AKG C214 Condenser Microphone
The AKG C214 Condenser Microphone is a professional large-diaphragm mic designed for recording of lead vocals and solo instruments in studio and on stage. Using hand-selected state-of-the-art, reliable components, the C214 meets the highest professional standards and will withstand severe handling in the recording studio for many years.
The AKG C214 Condenser Microphone has been designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end C414 family. Like the C414, the AKG 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 AKG 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 Applications
- Pro Studio
- Piano / Strings
- Horns / Woodwinds
- Drums / Percussion
AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Features
- AKG’s legendary 1” edge-terminated large diaphragm sound
- Incredible 143dB dynamic range (up to 156 dB SPL)
- Switchable 20 dB attenuation pad and low cut switch
- Integrated capsule suspension to reduce mechanical noise
- Rugged double mesh grill for high RF immunity but unaffected acoustics
- Spider-type shock mount, windscreen and metal carrying case
- All-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish
AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Specifications
- General Specs:
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Audio Frequency Bandwidth: 20 - 20000 Hz
- Equivalent Noise Level: 13 dB-A
- Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa
- Signal to Noise: 81 dB-A
- Pre-attenuation Pad: -20 dB
- Bass Cut Filter: 160 Hz
- Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
- Width: 56 mm
- Height: 160 mm
- Net Weight: 280 g
- Finish: Matte Grayish Blue
- Audio Output:
- Type: Balanced XLR
- Gender: Male
- Contacts: 3-Pin
- Powering Interface:
- Voltage: 9 to 52 V
- Current: 2 mA
AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Includes
- 1 x AKG C214 Condenser Microphone
- 1 x H85 Universal Shock Mount
- 1 x Metal Carrying Case
- 3 Year Warranty
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My first XLR mic in my home studio. Great sound in the low-mid range. If I was a male, I'd probably give this 5 stars. I use for VO. It's a little too bright and harsh in the high frequencies for female voices like mine, so I will likely be switching to a mic that is a little flatter in the higher frequencies. Overall, the quality and build of the mic is great, and if you're eyeing the 414, this is definitely one to consider at a more affordable price.
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!
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.
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.