AKG Pro Audio Ara Professional USB-C Condenser Microphone, Blue and Silver

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AKG Pro Audio Ara Professional USB-C Condenser Microphone, Blue and Silver
$105.00

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The AKG Pro Audio Ara Professional USB-C Condenser Microphone, Blue and Silver are two-pattern USB microphone lets podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians capture pro-quality, high-resolution sound right from their desktops. Whether you are streaming or recording, capture audio at 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for crystal-clear speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Ara 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 is plug-and-play simple, thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers.
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The AKG Pro Audio Ara Professional USB-C Condenser Microphone, Blue and Silver are dual-mode USB microphone lets podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians capture pro-quality, high-resolution sound right from their desktops. Whether you are streaming or recording, capture audio at up to 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for crystal-clear speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Ara 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 with the integrated base stand (included), on a desktop boom arm, or with a common microphone stand. On the go? Take an OTG adapter or Apple Camera Adapter with you, and use Ara when away from your desktop computer. It is plug-and-play simple, thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers. 

Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound

Record professional-quality audio at up to 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for ultimate speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Gamers experience the thrills of fidelity that outperforms headsets, and videoconferencing is elevated with crystal-clear sound that is far superior to built-in laptop or phone mics. And with a max SPL of 120 dB, there is plenty of headroom for recording high-output instruments like drums, horns and electric guitars.

Record Anything With Capsule Array Modes

Ara provides two selectable pickup patterns for maximum versatility. The directional Front (cardioid) pattern captures sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; it is perfect for podcast hosts, bloggers, gamers, videoconferencing and miking instruments. The Front and Back (omni) pattern picks up sound evenly from all sides, making it ideal for capturing interviews with multiple speakers, tracking multiple singers and instruments, or recording ambient sounds on location.

Simple to Connect, Simple to Set Up, Easy to Use

Recording with Ara is plug-and-play simple. Connect directly to Mac and Windows computers and game consoles using a standard USB-C connector, to Android devices using an OTG USB adapter cable, and to iOS devices using an optional Apple Camera Adapter and a powered USB hub. Every function you need is easily accessible, including pattern selection, a mic mute button with LED indicator and a 3.5mm headphone jack for latency-free monitoring.

Adaptable to Any Space

Ara compact footprint and versatile mounting options make it ideal for both desktop use and studio recording scenarios. Set Ara on a desktop using the included yoke and base stand or attach to a boom arm or standard mic stand; use the included adapter for European mic stands.

AKG PRO AUDIO ARA PROFESSIONAL USB-C CONDENSER MICROPHONE FEATURES

  • Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound - 24-bit/96kHz High-resolution audio.

  • Two Audio Capture Modes - Two-capsule mic array provides two user-friendly capture modes.

  • Easy Setup and Universal Compatibility - Intuitive, plug-and-play setup and operation with support for Mac and PC, plus iOS and Android tablets and phones.

  • Headphone Output and Volume Control - Zero latency monitoring while tracking with full control over output volume, mic gain and mute.

  • Versatile Mounting Options - Used with the integrated base stand, with a desktop boom arm, or a common microphone stand.

  • Modern Design - Camera-ready styling for on-screen appeal.

  • Complete Production Solution - Includes Ableton Live 11 Lite audio production software.

BOX INCLUDES

  • 1 x AKG Ara Microphone

  • 1 x 2m USB-C to USB-A cable

  • 1 x 3/8 Inch to 5/8 Inch Microphone Stand Adapter

  • 1 x Quick Start Guide

  • 1 x Regulatory Documents

  • 1 x Ableton Live 11 Lite Registration Card

AKG PRO AUDIO ARA PROFESSIONAL USB-C CONDENSER MICROPHONE 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 (The technical specification on the packaging of Harman AKG Ara incorrectly states that this microphone supports 192 kHz. The correct specification is 96 kHz. Harman is actively working to correct this error, and will have corrected AKG Ara packaging available after November 1, 2021.)

  • 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 Dimensions (L x W x H): 182 x 114 X 221 mm

  • Product Weight: 0.665 kg

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Brand: AKG

  • Manufacturer SKU: C22-USB

  • UPC: 885038048442

  • Type: Microphone