Home > Studio Recording > Microphones > Condenser Microphones >

AKG C214 Condenser Microphone

AKG C214
AKG C214
Alternative Views:

List Price: $499.00
Our Price: $399.99

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Product Code: 9999-03991


AKG C214 Condenser Microphone

AKG C214 Condenser Microphone, for recording of lead vocals and solo instruments in studio and on stage

AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Details

The AKG C214 large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end C414 family. Like the C414, the C214 offers a supreme one-inch capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise. A switchable 20dB attenuation pad allows recording of loud sources of up to 156dB SPL. A switchable bass-cut filter allows close-up recording with almost no proximity effect.

The C214 captures sound by combining one capsule of the legendary C414 dual-capsule system and the patented AKG Back-Plate Technology, resulting in an outstanding performance close to the famous C414 XLII.

AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Features

  • Sonic character of the C414 XLII for beautifully detailed recording of lead vocals and solo instruments
  • Outstanding dynamic range and ultralow noise for close-up recording of high-output sources of 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 stage
  • Roadworthy design all-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish

AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Capsule: One Inch Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
  • Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Equivalent noise level: 13 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Max. SPL: 136 / 156 dB SPL (0 / 20 dB Pad)
  • Dynamic range: 123 / 143 dB-A (0 / 20 dB Pad)
  • Low Cut Filter: 160 Hz, 6 dB/Octave, switchable
  • Attenuation Pad: 20 dB, switchable
  • Phantom Power: 12 to 52 V (IEC 61938)
  • Patents: AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488
  • Dimensions: 160 x 55 mm (6.3 x 2.2 in.)
  • Net / Shipping Weight: 280 / 1450 g (0.62 / 3.22 lbs)

AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Includes

  • H85 Shock Mount
  • W214 Windscreen
  • Metal Carrying Case

Click here to view all AKG products

Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3

| Write a review!

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great AKG! December 15, 2014
Reviewer: Richard OIrdoubegian from Monterey Park, CA United States  
A great alternative to the 414 minus the various polar patterns & high pass options
at less than half the price of a 414! The mic is same as a 414, although the high pass or bass rolloff is a bit steep, otherwise a great large diaphragm mic for a great price!

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
happy I bought it March 21, 2012
Reviewer: Mark Davies from Australia  
I found this mic very useful on nylon guitar over the bridge. A few sessions with male voice through a good valve pre amp brought out some nice details that weren't there with some other mics I tried. Also worked nicely thru a solid state Speck Electronics MicPre 5.0. A very useful addition to my mic cabinet.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very good LDC for the price September 6, 2011
Reviewer: Joel Hunger from Portland, OR United States  
I use this mic when I need a more clear and detailed sound than what I get with my SM7.  I have a deep male voice and I feel that it complements it very well, and will actually choose it over the SM7 for voice over work even though the main purpose of an SM7 is to be a broadcast mic.

Also, you can get a really nice sound using it to mic the sound hole of an acoustic guitar along with an SDC on the fretboard on a stereo channel.  It's hard to do better at the price range.

Was this review helpful to you?