AKG 2221X00040

AKG 2221X00040

AKG 2221X00040

AKG 2221X00040

Studio Condenser Microphone

SKU: AKG-2221x00040
MSRP: $9,002.29
MAP: $7,199.00


The C12 VR is the reference multi-pattern tube studio condenser microphone with nine polar patterns selectable by a remote control. Among sound engineers, the AKG C12 is considered the holy grail of microphones. This legendary microphone, first built in the 1950s, is one of the most famous tube microphones in history, and its successor is today’s C12 VR.

The C12 VR is an enhanced version of the original C12, from the capsule sound to the original 6072A vacuum tube carefully handcrafted in Vienna, Austria.


General Specifications

  • Audio frequency bandwidth 30 - 20000 Hz
  • Equivalent noise level 22 dB-A
  • Sensitivity 10 mV/Pa
  • Signal to Noise 72 dB-A
  • Preattenuation Pad -10; -20 dB
  • Bass cut filter 100; 130 Hz
  • Electrical impedance 200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance 1000 Ohms
  • Polar Patterns Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure of eight


  • Height 225 mm
  • Diameter 42 mm
  • Net Weight 680 g


  • Finish green/gold

Audio Output

  • Type Balanced XLR
  • Gender Male
  • Contacts 3-pin


  • Pro Studio Yes


  • Vocals Yes
  • Horns / Woodwinds Yes
  • Guitar Amps / Bass Amps Yes