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AKG C12 (Siemens SM204)

AKG C12 (Siemens SM204)


One of the world's most sought-after studio microphones 

  • high end tube microphone
  • handmade CK12 “brass” capsule - besides Neumann's M7 the most famous capsule in the world
  • remote-controlled variable polar pattern
  • full, bright sound with distinctive silky top end
  • the item for hire is the extremely-sought OEM version SM204 which AKG manufactured for Siemens. It is identical to the early C12s and like these equipped with a large output transformer (Henry) for a better bass response
  • famous through the video clip for “We are the World
  • favourite vocal mic of Prince, Robert Smith (The Cure), Jamiroquai, Alanis Morissette, Tom Petty among others
  • manufacturing period: 1953-1971 (C12), 1953-1971 (SM204)

Favourite applications: legendary vocal microphone! 
Also ideally suited for acoustic guitar, bass amp, upright bass, overhead, room mic 

  • 1 Day69 €
  • 2 Days116 €
  • Weekend
    150 €