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AKG ARA Professional Dual-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone

BH #AKGC22USB • MFR #AKG-C22-USB
AKG ARA Professional Dual-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • For Content Creators of All Kinds
  • For Computers, iOS & Mobile Devices
  • 2-Capsule Array
  • Front & Front+Back Modes (Cardioid/Omni)
For those who want a high-quality experience out of their USB microphone, the AKG ARA offers professional-resolution 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 ARA can come in handy.
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AKG AKG-C22-USB Overview

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

For those who want a high-quality experience out of their USB microphone, the AKG ARA offers professional-resolution 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 ARA can come in handy.

The ARA 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 / 96 kHz conversion, a built-in shockmount, and internal diffusion to yield pristine sonic quality for your recordings. Take advantage of the integrated desktop stand to place the ARA on a table, or remove the stand and mount the mic to your own mic-mounting system.

Versatile Applications
Whether you're recording a podcast interview, a YouTube video voice-over, or your next Spotify single, ARA helps you to record pristine audio. The ARA 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 ARA to your device with the supplied 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 ARA 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.
Two-Capsule Array
The ARA's capsule array utilizes two condenser capsules to offer two user-friendly capture modes (polar patterns)—front, and front and back—to accommodate a variety of performances and applications.

  • Front: Isolates the target source from distracting background noise by rejecting unwanted sounds at the microphone back and sides. This is ideal for spoken word, vocals, and close-miked instruments. If you're familiar with the term "cardioid" then you are familiar with the Front mode; they are the same thing.
  • Front and Back: Captures and blends together sound equally on all sides—ideal for face-to-face interviews and duets. If you're familiar with the terms "omni" or "omnidirectional" then you are familiar with this mode as well; they are different terms describing the same polar pattern.
Professional Studio Audio Quality
The ARA's advanced circuitry delivers acoustically transparent, 24-bit / 96 kHz audio resolution to meet the standards of studio-quality projects.
Styled with Vintage Appeal
Inspired by classic studio microphones like the legendary AKG C414, ARA'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 desktop stand makes it easy to position the mic on your desktop. The ARA can also be mounted to a traditional mic stand or microphone boom arm for more flexibility in the studio.
Powerful Bundled Software
The ARA 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: 885038048442

AKG AKG-C22-USB Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Audio for Video, Conferencing
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Acoustic Guitar
Sound FieldMono
Capsule2 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentYes
IndicatorsSingle LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute, Polar Pattern
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio91 dB
THD0.5%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)None
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB-C
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length6.6' / 2.01 m
Wireless ConnectivityNone
BluetoothNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate96 kHz
OS CompatibilityAndroid
Windows
iOS
macOS
*As of August, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating Voltage5 V
Operating Current Consumption75 mA
Physical
ColorSilver
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 7.3 x 4.6"

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