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AKG Acoustics C636

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  • MSRP: $499


C636 Documentation

CardioidAKG Acoustics C636

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The AKG C636 is a high-end, handheld cardioid condenser microphone designed for live performance.

The mic is a modern update of AKG’s C535 EB microphone. The C636 keeps the same sound as the C535 but adds a completely redesigned exterior and some new features designed to make the mic more durable for live performance.

These new features included a new capsule mounting system where the electret capsule - 24k gold plated - sits on top of a rubber bearing to isolate it from the mic body. This new approach, which AKG calls a “double shock suspension,” reduces handling noise compared to the C535.

The C636 has three types of pop filtering: the grille on the headbasket (made from spring steel), a foam mesh layer, and a magnetically-attached, computer-designed mesh layer wrapped around the capsule.

The C636 is available in nickel or black finish, and comes with an SA61 clip and zippered bag.

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The mic was released in 2017.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (5.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 19mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 150 dB
Self-noise: 20.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 185mm (7.28'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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