At Prolight + Sound 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, AKG by Harman debuted the AKG C7 reference condenser vocal microphone (price TBA). The C7 is designed to prevent feedback, handling noise and pop noise, and its rugged enclosure—a zinc-alloy housing with a spring steel grille and 24-carat gold-plated capsule—is engineered to withstand the most demanding live performance environments.
The C7 provides AKG sound quality thanks to the custom-tuned super-cardioid condenser capsule. In addition, the C7 is said to handle extremely high SPL levels without distortion.
AKG states that the C7 prevents feedback by delivering a perfect super-cardioid polar pattern throughout the entire frequency spectrum.
Additionally, the C7 promises to eliminate handling noise through a built-in mechano-pneumatic shock absorption system. The system features a rubber layer surrounding the capsule, ensuring that vibrations from the housing are not transferred to the capsule.
Lastly, a multilayer protection system is said to prevent unwanted pop noises. The protection system comprises three layers: the grille, a foam layer behind the grille and a layer of mesh atop the C7 capsule.
Find more information at www.akg.com/pro/p/c7.