Frankfurt, Germany (April 17, 2015)—AKG by HARMAN has introduced its C314 dual-diaphragm condenser microphone, presented as sporting low self-noise, a flat, high linear frequency response and neutral sound.
The C314 condenser microphones, designed specifically for recording applications, includes a dual-diaphragm capsule with four selectable polar patterns; each of the diaphragms is matched with the intention of creating optimal polar pattern accuracy. The mic also has the C414 microphone’s XLS gold-plated membrane, and an overload LED Detection Display, which indicates overly high sound pressure levels. This feature allows the user to make adjustments to the microphone setup rather than in the recorded track.
Inside the microphone, the capsule is held via integrated capsule suspension, reducing mechanical noise and resonances. A double-mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule in an effort to ensure high RF immunity without affecting the microphone’s acoustical performance. There is also a 20 dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reduction of the proximity effect.