AKG C214 | THE LARGE-DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER VOCAL MICROPHONE EXCELLENCE | The complete review.

The AKG C214 is one of those microphones that are omnipresent in all professional recording studios. Born as a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive high-end C414 family, the C214 surprises for the great clarity and amazing features that only AKG is able to deliver.

While the legendary C414 is a multi-pattern dual-capsule system microphone, the C214 offers outstanding performances thanks to the one capsule of the C414 combined with the AKG Back-Plate Technology. The capsule of the C214 is mounted on an integrated suspension system that allows this microphone to reduce drastically all unwanted mechanical noises.

Just like high-end microphones the AKG C214 features include an outstanding dynamic range with increased Sound Pressure Level (SPL) thanks to a switchable 20dB attenuation pad that allows recording loud sound sources up to 156dB! This makes this microphone perfect not only for vocals but also suitable to all instrumental recordings as well.

Thanks to the switchable bass-cut filter the C214 cuts almost totally the proximity effect allowing crystal clear close-up recordings. With a 20 to 20000 Hz audio frequency bandwidth and a sensitivity of 20mV/Pa, the cardioid polar pattern of this premium-grade 1-inch capsule allow this stunning condenser microphone to deliver the famous AKG C414 family sparkling and a natural sound, with optimal accuracy and unique audio fidelity.

The elegant look of the C214 is just the finishing touch for a microphone that is also very resistant and sturdy. It is suitable not only for studio recordings but thanks to the excellent components and structure it is also perfect for intensive live usage and stage performances. 

USAGE

Leading Vocals, Solo Instruments and Group Sessions Both In Studio And On Stage

MICROPHONE TYPE

Condenser

POLAR PATTERN

Cardioid

SENSITIVITY

20 mV/Pa

VOLTAGE

9 to 52 V

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20 – 20.000 Hz

TRANSMISSION TYPE

Wired

CONNECTION

XLR3F

ELECTRICAL IMPEDENCE

200 Ohms

RECOMMENDED ELECTRICAL IMPEDENCE

1000 Ohms

PREATTENUATION PAD

-20 dB

NOISE LEVEL

13 dB-A

SIGNAL TO NOISE

81 dB-A

WIDTH

56 mm

HEIGHT

160 mm

NET WEIGHT

280 g

FINISH

Matte Greyish Blue

We will never recommend this microphone and all AKG products enough, the C214 comes with an H85 universal shock mount, windscreen and a very resistant metal carrying case that will allow you to store and safely transport your AKG C214 with total protection. Have a look at the best deals and bundles here!

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