AKG C214 Condenser Microphone

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AKG C214 Condenser Microphone
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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

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  • 5
    Great AKG!

    Posted by Richard OIrdoubegian on Dec 15th 2014

    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!

  • 4
    happy I bought it

    Posted by Mark Davies on Mar 21st 2012

    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.

  • 5
    Very good LDC for the price

    Posted by Joel Hunger on Sep 7th 2011

    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.