AKG's industry-leading C414 microphones are already a permanent fixture in the world's biggest recording studios and a highly respected work horse for independent artists, broadcasting, and on-stage miking as well.
The new C214 is designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end, industry-leading C414 family. It captures sound combining one side of the legendary C414 dual-capsule system and AKG’s patented Back-Plate Technology which results in an outstanding performance close to the famous C414 B-XLS.
Like the C414 models, the C214 is capable of handling the rigors of high-pressure sound such as amplified guitars, with a sensitivity perfect for voice and orchestral instruments as well. Additionally, the microphone offers a 20 dB Attenuation pad, 13 dB noise floor, and a low cut switch, all in an elegant but rugged package. Besides, the C214 will also work on low phantom power voltages from 12 up to 48 volts.
Additional features include an integrated suspension, a double mesh grill high RF immunity without affecting acoustics. The circuitry in the C214 provides maximum SPL capability with minimum noise and the gold-plated XLR-type output connector offers loss-free signals.
The C214 comes complete with carrying case, windscreen, and spider suspension mount included. This item is also available as a Matched Stereo Pair
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
Max. SPL: 136/156 dB SPL (0/-20 dB) (for 0.5% THD)
Equivalent Noise Level: 13 dB-A to IEC 60268-4 (A-weighted)
Signal/Noise Ratio: (A-weighted) 81 dB
Pre-Attenuation Pad: 0/-20 dB (switchable)
Bass Cut Filter Slope: 160 Hz, 6 dB/Octave, switchable
Impedance: <=200 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: >=1000 ohms
Supply Voltage: 12 to 52 V Phantom power to IEC 61938
Powering: < 2 mA
Dynamic Range: 123/143 dB (0/-20 dB) (A-weighted)
Connector: IEC standard 3-pin XLR
Finish: matte grayish blue
Dimensions: 160 x 55 mm (6.3 x 2.2 in.)
Net Weight: 280 g (0.62 lbs.)
Shipping Weight: 1450 g (3.22 lbs.)
What's In the Box?
1 x C214 Microphones
1 x Spider Shock Mounts
1 x SA60 Stand Adapters
1 x W214 Windscreens
1 x Aluminum Carrying Case
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