pagamini 12/20/2008

AKG C 214 : pagamini's user review


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See below.

delivered in a suitcase with a good quality anti vibration support.
This mic seems very solid.
Use only cardioid (the difference with the 414, and which justifies its price). Use to be reserved for the home studio, so (in my case).


Used for a short month.
I had an AKG C2000B and two 451EB, and I tried other mics in the studio.
Compared to C2000B, it is clearly a step up.
On the one hand, the sound is deeper, richer, while remaining as clear. The sound is also wider. Now I understand why everyone was so emphatic about 414 C!
The pressure that can be applied before saturation is also impressive (obviously, with a membrane "...)

Tried with a guitar, it sounds round, with a nice gloss, but no sound harsh (well, I must say that I have added a tube preamp TLA ivory).

I knew the C2000B was limited, but I realize now how.

Now I compare my records with professional recordings with much less shame :-)
The price / quality ratio peaked. AKG hits hard with a micro equivalent to 414 C for many uses less than 400 €.

Before long, such a micro no. It seems that a new market opens with microphones around the € 400, almost the same quality as the studio microphones, but limited in use patterns. Basically, the "professional" for the home studio.

I do not regret my purchase at all (in contrast), and strongly recommends the same.
I would however not able to offer it before because ... It has just been released!

I'm not 10, because it has no mode other than cardio.

A future best seller.