The AKG C214ST is a professional matched pair of large-diaphragm condenser microphones that have been designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end C414ST family. Like the C414, the C214 offers a supreme one-inch capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise. A switchable 20dB attenuation pad allows recording of loud sources of up to 156dB 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 legendary C414 dual-capsule system and the patented AKG Back-Plate Technology, resulting in an outstanding performance close to the famous C414 XLII.
Use it on a variety of sources
If you want a premium vocal mic, you’ve found it with the AKG C214. And while it’s well worth the investment for that quality alone, you’ll find that the C214 performs just as well on a variety of instruments. Thanks to its switchable 20dB attenuation pad and low-cut filter, the C214 can be used in sound fields as high as 156dB SPL – you can use it onstage for close miking loud applications such as drum overheads, guitar amps, or high-output brass. Whatever your needs, the C214 is an excellent mic to have on your side.
Quality AKG Construction
AKG mics are engineered from the ground up to truly perform. The C214 features an integrated capsule suspension that reduces mechanical noise and resonances for even greater sonic accuracy. Plus, the double mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule and ensures high RF immunity without affecting the mic’s acoustical performance. This is one roadworthy mic, too – the C214 features a modern scratch-resistant finish, dent-resistant metal grille, and gold-plated XLR output.