Lyra

Ultra-HD Multimode USB microphone

SRP £139.00 inc VAT


Capture It All With Unmatched Sound Quality


Whether you’re podcasting, making YouTube videos, live streaming, or recording your next hit, easily do it all and sound like a pro with the AKG Lyra Ultra HD, multimode USB microphone.

For 70 years, the world’s top recording studios and concert stages have relied on AKG microphones to craft today’s biggest hits. AKG Lyra brings that legendary acoustic engineering to a versatile USB microphone that delivers the highest-quality audio in its class.

Inside, advanced circuitry delivers acoustically transparent, 4K-compatible, Ultra HD-grade, 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution. Lyra’s internal self-adjusting shock mount minimises contact noise, and its built-in sound diffuser and AKG’s proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention automatically reduce noise, eliminate pops and improve signal levels.


Your Built-In Recording Engineer: AKG Adaptive Capsule Array


Whether you’re recording a podcast interview, a YouTube video voice-over, or your next Spotify single, Lyra’s innovative AKG Adaptive Capsule Array adapts to your performance to record pristine audio. Four versatile capture modes eliminate guesswork, so you can quickly dial in professional sound:


Front - Isolates your target source from distracting background noise by rejecting unwanted sounds at the microphone back and sides. It’s perfect for recording or live-streaming spoken word, vocals, or close-miked instruments.


Front & Back - Captures and blends together sound equally on all sides; ideal for face-to-face interviews and duets.


Tight Stereo - Captures audio in true stereo. Because this setting provides discrete left and right audio, it provides great sound separation for side-by-side interviews or panel discussions, and is perfect for recording instruments like drums or piano.


Wide Stereo - Captures audio with greater stereo separation, room ambience, and depth. This setting is ideal for situations where you want to capture sounds all around the mic, such as documentaries, field recordings, or spontaneous jam sessions.


  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, Android and iOS devices
  • 4K-ready, Ultra HD, 24-bit/192kHz resolution with a full-spectrum frequency response of 20 Hz–20 kHz
  • Four intuitive capture modes: Front, Front + Back, Tight Stereo and Wide Stereo
  • Pristine audio via four proprietary, fixed-charge-backplate, permanently polarised condenser capsules
  • LED indicators display polar pattern at a glance
  • Capture Mode Selection 
  • Input Gain Control 
  • Output Volume 
  • Microphone Mute 
  • Camera-ready, vintage-modern design
  • Self-adjusting shock mount reduces surface contact noise
  • Built-in sound diffuser and proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention reduce noise and pops and improve signal levels
  • Integrated, removable perma-tilt desktop stand with cable-management channel
  • Supports desktop or stand-mounted use; threading fits standard booms and stands
  • S/N ratio: 98 dB
  • USB C 2.0 output 
General
Frequency Response20 Hz-22 kHz
Output Impedance16 ohms
Power Output (RMS)24 mW
"Packing modern state-of-the-art technology into retro-styled casing, the Lyra is a must for anyone who records and it delivers A-grade audio that sounds as good as the mic looks." - iCreate Magazine
"The AKG Lyra is the perfect mic for podcasters and musicians." - Forbes.com
"The AKG Lyra is ideal for those who want premium quality audio, without needing several different bits of kit." - The Podcast Host
AKG Lyra Multi-Pattern USB Mic Review / Test
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AKG Lyra Multi-Pattern USB Mic Review / Test
Today we’re looking at the AKG Lyra, a Multi Pattern USB Condenser Microphone, which is in direct competition with the Blue Yeti and Blue Yeti X. This offers a much more detailed and clear sound compared to the blue yeti family of mics, but it falls a bit short in the build quality department as well as some pretty essential features. Buy the AKG Lyra (Affiliate Link) Amazon: https://geni.us/akglyra Sweetwater: http://bit.ly/34GZUUg 00:00 - Introduction 00:20 - Pricing 00:34 - Setup for Testing 00:56 - What’s in the Box 01:15 - Build Quality 01:44 - Walk Through of Features 02:28 - Specifications 03:00 - Polar Pattern Test (Tone 360-degrees) 04:40 - Microphone Mute Test 04:53 - Desktop Stand vs. Boom Arm (Keyboard / Desk Bumps) 05:41 - Microphone Tap Test 06:00 - Keyboard Background Noise Test 06:17 - Distance Test / Proximity Effect Test 06:35 - Untreated Room vs. Treated Room 07:02 - Plosive Rejection Test 07:11 - Preamp Gain Noise Test 07:37 - AKG Lyra vs. Blue Yeti X 08:17 - Latency Test 09:15 - Music Test 10:59 - Pros & Cons 12:47 - Overall thoughts 14:28 - Recommendation 15:14 - Thoughts on AKG Making This Microphone 15:51 - Outro Subscribe For More Videos: https://www.youtube.com/podcastage?sub_confirmation=1 Become a Member: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvOU-zTlankT-JjN3ZzvuKA/join My YouTube Kit: https://podcastage.com/studio My Favorite XLR Mics: https://podcastage.com/rev/favxlr My Favorite USB Mics: https://podcastage.com/rev/favusb NOTE (FULL DISCLOSURE): If you purchase an item using my amazon link, it provides me a small referral fee. For more info check my FAQ page links below. Check the Frequently Asked Questions: https://podcastage.com/faq Vote For What You Want Reviewed: https://podcastage.com/vote Check Out This Stuff TOO: Website: https://www.podcastage.com Discord: https://www.podcastage.com/discord Merch: https://podcastage.com/store Personal: https://www.bandrewscott.com Watch