The history of AKG
Audio quality is seventy : seven decades AKG. In the world of sound and professional audio, AKG microphones and headphones have for decades been synonymous with products of excellence. In 2017, the company will proudly celebrate its seventieth anniversary and begin the next phase of its international expansion. Recording studios, radio and television stations, operas and prestigious theaters all over the world use AKG equipment. Our microphones and helmets are often present in the photos of the great stars of international music for many years. AKG is today one of the world leaders in the manufacture of high-quality microphones, headsets and wireless equipment. Here is the brief summary of the genesis of one of the most prestigious brands in the world of professional audio.
Founded in 1947 in Vienna, Austria, by Rudolf Goerike and Ernst Pless, AKG quickly became one of the major players in the audio world. To say that AKG is synonymous with "good sound" is an euphemism; "Excellent" is more appropriate, because it represents passion for the quality of musical reproduction and natural propensity to innovation. In the early months of the company, the first AKG microphones were already acclaimed by radio stations, jazz clubs and concert halls. These equipments (the AKG DYN series) were at the time hand-made by a staff of five.
In 1949, the first AKG helmets appeared on the market. Then, in the early 1950s, AKG created the sensation with new products totally unreleased: the D 12, the first high-quality cardioid condenser microphone; The C 12, the first multi-purpose remote-controlled microphone; And the D 36 which will be a milestone in the history of acoustics. The BBC will be one of the first buyers of the famous C 12 for its London studios.
AKG extends worldwide
With its growing success, AKG also extends geographically with the creation of a subsidiary in Germany in 1955. In the late 1950s, AKG's distribution network was extended to other countries in Europe and beyond . In the sixties, AKG will begin to export to the countries of the former Eastern Bloc and Latin America. Concerned about the technological quality of its products, AKG will remain focused on what it can do: high-end audio sensors. The result will be products of excellence of all categories. In the following years, AKG will market the first two-way cardioid microphones (D 202, D 224) and develop the modular CMS condenser system.
1970s: AKG innovates all the way
The 1970s began as the 1960s ended: by continuous innovations. AKG inaugurated the decade with the presentation of the BX 20, the first mobile studio reverb unit. In 1972, British Post issued a special stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the BBC showing historical microphones and models from the AKG catalog. One year later, AKG will be awarded its thousandth patent, at the same time as the K 140 integrated helmets, which will be followed by other innovations such as the AKG TS (Transversal Suspension) system, the first two-way World, and line-up of voice-optimized microphones that will cement the international reputation of AKG products. In the late 1970s, the first contracts were signed with Frank Sinatra, Roger Whittaker, Falco and other artists. Thanks to its technological mastery, AKG plays a pioneering role in the field of digital then in full emergence. The first equipment was successfully used for the Moscow Olympics in 1980. The company will continue on the path of innovation with products such as BX 25 ED digital / analog reverb and wide-diaphragm stereo condenser microphones and solid-state circuits.
New image on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary
AKG will be celebrating its seventieth anniversary in 2017, but rather than look back on its journey, the company prefers to look at its future with confidence on the basis of growth. Alongside an expansion to new international markets, AKG's strategic positioning in existing and emerging markets will be at the center of its efforts. To achieve these objectives, the brand has recently renewed its logo and revitalized its image. Many AKG products, innovative and unpublished, will be marketed in 2017. In doing so, and taking in parallel with many other initiatives, AKG aims to keep the world-wide reputation of its headsets and microphones in the world of professional audio.
The Perception Wireless high performance Presenter Set delivers brilliant sound and is surprisingly easy to use. The included CK99 lavalier microphone clips on quickly and easily, and provides optimum intelligibility for theater performances, presentations or talk shows. The SR45 receiver provides professional XLR and 1/4" jack outputs.SR45 Receiver PT45 Body-pack transmitter CK99 L Lavalier microphone Universal power supply
The AKG Perception 45 Vocal Set wireless microphone offers brilliant sound and is surprisingly easy to use.The SR 45 receiver is equipped with professional XLR and 1/4 "jack outputs. Audio level and squelch are adjustable on the receiver. The hand transmitter is equipped with a steel spring and a grille to protect the dynamic transducer. Its pattern ensures maximum gain for your voice.SR 45 Receiver HT 45 portable transmitter Universal power supply with US / UK / EU adapter SA 45 bracket adapter and AA size battery
K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Studio Headphones are designed for professional applications such as mixing, mastering and playback. Advanced XXL transducers with Varimotion diaphragms offer a wide dynamic range, increased sensitivity and high sound levels. The semi-open design offers a range of solid basses and extremely clear tops. The ear pads wrap the ears making them extremely comfortable to wear. The K240 Studio has a mini professional XLR connector for quick cable replacement. The 3 m cable includes a convertible jack to easily connect portable equipment. Type of helmet: semi-open Input power max. : 200 mW Audio frequency bandwidth: 15 to 25000 Hz Sensitivity Headphone: 104 dB SPL / V Rated impedance: 55 Ohms Removable Cable Length of cable: 3 m Replaceable pads Type Stereo plug: 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) with 6.3 mm (1/4 ") screw adapter
Plug and Play! WMS40 MINI systems are perfect for those who need a fast and reliable HF link to implement. A fixed frequency to choose from 3 (ISM1-ISM2-ISM3) when purchasing the system. Once the batteries in the transmitter and receiver are switched on, the system is operational immediately without any configuration. A fixed frequency HF channel Frequency ISM1 Metal housing Miniature transmitter Powered by a single 1.5 V AA battery (30 hours of battery life) Multiple frequency capability for simultaneous use of 3 channels Frequency UHF ISM (Works throughout Europe)
Micro Static Tie Mini XLR. Capsule cardioid tie, mini XLR Type Capsule Tie Mini Connector XLR-3 Power supply 1.5 to 10 VDC or 9 to 52 V Alim. Phantom of Choice Audio Specification Cardioid Directivity Frequency Response 15-18kHz Sensitivity 8.8 mV / Pa (-41 dBV) Impedance 200 ohms Impedance in load Mini> 2000 ohms Signal to Noise Ratio (DIN / IEC) 60 dB Noise 34 dB-A SPL Max (0.5% THD) 118 dB (k = 1%)
The Emotion TriPower series is especially designed for live vocal and instrumental applications. Thanks to their satin finish, the hand pickups offer a particularly pleasant feel. A new design of the capsule suspension reduces handling noise. An oversized protective grid and a patented doubleflex anti-vibration system make microphones particularly suited to harsh scenic constraints. Dynamic Microphone Evolution of the series Tripower New Varimotion diaphragm improves frequency response Compatible with TM40 transmitter module
Designed on the basis of AKG's know-how for decades, as well as feedback from sound engineers from around the world who use the AKG studio microphones every day, this all-purpose 25 mm diaphragm microphone 1 ") brings studio quality from AKG to the world of recording, live sound and broadcasting. Equipped with a large diaphragm 1 " The PERCEPTION is a true condenser microphone with a very high level of performance. All metal body Extremely robust for fearless use on stage Able to withstand high pressures up to 145 dB without introducing noticeable distortion Designed to withstand high temperatures and hydrometry Delivers excellent sound recording results in any environment. Studio microphone with large diaphragm. It is equipped with a 12dB / Oct to 300Hz switchable low cut filter to reduce transmission or wind noise and unwanted effects due to proximity sound. A 10 dB attenuator also makes it possible to increase the dynamic reserve for a sound without distortion. Low-cut filter Attenuator -10 dB Frequency Ranges: 20 Hz - 20 kHz Polar Chart: Cardioid Sensitivity: 18 mV / Pa Impedance: 200 Ohms Max. Pressure 0.5 DHT: 135/145 dB (0 / -10 dB)
The microphone AKG PERCEPTION 420 is an excellent micro studio that brings the selection of polar diagram with the choice between cardioid, omnidirectional and figure in 8. Equipped with a large diaphragm 1 " The PERCEPTION is a true condenser microphone with a very high level of performance. All metal body Extremely robust for fearless use on stage Able to withstand high pressures up to 145 dB without introducing noticeable distortion Designed to withstand high temperatures and hydrometry Delivers excellent sound recording results in any environment. Type: Static Category: Voices and Instruments Field of action: Cardioid / Bidirectional / Omnidirectional Frequency Response: From 30 to 20000 Hz Sensitivity: 28 mV / Pa Maximum sound pressure: 145 dB Low cut filter Dynamic attenuator Cap Type: Large
The HT 4500 is a professional pocket transmitter with a rugged body and connects to a choice of six different microphone elements to cover a wide range of applications. Microphone elements include dynamic cardioid and condenser and hypercardioid patterns. The 30 MHz broadband UHF offers up to 1200 selectable frequencies *, and several banks of predefined frequencies for different countries help you to set up a multichannel system very quickly. A backlit display makes it very easy to adjust the HT 4500 at the same frequency as the SR 4500 receiver. A pilot tone system continuously sends transmitter status data, including the position of the MUTE switch and the remaining battery life.
Diversity UHF receiver for WMS 4500, Band 2. Diversity UHF receiver for WMS 4500, Band 2 Tuner diversity UHF receiver with 1U 1/2 rack metal housing, available in the 8 frequency bands of the WMS4500 system. The WMS 4500 is a UHF system whose frequencies are available on 8 bands of 30MHz. The choice of preprogrammed frequency banks permits the legitimate use of a multichannel system, regardless of the band requested Silent mode: allows the microphone to be put into operation while keeping its RF transmitter switched off, which makes it possible to prepare an emergency transmitter without disturbing the original broadcast The "pilot tone" transmits to the receiver the state of the mute and the monitoring of battery wear The hand and pocket systems have an automatic or manual adjustment of the microphone gain The system offers the possibility of being controlled via an Ethernet network for a greater flexibility of use
The C1000S is equipped with a small size capsule, ideal for taking overhead drum sound, piano and acoustic instruments. Very robust, it is used as well on stage as in studio and is also totally adapted to the report radio and TV. Use without phantom power thanks to a power supply with two 1.5 V AA batteries for an autonomy of 120 hours. Gain switch 0 / -10 Db 80 Hz switchable low-cut filter Capsule and contact gold for better resistance to moisture Delivered with W1001 windscreen and PB1000 presence corrector optimizing speech intelligibility thanks to a 5 dB boost between 5 KHz and 9 KHz
The Emotion TriPower series is especially designed for live vocal and instrumental applications. Thanks to their satin finish, the hand pickups offer a particularly pleasant feel. A new design of the capsule suspension reduces handling noise. An oversized protective grid and a patented doubleflex anti-vibration system make microphones particularly suited to harsh scenic constraints. Dynamic Cardioid Microphone Evolution of the series Tripower New Varimotion diaphragm improves frequency response Compatible with TM40 transmitter module
This dynamic stage microphone has a wide frequency response, slightly reinforced at the end of medium and high for a crisp instrumental sound ideal for woods, strings, guitar amps and choirs, plus better speech intelligibility. Its outstanding performance is the result of Varimotion Tiefzieh AKG membrane technology and independent of the cardioid characteristic frequency that provides effective feedback suppression. It also features the revolutionary Doubleflex anti-vibration system. Dynamic Microphone Wide frequency response Slightly increased at the end of the medium and high Crisp instrumental sound ideal for woods, horns, guitar amps and choirs High speech intelligibility Cardioid frequency-independent features for suppression of effective feedback Doubleflex anti-vibration system High sensitivity (2.5 mV / Pa) resulting from the use of a high-energy neodymium-iron-boron magnet Lightweight molded metal body with black matte finish
AKG standard microphone kit for AKG D 112 microphone and four AKG C 418 M microphones with aluminum carrying case. AKG C 418 M Condenser hyper-cardioid miniature micro tie with shock absorber mounted capsule; Ideal for recording drums and percussions; Microphone arm with additional corner seal. AKG D 112 Microphone Dynamic, ideal for bass drum or serious instrument Successor of the famous D 12 This cardioid microphone is intended for the sound recording of serious instruments: bass drum, double bass, trombone, tuba, etc ... Integrated wind screen Xlr 3 b 20 to 17000 Hz 600 Ohms
The 240 is the descendant of a long line of studio headphones with its own and neutral sound, and ready to stay hours on your ears but think that the extended listening of the walkman can damage the ear of the user. Semi-open helmet Patented self-adjusting headband Leatherette pads and ultra-soft velvet Headphones Varimotion ™ patented dynamic loudspeakers High noise attenuation Asymmetrical and removable cable Cable copper OFC 3 m Nominal impedance: 55 ohms
Helmet Closed Circumaural type. Ideal for working in home studio or just listening to music on the go. AKG Perception Headphones deliver professional sound quality for an economical budget. Their leather-coated headphones and adjustable headrests enhance comfort for long periods of time, but feel that listening to the player may damage the user's ear. Headphones Headphones 3.5 mm jack Cable 3 m Nominal impedance: 32 ohms