* AKGs Legendary 1 Edge-Terminated Large Diaphragm Sound
* Outstanding Dynamic Range (up to 156 dB SPL, Ultra-Low Noise)
* Roadworthy Design
* Integrated Suspension to reduce mechanical Noise
* Switchable 20 dB Attenuation Pad and Low Cut Switch
* Rugged double mesh Grill for high RF immunity but unaffected Acoustics
* All-metal Die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant Finish
* Spider-type Shock Mount included
* Metal Carrying Case included
* Designed, Engineered and Build in Vienna, Austria
AKG's industry-leading C 414 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 C 214 is designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end, industry-leading C 414 family. It captures sound combining one side of the legendary C 414 dual-capsule system and AKGs patented Back-Plate Technology which results in an outstanding performance very close to the famous C 414 B-XLS.
Like the C 414 models, the C 214 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 switchall in an elegant but rugged package.
Additional features include an integrated suspension, a double mesh grill high RF immunity without affecting acoustics. The circuitry in the C 214 provides maximum SPL capability with minimum noise and the gold-plated XLR-type output connector offers loss-free signals.
The C 214 comes complete with carrying case, windscreen, and spider suspension mount included.
Frequency range20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
Max. SPL136/156 dB SPL (0/-20 dB) (for 0.5% THD)
Equivalent noise level13 dB-A to IEC 60268-4 (A-weighted)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)81 dB
Preattenuation pad0/-20 dB (switchable)
Bass cut filter slope160 Hz, 6 dB/Octave, switchable
Recommended load impedance>=1000 ohms
Supply voltage12 to 52 V Phantom power to IEC 61938
Current consumption< 2 mA
Dynamic range123/143 dB (0/-20 dB) (A-weighted)
ConnectorIEC standard 3-pin XLR
Finishmatte grayish blue
Dimensions160 x 55 mm (6.3 x 2.2 in.)
Net weight280 g (0.62 lbs.)
Shipping weight1450 g (3.22 lbs.)
Patent(s)Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)