"For those of you wanting an AKG large diaphragm condenser, but without the price tag associated with a new C-414 variant, the C214 is certainly worthy."

The latest studio microphone offering from AKG, the C214, is reviewed in this month's Audio Media Magazine.

The new C 214 is designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end, industry-leading C 414 family. It captures sound combining one side of the legendary C 414 dual-capsule system and AKG's patented Back-Plate Technology that results in an outstanding performance close to the famous C 414 B-XLS.

"The C214 offers a lot of detail in the top end...However, the mic did sound good on low-end instruments like tuba, viola, bass clarinet, and a baritone voice coping well with the dynamic range of the wind instruments and in particular the oft heard, aforementioned tuba."

"The C214's ability to handle high SPL would also make it very suitable for recording loud electric guitars and drum overheads..."

"...I would suggest that with its rugged construction, ability to handle high SPL, and a wide phantom power operating range, that it would make either a good recording mic, a reliable in-house stage mic, or a trusty hire workhorse".

To read the full review, pick up the January Issue of Audio Media Magazine (Issue 218). The AKG C214 is available now at £449 RRP.

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