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AKG C426 Stereo Microphone - Used  From AKG

This C426 Stereo Microphone comes from a smoke-free home studio and is in excellent condition.


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Manufacturer's Description from AKG

The AKG Model C 426 B is the direct descendent of AKG's original C 24 and the more recent C 422 stereo microphone models. New technology has improved the dynamic range, self noise, sensitivity, linearity, frequency response between channels and crosstalk. The C 426 B contains two 25 mm gold sputtered dual capsule sets arranged in a coincident pair.

The entire microphone head assembly can be rotated 45° relative to the shaft, allowing a quick changeover from M-S to X-Y modes of stereo recording. Additionally, the upper capsule assembly can be rotated 270° relative to the lower one, providing utmost flexibility in stereo pickup angle. The polar patterns for both microphone sections are separately controlled at the S 426 remote powering unit. The change in polar pattern is made noiselessly and may be made during recording.

The body of the microphone contains a switchable -10 dB pre-attenuation pad and a bass cut of 12 dB per octave below 75 Hz. Two narrow angle LEDs are aligned with the primary axis of both capsule sections and enable the operating engineer to verify the precise orientation of each capsule. The microphone is attached to the S 426 control unit via a multi-pin, 66 ft.  (20 meter) cable. The signal outputs on the S 426 are  XLR-M, and the unit operates on phantom power over the nominal range of 9 to 52 volts

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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.


Transducer Principle: Condenser, externally polarized 
Frequency Range: 20–20,000 Hz 
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight and six intermediate positions 
Sensitivity at 1,000 Hz: 11 mV/Pa =^ -39 dBV
Equivalent Noise Level: 14 dB-A
Sound Pressure Level for 0.5% THD: 132 dB (142 dB at -10 dB) 
S/N Ratio (A-weighted): 80 dB
Electr. Impedance: < 200 ohms 
Load Impedance: > 1,000 ohms
Power Requirement: 9-52 volts nominal Phantom powering
Connector on S 426: Two 3-pin XLR type 
Bass roll-off: 12 dB/octave below 75 Hz
Pad: -10 dB
Finish: Non-reflective black
Size: Dia 1.65/1.3 in. (42/33 mm)
Length 9.25 in. (235 mm) 
Net/Shipping Weight: 1.04 lbs. (0.47 kg)/11.2 lbs. (5.1 kg)





AKG C426 Description