AKG Introduces C214 Mic

Calls large-diaphragm condenser microphone an affordable alternative to C414
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VIENNA�AKG�says its C214 professional large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been designed as an affordable alternative to the high-end C414 family.�

Like the C414, the C214 offers a 1-inch capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise. A switchable 20 db pad allows recording of loud sources of up to 156 db 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 C414 dual-capsule system and AKG Back-Plate Technology; the company says this results in performance close to the C414 XLII.�

A double-mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule and ensures RF immunity without affecting the microphone�s acoustical performance. The C214 has a modern scratch-resistant finish and gold-plated XLR output.�