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AKG Acoustics C 568 B

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $732
  • Discontinued


C 568 B Documentation

HypercardioidAKG Acoustics C 568 B

Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

  • Compact, short shotgun microphone
  • Integrated, switchable bass cut filter minimizes mechanical noise
  • Operates on phantom power

High directivity and wide frequency response in a relatively short shotgun make this microphone a perfect tool for theater, sound reinforcement, and film/TV applications.

Due to its compact and lightweight design, the C 568 B is ideal for camera mount applications. Below 500 Hz it functions as a hypercardioid microphone; above 500 Hz the acoustic interference tube introduces increasing directivity. A switchable 12 dB/octave 120 Hz bass cut filter effectively suppresses rumble and wind noise. The rugged, all-metal body contains the built-in preamp. Phantom powering (9-52 V) required; foam windscreen and stand adapter included.

The AKG Acoustics C 568 B is also known as: C568B, C 568 B.


Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
C 568 B Hypercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (11 mV/Pa; 20 to 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: HPF: 12 dB/octave @ 120Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
600 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 128 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
160g (5.64oz) 253mm (9.96'') 21mm (0.83'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9 to 52v

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