AKG Ara Two-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone, 24-bit/96kHz – AKG-C22-USB-LS


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The AKG Ara two-pattern USB microphone lets podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians capture pro-quality, high-resolution sound right from their desktops. Whether you’re streaming or recording, capture audio at 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for crystal-clear speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Ara’s dual pickup patterns let you focus on a single voice or instrument or everyone in the room: Choose the directional Front (cardioid) pattern to focus on sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; use the Front + Back (omni) pattern to pick up sounds all around the mic, such as multiple speakers or a group of performers. Use Ara on a desktop, boom, stand or even on the go, with an optional adapter and your mobile device. It’s plug-and-play simple, thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers.


Product Features:

Pro-Grade Sound – 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution converters provide crisp, clear sound for applications ranging from podcasting to music production

Two Capsule Array Modes – Two-capsule mic array provides two user-friendly capture modes

Plug and Play – ntuitive, plug-and-play setup and operation with support for Mac® and PC, plus iOS® and Android™ tablets and phones

Versatile Mounting – Use with the integrated desktop mic stand or mount to a standard boom mic stand

Complete Solution – Includes Ableton Live 11 audio production software, perfect for projects ranging from podcasts to music production


Product Specifications:

Microphone Transfer Protocol – USB 2.0

Microphone Transducer – 2 fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser capsules

Microphone Capture Modes – Selectable; Front, Front & Back

Microphone Frequency Response – 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Microphone Bit Depth / Sample Rate – 24-bit / 96 kHz

Microphone Maximum SPL – 120 dB SPL (0.5% THD)

Microphone Power Requirement / Consumption – 5V USB / 75 mA

Headphone Output Impedance – 16 ohms

Headphone Power Output (RMS) – 12 mv (16 ohm)

Headphone THD – 0.03% (USB -20dbfs input) ; 0.35% ( Acoustic 94dbfs input)

Headphone Frequency Response – 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Headphone S/N Ratio – 91db (USB input) ; 76db ( Acoustic 94dbfs input)

Box Dims (L x W x H) – 182 x 114 X 221 mm

Product Weight – 0.665 kg