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AKG Releases C 214 Single Capsule Condenser Microphone!

May 13, 2008

The new AKG C214 offers a single-capsule, cardioid-only design that delivers class-leading performance with the same dual-capsule as the C 414, but using only one diaphragm instead of two.

Thanks to its 20-dB attenuation pad and AKG’s ultra-low noise electronic design, the C 214 can be used in sound fields as high as 156 dB SPL.

The AKG C214 features an integrated capsule suspension system that minimizes chassis-born noise and resonances for even greater sonic accuracy.

“The AKG C 414 has been successful for more than 30 years due to continuous improvement of technical specifications, useful features, and ease-of-use. The evolution of the C 414 has been informed by feedback from recording studios, broadcast stations, and live sound engineers,” explains Thomas Stubics, Product Manager at AKG.

“Our new C 214 was designed as a budget-friendly alternative to the leading-edge C 414 family. Because the C214 uses the same one-inch diaphragm as the C414, the essence of that heralded C 414 sound has been captured in this newest model.”

The AKG C214’s double mesh, all-metal grill protects the capsule and ensures high RF immunity without affecting acoustical performance.

The C214 has road-tough construction quality with a modern scratch-resistant finish, a dent-resistant, metal grille and a gold-plated XLR-type output. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount, windscreen, and metal carrying case.

If the popularity of the AKG C 414 is anything to go by, then the AKG C 214 is certain to follow on its steps, as it can be seen as a more affordable version of the C 414, but with all the great sound quality and warmth you’d expect from a member of the C 414 family!

If you want to be amongst the first ones to own this new exciting mic from AKG, you can find it on Dolphin Music.

Main features include:

  • Integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise
  • Rugged double mesh grill for unaffected acoustics and high RF immunity
  • Switchable 150Hz, 6dB/octave low cut filter
  • 143 dB of dynamic range
  • Same capsule as the legendary C 414
  • Gold plated XLR output
  • Switchable 20dB Attenuation Pad
  • All metal die-cast body
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level 13 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
  • Attenuation Pad 20 dB, switchable
  • Frequency Response: 20-20.000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: cardioid
  • Max SPL 136/156 dB
  • Phantom Power: 12-52V
  • Dimensions (mm): 160 X 55

The official launch of the AKG C214 is 17th May 2008. The UK MSRP will be £499 inc.vat.

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