C314 Matched Pair
C314 Matched Pair Pure, honest sound - 1-inch dual-diaphragm capsule  - Image

Pure, honest sound - 1-inch dual-diaphragm capsule

Whether you’re recording in a large concert hall or a one-room studio, you want to capture the emotion and moment, not just the sound. With a full frequency range of 20Hz – 20kHz and the lowest self-noise in its class, the C314 brings out the best in every nuance. Built on the rich heritage of the C414 XLS capsule, its dual computer-matched diaphragms guarantee the highest polar pattern accuracy, while the integrated suspension dramatically reduces noise for pure, faithful recordings.

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Tuned to capture every nuance - four selectable polar patterns

The versatile C314 is the multi-instrumentalist in your microphone rig, ready to fill in wherever needed. Whether it’s cardioid, supercardioid, omni or figure-8 polar patters, there are plenty of ways to get the most natural sound from any instrument—electric and acoustic guitars, drums, and much more. Employ a supercardioid pattern to reduce drum spill, then quickly switch to a figure-8 pattern to balance out two vocalists. These easy-to-access options make the AKG C314 a great addition to any studio with limited space.

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Never get overloaded - overload detection LED and bass-cut filter

With a variety of thoughtful extras, the AKG C314 empowers you to make better recordings, hands down. When acting as both artist and engineer, its overload detection LED makes it easy to see when your input levels are too high. This helps you take full advantage of the mic’s huge dynamic range, and only engage the pad when necessary. Its bass-cut filter, too, helps you curb rumbles, vibrations and loud, boomy sounds, and minimizes the proximity effect for balanced recordings.


C314 Matched Pair Four selectable polar patterns - Image

Four selectable polar patterns

Perfect for every application: vocals, guitars, overheads, piano and more

C314 Matched Pair Lowest self noise - Image

Lowest self noise

For the highest resolution in high-dynamic applications, such as miking classic instruments

C314 Matched Pair Overload detection LED - Image

Overload detection LED

Indicates overly high sound pressure levels—know exactly when to use the pad

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Computer-matched diaphragms

Guarantee the highest polar pattern accuracy

C314 Matched Pair Integrated capsule suspension - Image

Integrated capsule suspension

Reduces mechanical noise and resonances

C314 Matched Pair 20 dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter - Image

20 dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter

For close-up recording and reducing the proximity effect

Specs & Downloads

Item# 3386X00110


Perfect twins

The AKG C314 professional multi-pattern condenser microphone belongs to one of the industry’s most widely used studio and stage microphone families, designed for enthusiasts and professionals alike. It has advanced features that help artists fine-tune their signature sound, such as four selectable polar patterns, a high class, self-noise level and an overload detection LED. Using the same one-inch dual diaphragm capsule as the C414 XLS, musicians, engineers and producers can have the confidence that their audience will experience every subtle nuance as it was intended. Realistic stereo recordings require microphones with outstanding performance and excellent quality. It also requires performance consistency and accurate localization from the pair of microphones. Therefore, every factory-matched pair of C314s is created from thousands of individual microphones selected by AKG‘s sophisticated computer-aided matching method. The result is the highest possible correlation over the whole frequency range and virtually identical sensitivity for stunning, three-dimensional recordings.

General Specifications

Audio frequency bandwidth
20 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level
8 dB-A
20 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise
86 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad
-20 dB
Bass cut filter
100 Hz, 12dB/octave
Electrical impedance
200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance
1000 Ohms

Audio Output

Balanced XLR

Powering Interface

44 to 52 V
3 mA


Pro Studio


Drums / Percussion

What's in The Box?

  • 2 x C314 Microphones
  • 2 x W214 Windscreens
  • 2 x H85 Universal Shock Mounts
  • 2 x SA60 Stand Adapters
  • 1 x H50 Stereo Bar
  • 1 x Metal Carrying Case

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What the Pro’s are Saying

Sound on Sound:

Sound on Sound:

“As a versatile and high-quality multi–pattern mic, the C314 has a lot going for it. The build quality is excellent, it is supplied with a useful set of accessories, it has a high maximum SPL capability, and an impressively low–noise output. It also sounds very good overall.”

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