamic Range: 115 dBA
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 115 dBA
    Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -105 dBFS
    Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
    Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
    Maximum Output Level: +20.2 dBu
    Operating Reference Level: +14 dBu, +20 dBu (selectable)
    Headphone Output Stereo Headphone Output:
    Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS stereo, unbalanced
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    Dynamic Range: 113 dBA
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 113 dBA
    Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -105 dBFS
    Maximum Output Power: 80 mW into 600 Ohms
    Digital Audio I/O
    S/PDIF Connector Type: Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with ADAT)
    Format: IEC958
    Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
    S/PDIF Input Channels: 2 (stereo L/R)
    ADAT Connector Type: Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with S/PDIF)
    Format: ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX
    Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 172.4, 192 kHz
    ADAT Input Channels @ 44.1, 48 kHz: 1 to 8
    ADAT Input Channels @ 88.2, 96 kHz: 1 to 4 (S/MUX)
    ADAT Input Channels @ 176.4, 192 kHz: 1 to 2 (S/MUX)
    Clock Sources Internal, S/PDIF, ADAT (digital clock sync source conditional per selected digital input type)
    Electrical
    Power Supply External AC to DC
    Connector Type AC: Changeable blades (UL, VDE, UK, SSA, CCC)
    DC: Male plug, 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center-positive
    Power Requirements AC: 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    DC: 12 VDC, ±5%
    Maximum Power Consumption 12 W
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95ºF (0 to 35ºC)
    Storage Temperature -40 to 176ºF (-40 to 80ºC)
    Operating Humidity 20 to 80%
    System Requirements
    Mac System Requirements Computer with available Thunderbolt port
    Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
    Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, or 10.12 Sierra
    6 GB available storage
    Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
    Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
     
    Windows System Requirements Built-in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port
    Quad-Core i7 or better processor recommended
    Windows 10 with Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)
    6 GB available storage
    Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)
    Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
    Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    Plug-In Compatibility Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX (64-bit) plug-in host DAW software
    General
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.31 x 2.60 x 5.86" (160.2 x 66.0 x 148.8 mm)
    Depth, Chassis Only: 5.86" (148.8 mm)
    Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions: 6.20" (157.5 mm)
    Weight 2.35 lb (1.06 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 7.8 x 5.6"
  • Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black
    Cable Type 3-Pin XLR balanced microphone cable
    Length 10' (3.0 m)
    Shielding 98% coverage braided shield
    Gauge 24 AWG
    Contacts Silver
    Connector 1 XLR Male
    Connector 2 XLR Female
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.8 x 0.8"

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