AKG ARA Professional Dual Pattern USB Condenser Microphone

The AKG ARA is a Duel Pattern Duel Mode Condensor Microphone. It allows podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians to capture professional-grade high-resolution sound. It features 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio, so can capture crystal-clear speech right from your desktop.

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AKG ARA Dual Pattern USB Condenser Microphone

The AKG ARA is a Duel Pattern Duel Mode Condensor Microphone. It allows podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians to capture professional-grade high-resolution sound. It features 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio, so can capture crystal-clear speech right from your desktop. The ARA is a plug-and-play microphone that is simple to use thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers. Best of all, it supports both Mac and PC, including iOS and Android tablets and phones.

Two Audio Capture Modes

Because the ARA offers dual-pickup patterns users can focus on a single voice or capture the ambience of the entire room. You can choose between a directional Front (Cardioid) pattern or a Front + Back (Omni) directional pattern. When using the Cardioid Pattern the ARA focuses on sound directly in front of the microphone and rejects the sound from the sides. This is great for recording vocals, podcasts, voice-overs and gaming. The Omni Pattern captures sounds all around the microphone. This means that you can capture multiple speakers in a room or a group of performers. This mode is also ideal for capturing interviews with multiple speakers, tracking multiple singers and instruments, or recording ambient sounds on location.

Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound

The ARA offers professional-quality audio for ultimate speech clarity as well as stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Offering a frequency response between 20Hz and 20kHz means that you can capture a Pro-Grade audio signal for all your needs. Gamers will experience the thrills of fidelity that outperforms headsets whilst; videoconferencing is elevated with a crystal-clear sound that’s far superior to the built-in laptop or phone microphones. Furthermore, the ARA features a max SPL of 120 dB. This means there is plenty of headroom for recording high-output instruments such as drums, horns and electric guitars.

The ARA is Simple to Connect, Simple to Set Up, Easy to Use

Every function on the ARA is easily accessible. Both Cardioid and Omni pattern selections are on the front of the microphone. The front panel also offers a headphone output and volume control and includes a mic mute button with an LED indicator. The 3.5mm headphone jack will provide you with latency-free monitoring. With versatility in mind, the base is removable so you mount the ARA onto a Boom Arm or Mic Stand.

You can connect the ARA directly to your Mac, Windows PC or even a gaming console with a standard USB-C connector. For Android devices, you can use an OTG USB adapter cable. For connecting an iOS device, just use an optional Apple Camera Adapter and a powered USB hub.

DJ City also offers a wide range of Quality Headphones that you can use with the ARA.

  • ARA supports up to 96 kHz / 24-bit Digital Audio for High-Resolution performance in every application
  • Dual Capture Modes / Front + Front Back
  • AKG Adaptive Capsule Array provides optimal coverage for every scenario
  • Zero-Latency Headphone Monitoring: listen to pre-recorded tracks and your voice while overdubbing without hearing a delay
  • AKG signature sound honed from 70+ years of acoustic excellence
  • Plug & Play / Class Compliant Drivers for wide compatibility with common operating systems
  • Headphone Output
  • Mute Button / LED Indicator Displays Mic Mute Status
  • Removable Base Stand / Mounts to Boom Arm or Mic Stand

Microphone

Transducer: 2 proprietary, permanently polarized back plate, condenser capsules

Capture Modes: Selectable – Front, Front & Back,

Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Bit Depth / Sample Rate: 24-bit / 96 kHz

MAX SPL: 120 dB SPL (0.5% THD)

Power Requirement/Consumption: 5V USB / 75 mA

Transfer Protocol: USB 2.0

Headphone Output

Impedance: 16 ohms

Power Output (RMS): 43mW

Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 22 kHz

S/N Ratio: 98.0 dB

 

IN THE BOX

  • 1 x AKG Ara Microphone
  • 1 x 2m USB-C to USB-A cable
  • 1 x 3/8″ to 5/8″ Microphone Stand Adapter
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Regulatory Documents
  • 1 x Ableton Live 11 Lite Registration Card
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.