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Large Diaphragm Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone


The AKG Model Solidtube is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that benefits from the combination of modern solid-state technology and vacuum tube driven circuitry. The microphone, released in 1997, AKG's Jubilee year, provides the characterisitc warmth and generous margin of overload expected from classic tube powered designs. Solid state electronics within the N-Solid power supply ensure quiet and reliable operation.

The Solidtube has a large double screened housing that reacts minimally with the capsule and provides shielding from RF interference. Frequency response remains relatively flat within the range of +/-2 dB. The mid-range cut at approximately 2 kHz and presence rise above 10 kHz are signature characteristics of AKG large diaphragm condenser mics dating back to the classic C 12. They provide depth and clarity to any recording. Mid-band pattern rejection at 1800 is in excess of 20 dB.

The microphone is response tailored for solo vocal and instrumental pickup in the studio, and as such, has only a dedicated cardioid pattern. The Solidtube is shipped with all necessary cabling, an isolation shock mount, windscreen and a custom aluminum flight case.


  • Dedicated cardioid pattern with response tailored to solo vocals and instrumentals in the modern studio

  • Wide dynamic range of 110 dB in the studio

  • Integral 20-dB pre-attenuation switch

  • Low frequency cut at 100 Hz

  • Includes aluminum flight case, with all necessary cabeling, shock mount and windscreen


  • Transducer type: 1 in. (25 mm) diaphragm pressure gradient

  • Diaphragm material: Gold-sputtered mylar foil

  • Tube type: ECC 83 (12AX7)

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid

  • Impedance: 200 ohms +/-25%

  • Recommended load impedance: greater than 600 ohms

  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 20 mV/Pa; -34 dB (dB re 1 V)

  • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 20 dB-A (DIN 45412)

  • Sound pressure level for 3% THD: 130 dB (145 dB SPL with 20 dB pre-attenuation)

  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB

  • S/N ratio re 1 Pa (A-weighted): 74 dB

  • Pre-attenuation switch: -20 dB

  • Low frequency roll-off: 12 dB/octave below 100 Hz

  • Current consumption: less than 2 mA

  • Microphone size: 2.5" (63.5 mm) diameter; 8.6" (219 mm) length

  • Microphone net weight: 2 lb. (0.92 kg)

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