AKG by HARMAN recently announced the new AKG C636 master reference handheld
condenser microphone. Building on the legendary studio-quality sound of the
acclaimed C535 microphone, 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 innovates by integrating 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.
• 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 capsule—
providing singers with a clear, plosive-free vocal performance. This three-layer
protection system is virtually unique to AKG and sets the new standard for pop
noise suppression in the market.
In addition, thanks to a robust, zinc-alloy housing with a spring steel grille and 24-
carat gold-plated capsule, the C636 is extremely rugged and durable enough to last
a lifetime of performances.
The AKG C636 will be available through authorized resellers starting in April 2017.
For more information, please visit http://www.akg.com/pro/p/c636.