AKG Acoustics is an internationally renowned audio equipment manufacturer, known especially for its microphones and headphones. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the company was founded in 1947 and is a pioneer in the field of audio technology. AKG has earned a reputation for high-quality equipment that can be found in professional sound recording studios, broadcast stations and live stages around the world.


AKG was founded in 1947 by Dr. Rudolf Görike and Ernst Pless, with the initials of the two founders forming the name of the company. The company began producing microphones and headphones for the cinema market and quickly became known for its innovative and high-quality products. By the 1950s, AKG had expanded its product line to include a range of sound recording and transmission equipment, including mixers and turntables. AKG was purchased by Harman International Industries in 1994 and became part of Samsung Electronics in 2017.

Significant products

The following microphones represent a cross-section of AKG’s product line, which covers a wide range of applications in sound recording and transmission.

  • C 414: The C 414 is a condenser microphone that has become a standard in professional recording studios since its introduction in the 1970s. It is known for its versatility, with multiple switchable polar patterns and high sound quality.
  • D 112: The D 112 is a dynamic microphone designed specifically for recording bass instruments, especially bass drums. It is known for its ability to withstand high sound pressure levels while delivering good sound quality.wise.
  • C 214: The C 214 is a lower cost, yet high quality condenser microphone based on the design of the C 414. It is especially popular with home studio enthusiasts and semi-professional sound engineers.
  • C 451: The C 451 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone often used as an overhead microphone for drum recording or for miking acoustic stringed instruments. It is known for its detailed, accurate sound.
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