AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone

AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • For Content Creators of All Kinds
  • For Computers, iOS & Mobile Devices
  • 4-Capsule Array for Multiple Modes
  • Front, Front & Back, and 2 Stereo Modes
For those who want a high-quality experience out of their USB microphone, the AKG Lyra offers high-definition audio, powerful versatility, and superb simplicity, all while providing a stylish on-screen appearance. Whether you're creating online content, podcasting, vlogging, live-streaming, producing music, or fashioning ASMR content, the Lyra can come in handy.
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AKG Lyra Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Versatile Applications
  • 3Plug-and-Play Universal Compatibility
  • 4Headphone Monitoring with Zero Latency
  • 5Adaptive Four-Capsule Array
  • 6Ultra-HD Audio Quality
  • 7Styled with Vintage Appeal
  • 8Powerful Bundled Software

For those who want a high-quality experience out of their USB microphone, the AKG Lyra offers high-definition audio, powerful versatility, and superb simplicity, all while providing a stylish on-screen appearance. Whether you're creating online content, podcasting, vlogging, live-streaming, producing music, or fashioning ASMR content, the Lyra can come in handy.

The Lyra fulfills the needs of those looking for both a studio-quality sound and an effortless setup that avoids mixers, preamps, audio interfaces, and things of that ilk. As such, the mic offers 24-bit / 192 kHz conversion, a built-in shockmount, and internal diffusion to yield pristine sonic quality for your recordings. Take advantage of the integrated desktop stand and its built-in cable management to place the Lyra on a table, or remove the desktop stand, and you can mount the Lyra on your favorite boom arm or mic stand.

Versatile Applications

Whether you're recording a podcast interview, a YouTube video voice-over, or your next Spotify single, Lyra's innovative AKG Adaptive Capsule Array adapts to your performance to record pristine audio. The Lyra can handle anything from traditional voice/instrument recording to vlogging, live streaming, field recording, stereo ASMR, and web conferencing.

Plug-and-Play Universal Compatibility

Plug-and-play setup for Mac/Windows computers and iOS/Android devices ensures easy operation; no assembly and no messing with software settings. Simply connect the Lyra to your device with the supplied USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable, a separately available Apple Camera Connection Kit (for Lightning devices), or an optional OTG adapter cable to use it with popular audio and video production software, live streaming, and conferencing applications.

Headphone Monitoring with Zero Latency

When you're speaking, singing, or playing an instrument in the studio, you need to hear yourself and your backing tracks at the same time in order to perform your best. That's why Lyra is equipped with a "zero-latency" 3.5mm headphone jack to eliminate the short delay between when you perform into the microphone and when you hear yourself in the headphones, so you can stay focused on your performance.

Adaptive Four-Capsule Array

The Lyra's proprietary Adaptive Capsule Array utilizes four condenser capsules to offer four user-friendly capture modes (polar patterns)—front, front and back, tight stereo, and wide stereo—to accommodate a variety of performances and applications. LED indicators display the capture mode at a glance.

  • Front: Isolates the target source from distracting background noise by rejecting unwanted sounds at the microphone back and sides—ideal for spoken word, vocals, and close-miked instruments.
  • Front and Back: Captures and blends together sound equally on all sides—ideal for face-to-face interviews and duets.
  • Tight Stereo: Captures audio in true stereo, providing discrete left and right audio for great sound separation—ideal for recording side-by-side interviews, panel discussions, drums, or piano.
  • Wide Stereo: Captures audio with greater stereo separation, room ambience, and depth—ideal for situations where you want to capture sounds all around the mic, such as documentaries, field recordings, or spontaneous jam sessions.

Ultra-HD Audio Quality

The Lyra's advanced circuitry delivers acoustically transparent, 24-bit / 192 kHz audio resolution to meet the standards of 4K Ultra-HD projects. An internal self-adjusting shockmount mitigates vibrations from reaching the capsules, and the proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention and built-in sound diffuser work together to automatically reduce noise, eliminate pops, and improve signal levels.

Styled with Vintage Appeal

Inspired by classic studio microphones like the legendary AKG C414, Lyra's sleek design is sure to spark your creativity. Every function you need—capture modes, mic gain, headphone volume, and mute—is ergonomically positioned and easily accessed right on the mic so you can stay in the moment while always being in control. An integrated, removable, perma-tilt desktop stand with built-in cable management makes it easy to position the mic on your desktop. The Lyra can also be mounted to a traditional mic stand or microphone boom arm for more flexibility in the studio.

Powerful Bundled Software

The Lyra works seamlessly with all major audio and video production software and online platforms, and it includes Ableton Live Lite recording software so you can create content right away.
UPC: 885038040804

AKG Lyra Specs

Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Audio for Video
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Acoustic Guitar
Sound FieldMono, Stereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationA/B (Adjustable Stereo Width)
Capsule4 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationSide Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentYes
IndicatorsSingle LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute, Polar Pattern
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Output Connectors (Analog)None
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length6.6' / 2.01 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate192 kHz
Operating System SupportAndroid, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Available PortUSB 2.0
Bus PowerUSB
Operating Voltage5 V
Operating Current Consumption75 mA
Mounting5/8"-27 Female (with Included Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Dimensionsø: 6 x L: 97.44" / ø: 152.5 x L: 2475 mm
Weight2.03 lb / 0.92 kg (with Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 8.9 x 6.6"
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Which windscreen will fit the AKG Lyra?

Which windscreen will fit the AKG Lyra?
Asked by: Allan
The Lyra has no wind screen made for it. You will have to use a regular pop filter. This is the B&H part number B&H # AUPFSS55 you can find it on our website.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-12-23

Is there a shock mount that will fit this ...

Is there a shock mount that will fit this microphone?
Asked by: Matthew
Answering my own question because I found that The Blue Radius III Shockmount for Yeti (product # BLRADIUS3) DOES work perfectly well for this microphone. I'll put photos in a review.
Answered by: Matthew
Date published: 2021-02-11

AKG states that it can be used for Field ...

AKG states that it can be used for Field Recording. Can a wind muff fit on this? If so, which one?
Asked by: Rajnesh
You can use a wind muff on the Lyra, but AKG does not have a specific wind muff or foam windscreen designed to fit. We have not tested any of the existing wind muffs for other products. The models we have for using with the built-in mics on portable recorders seem to be too small. Unfortunately we can not recommend any specific item that will properly fit the Lyra.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-12-03

What is the Signal to Noise ratio?

What is the Signal to Noise ratio?
Asked by: Rajnesh
AKG lists the headphone signal to noise ratio as 98.0 dB.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-10-13
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