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OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalSupercardioidAKG Acoustics C314

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The AKG C314 is a multipattern FET condenser with switchable pad and filter options. In terms of both features and cost, it fits into the AKG project studio product line between the C214 (MSRP $499) and C414 XLS (MSRP $1499).

The capsule is an edge-terminated, large-diaphragm design, mounted on an internal suspension. This is the same capsule as is used in the C414 XLS.

A switch on one side of the body controls the high-pass filter, which removes low-frequency content below 100Hz with a slope of 12dB/octave.

A switch on the opposite side of the mic body enables a 20dB preattenuation pad. Below this switch is an LED that indicates that the mic has overloaded (clipped).

On the rear side of the mic, a 4-position switch sets the mic’s polar pattern: Omni, Cardioid, Supercardioid, Figure-8.

The mic has relatively high sensitivity (20mV/Pa) and very low self-noise (8dBA).

The C314 includes the H85 shockmount, SA60 stand adapter, W214 foam windscreen, and a metal flightcase.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Supercardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 155 dB
Self-noise: 8.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
300g (10.58oz) 160mm (6.30'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ±4v

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