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AKG C214 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone  From AKG

Solid State LDC Cardioid mic for instruments or vocals, stage or studio

AKG Microphones


Retail:  $499.00

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Manufacturer's Description from AKG

ENGINEERED EXCELLENCE for recording of lead vocals and solo instruments in studio and on stage

The C214 professional large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end C414 family. Like the C414, the C214 offers a supreme one-inch capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise. A switchable 20dB attenuation pad allows recording of loud sources of up to 156dB 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 legendary C414 dual-capsule system and the patented AKG Back-Plate Technology, resulting in an outstanding performance close to the famous C414 XLII.

Sonic character of the C414 XLII

for beautifully detailed recording of lead vocals and solo instruments

Outstanding dynamic range and ultralow noise

for close-up recording of high-output sources of up to 156dB SPL

Switchable 20dB attenuator and bass-cut filter

for close-up recording and reduction of proximity effect

Integrated suspension

to reduce mechanical noise and vibration from stage

Roadworthy design

all-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish

AKG Microphones

About Manufacturer

Around the world recording studios, radio and TV stations, opera houses and famous stages count on AKG products. Internationally known musicians and show-stars have frequently been seen using our high-quality microphones and headphones for many decades. Today AKG is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality microphones, headphones and wireless-equipment. Listed below is the brief story of one of the most famous brands in the professional audio-world. AKG, founded in Vienna by Dr. Rudolf Goerike and Ernst Pless, soon became one of the biggest players in the world of sound. Today AKG is synonymous with good sound, stands for passion in music providing the highest quality and ongoing innovation in the world of music. The company was founded in 1947 and within months, the first AKG microphones were being used in radio stations, theatres and Jazz-Clubs. The products (the AKG DYN Series) were at that time manufactured by hand by five workers. In 1949, the first AKG headphones came on the market. Then, in the early fifties AKG made a breakthrough with several new products: Totally new technologies like the world’s first high quality condenser microphone, the D 12 with its cardioid characteristics, the world’s first remote-controlled multi-pattern capacitor microphone, the C 12 and the D 36 made acoustic history. One of the first customers of the famous C 12 microphone was the BBC in London.


Audio Frequency bandwidth   20 to 20000 Hz

Sensitivity   20 mV/Pa

Equivalent Noise Level   13 dB-A

Signal to Noise   81 dB-A

Preattenuation Pad   -20 dB

Bass Cut Filter   160 Hz

Electrical Impedance   200 Ohms

Recommended Load Impedance   1000 Ohms

Polar Pattern Cardioid

Powering Interface

  • Voltage9 to 52 V
  • Current2 mA

Audio Output

  • Type   Balanced XLR
  • Gender   Male
  • Contacts   3-pin

Finish   matte grayish blue

Dimensions / Weight

  • Width   56 mm
  • Height   160 mm
  • Net Weight   280 g







C214 Owners Manual

Owners Manual

C214 Specifications Sheet

Spec Sheet