The C214 large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end C414 family. 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.
Realistic stereo recordings require microphones with outstanding performance and excellent quality. They also require performance consistency and accurate localization from the pair of microphones. Therefore, every factory-matched pair of C214s is created from thousands of individual microphones selected by AKG's sophisticated computer-aided matching method. The result is the highest possible correlation over the whole frequency range and virtually identical sensitivity for stunning, three-dimensional recordings.
- 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 included
- All-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish
- 3-year parts and labor warranty
AKG’s legendary C414 needs no introduction – it is a tool found in most recording studios and has been used on thousands of hit records; it’s been on stage with artists of every musical genre and is also used by leading broadcast facilities the world over.
The new C214 Matched Pair is designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end, industry-leading C414 family. This new microphone uses the same 1-inch dual-capsule as the legendary C414 in a single-diaphragm, cardioid-only design. The result is a class-leading performance close to that of the famous C414 B-XLS.
The C214 Matched Pair has AKG’s legendary large-diaphragm sound and is capable of incredible 143 dB dynamic range for uncompressed, life-like transients. The C214’s edge-terminated capsule delivers a highly-detailed, up-front sound that brings out every nuance of any voice or instrument. Thanks to its switchable 20-dB attenuation pad and low cut filter, the C214 can be used in sound fields as high as 156 dB SPL – so it can be used on stage for close-up miking for even very loud applications like drum overheads, guitar amps or high-output brass.
The C214 Matched Pair realistic stereo recordings require microphones with outstanding performance and excellent quality. They also require consistent performance and accurate localization from the pair of microphones. Therefore, every factory-matched pair of C214s is created from thousands of individual microphones selected by AKG’s sophisticated computer-aided matching method. The result is the highest possible correlation over the microphones entire frequency range and virtually identical sensitivity for stunning, three dimensional recordings.
The C214 features an integrated capsule suspension that reduces mechanical noise and resonances for even greater sonic accuracy. The double mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule and ensures high RF immunity without affecting acoustical performance. The C214 has a roadworthy construction quality with a modern scratch-resistant finish, a dent-resistant, metal grille and a gold-plated XLR-type output.
The C214 comes complete with carrying case, windscreen, and spider-type shock mount.