New handheld live vocal microphone combines legendary studio-quality sound with innovative acoustical advances for flawless live performances
AKG by HARMAN today announced the new AKG C636 master reference handheld condenser microphone. Building on the legendary studio-quality sound of the acclaimed C535 microphone, the C636 innovates by providing professional singers with unparalleled stage reliability and performance. In addition to a custom-tuned capsule with hand-selected components, the C636 is engineered to reject feedback, handling noise and pop noise so vocalists can fully focus on their performance.
“A singer’s voice is their single most important instrument, and the AKG C636 captures their sound in the most unfiltered, uncompressed and natural way possible,” said Erich Gaertner, Product Line Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The original C535 is renowned for its legendary audio quality and has appeared on countless stages worldwide. With the C636, we’ve kept that same sound and updated the design with state-of-the-art technology to create a stage microphone that combines best-in-class sound quality and onstage reliability.”
The AKG C636 features three proprietary technologies that are designed to address several common problems singers face on stage, including feedback, handling noise and pop noise.
- The C636 essentially eliminates feedback by combining a uniform cardioid polar pattern throughout the entire frequency spectrum with a specially designed suspension and grille for the capsule. This unique approach to housing the capsule avoids unwanted sound reflections on the back of the capsule, ensuring feedback and spill over rejection.
- The C636 innovates by integrating the world’s first double shock suspension system, greatly reducing unwanted handling noise. The capsule sits on a highly absorbent rubber bearing that eliminates any structure-based noise, while an adjustable balancing network cancels vibrations over a wide frequency range.
- A multilayer protection system prevents unwanted pop noises. The protection system consists of the grille, a foam layer behind the grille and a magnetically attached computer-modelled mesh layer on top of the capsule—providing singers with a clear, plosive-free vocal performance. This three-layer protection system is virtually unique to AKG and sets the new standard for pop noise suppression in the market.
In addition, thanks to a robust, zinc-alloy housing with a spring steel grille and 24-carat gold-plated capsule, the C636 is extremely rugged and durable enough to last a lifetime of performances.
Pricing and Availability
The AKG C636 will be available April 2017 and is expected to RRP at £399 inc VAT, although pricing is still to be confirmed at time of writing. For more information, please click here.
AKG by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/akg.