AKG Unveils new C314 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

April 20 2015, 03:10
Building upon the legacy of one of the most successful microphone families in the world, Harman’s AKG introduced the C314 dual-diaphragm condenser microphone. Ideal for all studio environments ranging from home to professional studios, the C314 offers a best in class self-noise and dynamic range, a flat, high linear frequency response and neutral sound, making it a perfect recording microphone for a variety of environments.
The new AKG C314 seen here surrounded by the C414 XLS and C214

“The C214 holds the distinction of being the top-selling recording microphone in the United States, and the C314 is the latest model in this family of microphones,” says Erich Gaertner, Product Line Manager, AKG. “We expect the C314 to achieve even greater success thanks to its affordability, versatility and world-class audio quality.”

The C314 is the latest in AKG’s family of microphones whose models include the C214, C414 B-XL II and C414 B-TL II, among others. All models in this category-leading family are condenser microphones, designed specifically for recording applications. 

The C314’s dual-diaphragm capsule uses the same C414 XLS gold-plated membrane, features four selectable polar patterns and each of the diaphragms is matched to guarantee the highest polar pattern accuracy. Another key feature of the C314 is an overload LED detection display, which indicates overly high sound pressure levels. This feature allows the user to make adjustments to the microphone setup rather than in the recorded track.

The C314’s integrated capsule suspension reduces mechanical noise and resonances. A double-mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule and ensures high RF immunity without affecting the microphone’s acoustical performance. 20 dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reduction of the proximity effect.

The C314 includes a rugged carrying case, windscreen, spider suspension mount and stand adapter.
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