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AKG C214






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Why buy the AKG C214?

If you’re not ready to fork out for a top-of-the-range C414 mic, the C214 is an excellent entry-level alternative, perfect for home-based set ups. The C214 is modelled on the C414 and manages to come very close to achieving the same high quality sound despite the pretty appreciable price reduction. That makes it perfect for indie podcasters. Here are our top three reasons to buy:
  • Specialist in solo voice recording - incorporated the C414 XLII into its design for capturing highly detailed solo sound sources (hits the spot for podcasters who record one voice at a time)
  • Its close-up recording is on point - perfect for high-quality, close-up recording (the 20db attenuator switchable base-cut filter makes this happen)
  • It’s a hard-wearing mic - the finish is shock and scratch resistant, with a dent-resistant metal grille and gold-plated XLR output (with no effect on acoustics). It also comes with a robust metal carrying case. That makes it perfect for roaming podcasters.  

Under the hood

  • Patterns: Cardioid
  • Dimensions: 2.20 x 6.30 in (5.6 x 16 cm)
  • Weight: 0.62 pound (280 grams)
  • Audio frequency bandwidth: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Equivalent noise level: 13 dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa