AKG says its 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 1-inch capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise. A switchable 20 db pad allows recording of loud sources of up to 156 db 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 C414 dual-capsule system and AKG Back-Plate Technology; the company says this results in performance close to the C414 XLII.
A double-mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule and ensures RF immunity without affecting the microphone’s acoustical performance. The C214 has a modern scratch-resistant finish and gold-plated XLR output.