At Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, AKG by Harman introduced the C314 dual-diaphragm condenser microphone. The C314 (price TBA) features a dual-diaphragm capsule with four selectable polar patterns. Each of the diaphragms is matched to guarantee the highest polar pattern accuracy. It also includes the same C414 XLS gold-plated membrane for high linearity and neutral sound.
The C314 is the latest in AKG’s family of condenser microphones whose models include the C214, C414 B-XL II and C414 B-TL II, among others.
The C314 further offers 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. It includes an integrated capsule suspension, reducing mechanical noise and resonances. A double-mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule and ensures high RF immunity without affecting the microphone’s acoustical performance. It has a 20dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reduction of the proximity effect.
Accessories include a rugged carrying case, windscreen, spider suspension mount and stand adapter.
Find more information at www.akg.com/pro/p/c314.