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.
Ultra-HD Audio Quality
Adaptive Four-Capsule Array
- 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
Headphone Monitoring with Zero Latency
Styled with Vintage Appeal
Powerful Bundled Software
|Sound Field||Mono, Stereo|
|Stereo/Surround Configuration||A/B (Adjustable Stereo Width)|
|Operating Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid, Omnidirectional|
|Pattern Selection||Switched (Adjustable on Mic)|
|Indicators||Single LED (Status)|
|On-Board Controls||Gain, Headphone Volume, Polar Pattern, Mic Mute|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Maximum SPL||129 dB SPL (.5% THD)|
|Output Connectors||1 x USB Type-C|
|Headphone Connector||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm|
|Cable Length||6.6' / 2.01 m|
|Sample Rate||192 kHz|
|Digital Signal Processing||None|
|Operating System Support||Android, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X|
|Available Port||USB 2.0|
|Operating Voltage||5 V|
|Operating Current Consumption||75 mA|
|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)|