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AKG launches C636 ‘master reference’ handheld condenser

UK distributor Sound Technology has announced the immediate availability of an ambitious new handheld condenser microphone, the AKG C636 master reference handheld condenser model. Building on the well respected C535, Sound Tech says: ‘The C636 innovates by providing professional singers with unparalleled stage reliability and performance. In addition to a custom-tuned capsule with hand-selected components, the C636 is engineered to reject feedback, handling noise and pop noise so vocalists can fully focus on their performance’.

‘A singer’s voice is their single most important instrument, and the AKG C636 captures their sound in the most unfiltered, uncompressed and natural way possible, said Erich Gaertner, Product Line Manager, Harman Professional Solutions. ‘The original C535 is renowned for its legendary audio quality and has appeared on countless stages worldwide. With the C636, we’ve kept that same sound and updated the design with state-of-the-art technology to create a stage microphone that combines best-in-class sound quality and onstage reliability.’

The AKG C636 features three proprietary technologies that are designed to address several common problems singers face on stage, including feedback, handling noise and pop noise.

The C636 essentially eliminates feedback by combining a uniform cardioid polar pattern throughout the entire frequency spectrum with a specially designed suspension and grille for the capsule. This unique approach to housing the capsule avoids unwanted sound reflections on the back of the capsule, ensuring feedback and spill over rejection.

The C636 integrates the world’s first double shock suspension system, ‘…greatly reducing unwanted handling noise. The capsule sits on a highly absorbent rubber bearing that eliminates any structure-based noise, while an adjustable balancing network cancels vibrations over a wide frequency range,’ AKG says

A multilayer protection system prevents unwanted pop noises. The protection system consists of the grille, a foam layer behind the grille and a magnetically attached computer-modelled mesh layer on top of the 23 carat gold plated capsule.

The AKG C636 is available now priced at £399 RRP inc VAT.


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