AKG C214 Stereo Set

Studio microphone stereo set

  • 2 matched 1" Large-diaphragm microphones
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV / Pa
  • preattenuation pad: 20 dB
  • Phantom power: 12 - 52V
  • Connection: 3-pin XLR connector
  • Dimensions (L x Ø): 160 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 280 g
  • Incl. Elastic spider suspensions, metal case, 2x windshield and stand adapter
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Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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An excellent pair for drum overheads
Alex Dascal, 21.05.2020
I've been using these as my no-comment go-to for drum overheads. Compared to other microphones I've tested they are the most pleasant when it comes to capturing overhead.

I'm currently using them in a spaced setup balanced full R-L Stereo. They provide a very warm sound and it generally tones cymbals down a little bit. The sound is a little "creamier" with these two compared to a small diaphragm pair (Rode NT-5 MP) -- the small diaphragms are a bit more pingy and metal-sounding.

I usually keep my preamp gain at around 10/11 o'clock with these while suspended half a meter above the cymbals and it pours a really powerful signal through -- the gain on these microphones is very good.

The price for these feels like a bargain as they yield very good results sonically and you get a case, spider suspensions, wind shields, stand adapters and regular holders. The carrying case itself is pretty neat and feels well-built and sturdy.

It's a very good alternative to it's bigger brother C414 and for half the price you get a very close quality and sound profile. The C414 are indeed a little bit better but for general purpose recording applications you are in a very good spot with a pair of C214s.

TL;DR -- If you are looking for a pair of large diaphragm mikes that feel and sound premium but are on a budget -- this is the BEST option.
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Top shelf equivalent budget mics
Ioannis Dimitroudis, 12.09.2019
AKG is known for their top shelf mics. The C214s, sharing the same capsule with the C414s, are probably your best shot at getting great sound on a budget. Used it on drum overheads, vocals, acoustic instruments and guitar amps.
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A very versatile and detailed mic!
Badoobapbap, 18.02.2017
This set of microphones I have used for vocals, overheads, cello, sax, acoustic guitar and ALL sound great! They are a true workhorse in my project studio. If I had to find fault with them they can emphasise the top end a bit. Sibilances and string "noise" for instance so don't expect a completely transparent sound. However they can colour the sound in a nice way and are worth every penny for the versatility and sensitivity they provide. A quality product as always from AKG.
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A fine alternative to 414s
SASS, 02.10.2017
If you don't need the extras that 414s give you then these are the babies! We use them in the studio and for live ambient and overhead duties. They have the same clarity and clear tone as 414s and for the price will easily outperform the standard C1000 or similar mics with ease.
In the studio they've become staple for stereo acoustic miking. Live they are great ambient mics for orchestral and choral duties as well as overheads, percussion and acoustic jobs.
The kit comes with stereo bar, clips and cradles so nothing else required.
Definitely a worthwhile investment.
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