AKG C314 Professional Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
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AKG C314 PROFESSIONAL MULTI-PATTERN CONDENSER MICROPHONE
Pure, honest sound – 1-inch dual-diaphragm capsule
Whether you’re recording in a large concert hall or a one-room studio, you want to capture the emotion and moment, not just the sound. With a full frequency range of 20Hz – 20kHz and the lowest self-noise in its class, the C314 brings out the best in every nuance. Built on the rich heritage of the C414 XLS capsule, its dual computer-matched diaphragms guarantee the highest polar pattern accuracy, while the integrated suspension dramatically reduces noise for pure, faithful recordings.
Tuned to capture every nuance – four selectable polar patterns
The versatile C314 is the multi-instrumentalist in your microphone rig, ready to fill in wherever needed. Whether it’s cardioid, supercardioid, omni or figure-8 polar patterns, there are plenty of ways to get the most natural sound from any instrument—electric and acoustic guitars, drums, and much more. Employ a supercardioid pattern to reduce drum spill, then quickly switch to a figure-8 pattern to balance out two vocalists. These easy-to-access options make the AKG C314 a great addition to any studio with limited space.
Never get overloaded – overload detection LED and bass-cut filter
With a variety of thoughtful extras, the AKG C314 empowers you to make better recordings, hands down. When acting as both artist and engineer, its overload detection LED makes it easy to see when your input levels are too high. This helps you take full advantage of the mic’s huge dynamic range, and only engage the pad when necessary. Its bass-cut filter, too, helps you curb rumbles, vibrations and loud, boomy sounds, and minimizes the proximity effect for balanced recordings.
Protect your investment – all-metal grille and rugged housing
The C314 is a workhouse, and a beautiful one at that. Its elegant façade features a transparent double-mesh all-metal grille, which protects the magic inside and ensures an exceptionally high level of RF immunity. Combine that with a rugged, scratch-resistant body and you have a studio microphone that’s ready for the road.
Lowest self noise
For the highest resolution in high-dynamic applications, such as miking classic instruments
Four selectable polar patterns
Perfect for every application: vocals, guitars, overheads, piano and more
Over 65 years of historical sound – built on precision. Perfected by passion.
For more than 65 years, AKG has helped create the iconic sounds of some of the world’s most well known recording artists, engineers and producers. Since inventing the first dynamic cardioid microphone, AKG’s designers and engineers have made it their life’s passion to find new ways to deliver breakthrough experiences for artists of all levels. No matter the studio or stage, when you step up to an AKG microphone, you’re seconds away from creating history.
Overload detection LED
Indicates overly high sound pressure levels—know exactly when to use the pad
Guarantee the highest polar pattern accuracy
Integrated capsule suspension
Reduces mechanical noise and resonances
20 dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter
For close-up recording and reducing the proximity effect
- Four selectable polar patterns perfect for every application: vocals, guitars, overheads, piano and more
- Lowest self noise for the highest resolution in high-dynamic applications, such as miking classic instruments
- Overload detection LED indicates overly high sound pressure levels—know exactly when to use the pad
- Computer-matched diaphragms guarantee the highest polar pattern accuracy
- Integrated capsule suspension reduces mechanical noise and resonances
- 20 dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reducing the proximity effect
Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Diaphragm Size: 1″ (25.4mm)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL: 135 dB, 155 dB w/Pad
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 86dB (A weighted)
Self Noise: 8dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter: 100Hz (-12 dB/octave)
Pads: -20 dB
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Included Accessories: 1 x Metal Case, 1 x Spider Shockmount, 1 x Stand Adapter, 1 x Windscreen
Manufacturer Part Number: 3386X00010