AKG C314

Professional Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone




CAPTURE EVERY DETAIL

for project studio and stage applications

One of the most respected families in audio recording is proud to introduce a new member. Join us in welcoming the AKG C314 professional multi-pattern condenser microphone to the studio, stage, and wherever your sound takes you. 

Born from our commitment to total precision, and a team of the finest microphone engineers, the C314 makes use of the best materials and components found throughout the world. It has gone through an exacting design and highly detailed manufacturing process to bring you the end result: A microphone that captures every detail with the precision your creativity deserves.

Features

·       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

PRECISION

OUR FAMILY TRADITION

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 patters, 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. 

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.

 

 

Specifications

Capsule

1” large dual-diaphragm condenser

Polar pattern

cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional, figure 8

Frequency response

20 Hz to 20 kHz (see frequency response trace)

Sensitivity (cardioid)

20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD

135/155 dB (0/-20 dB pad)

Equivalent noise level to IEC 60286-4

8 dB (A)

Signal to noise

86 dB (A) re 1Pa

Preattenuation pad

-20 dB

Bass cut filter

100 Hz, 12 dB/octave

Electrical impedance

≤ 200 ohms

Recommended load impedance

≥ 1000 ohms

Connector

3-pin XLR (pin 2 hot)

Phantom powering

48 V +/- 4 V to IEC 61938

Current consumption

≤ 3 mA

Temperature range

-10 °C to +60 °C (14 °F - 140 °F)

Height

160 mm (6.3 in.)

Width

55 mm (2.16 in.)

Depth

43 mm (1.7 in.)

Net weight (mic only)

300 g (10.58 oz.)

Shipping weight

C314 Single: 1225 g (43.2 oz.)

C314 Stereo: 2520 g (88.89 oz.)

Box dimensions (L x W x H)

C314 Single: 28,5 x 24 x 10 cm (11.2 x 9.4 x 3.9 in)

C314 Stereo: 39,5 x 31,5 x 10 cm (15.6 x 12.4 x 3.9 in)  

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