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AKG LYRA C44-USB
$299.99

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AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone
C44-USB
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Description

Visually inspired by the studio classic C414 condenser mic, the AKG Lyra is a multipattern USB condenser microphone offering high-definition audio, powerful versatility, and superb simplicity while staying stylish for on-screen appearances. 24-bit / 192 kHz conversion, a built-in shockmount, and internal diffusion yield pristine sonic quality for your recordings, whether you're creating online content, podcasting, vlogging, live streaming, or producing music.

The Lyra's proprietary Adaptive Capsule Array utilizes four condenser capsules to give you four user-friendly capture modes—front, front and back, tight stereo, and wide stereo—to handle scenarios such as voiceovers, two-person podcasts, side-by-side interviews, studio/live performances, and more. Just connect the Lyra to your Mac/Windows computer or iOS/Android mobile device, and plug in headphones to the 3.5mm port on the bottom of the Lyra; its plug-and-play setup means that there are no drivers to install or software settings to configure.

Easily optimize your signal via the Lyra's onboard controls, which give you intuitive access to the pattern selection, mic gain, headphone volume, and mute switch. Take advantage of the integrated desktop stand and its built-in cable management to place the Lyra on a table, or remove the desktop stand to mount the Lyra on a boom arm or standard mic stand.

Versatile Applications

Whether you're recording a podcast interview, a YouTube video voice-over, or your next Spotify single, Lyra's innovative AKG Adaptive Capsule Array adapts to your performance to record pristine audio. The Lyra can handle anything from traditional voice/instrument recording to vlogging, live streaming, field recording, and web conferencing.

Ultra-HD Audio Quality

The Lyra's advanced circuitry delivers acoustically transparent, 24-bit / 192 kHz audio resolution to meet the standards of 4K Ultra-HD projects. An internal self-adjusting shock mount mitigates vibrations from reaching the capsules, and the proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention and built-in sound diffuser work together to automatically reduce noise, eliminate pops, and improve signal levels.

Adaptive Four-Capsule Array

The Lyra's proprietary Adaptive Capsule Array utilizes four condenser capsules to offer four user-friendly capture modes (polar patterns)—front, front and back, tight stereo, and wide stereo—to accommodate a variety of performances and applications. LED indicators display the capture mode at a glance.

  • Front: Isolates the target source from distracting background noise by rejecting unwanted sounds at the microphone back and sides—ideal for spoken word, vocals, and close-miked instruments.
  • Front and Back: Captures and blends together sound equally on all sides—ideal for face-to-face interviews and duets.
  • Tight Stereo: Captures audio in true stereo, providing discrete left and right audio for great sound separation—ideal for recording side-by-side interviews, panel discussions, drums, or piano.
  • Wide Stereo: Captures audio with greater stereo separation, room ambience, and depth—ideal for situations where you want to capture sounds all around the mic, such as documentaries, field recordings, or spontaneous jam sessions.

Plug-and-Play Universal Compatibility

Plug-and-play setup for Mac/Windows computers and iOS/Android devices ensures easy operation; no assembly and no messing with software settings. Simply connect the Lyra to your device with the supplied USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable, a separately available Apple Camera Connection Kit (for Lightning devices), or an optional OTG adapter cable to use it with popular audio and video production software, live streaming, and conferencing applications.

Headphone Monitoring with Zero Latency

When you're speaking, singing, or playing an instrument in the studio, you need to hear yourself and your backing tracks at the same time in order to perform your best. That's why Lyra is equipped with a "zero-latency" 3.5mm headphone jack to eliminate the short delay between when you perform into the microphone and when you hear yourself in the headphones, so you can stay focused on your performance.

Styled with Vintage Appeal

Inspired by classic studio microphones like the legendary AKG C414, Lyra's sleek design is sure to spark your creativity. Every function you need—capture modes, mic gain, headphone volume, and mute—is ergonomically positioned and easily accessed right on the mic so you can stay in the moment while always being in control. An integrated, removable, perma-tilt desktop stand with built-in cable management makes it easy to position the mic on your desktop. The Lyra can also be mounted to a traditional mic stand or microphone boom arm for more flexibility in the studio.

Powerful Bundled Software

The Lyra works seamlessly with all major audio and video production software and online platforms, and includes Ableton Live Lite recording software so you can create content right away.

Technical Specifications

Microphone
Form Factor Stand/Boom-Mount
Sound Field Mono, Stereo
Stereo/Surround Configuration A/B (Adjustable Stereo Width)
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern Selection Switched (Adjustable on Mic)
Orientation Side Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad None
High-Pass Filter None
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment Yes
Indicators Single LED (Status)
On-Board Controls Gain, Headphone Volume, Polar Pattern, Mic Mute
Windscreen None
Performance
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz 
Maximum SPL 129 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Connectivity
Output Connectors 1 x USB Type-C
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length 6.6' / 2.01 m
Wireless Connectivity None
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion 24-Bit 
Sample Rate 192 kHz
Digital Signal Processing None
Internal Memory None
Operating System Support Android, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Available Port USB 2.0
Power
Bus Power USB
Operating Voltage 5 V
Operating Current Consumption 75 mA
Physical
Color Silver
Mounting 3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Tabletop (with Included Hardware)
Dimensions ø: 6 x L: 97.44" / ø: 15.24 x L: 247.5 cm
Weight 2.03 lb / 0.92 kg (with Mount)

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