The brand originated as a company in Austria, and was founded in Vienna in 1947 by two Viennese: physicist Dr. Rudolf Görike and engineer Ernst Pless.
Originally, its main business was to provide technical equipment for cinemas: loudspeakers, film projectors and light meters. The business slowly expanded and AKG started selling car horns, door intercoms, carbon capsules for telephones, headsets and cushion speakers. The first AKG microphone was used by radio stations, theaters, jazz clubs and cabarets.
About this time, the company developed its first patents, the moving coil technology and the principle of mass load membranes, allowing its products to have extended frequency ranges.
With the creation of the D12 microphone in 1953, AKG achieved international fame, setting the standard for voice transmissions. Being the world's first dynamic cardioid microphone, it possessed excellent sonic qualities for that time, making its way into radio stations and recording studios from across the world. The product was improved through subsequent upgrades, spanning the famous C414 and C12 microphones.
In 1984, AKG became a public company, listed on the Vienna stock exchange. As a blue chip company, it was one of the most traded stocks.
The company was acquired by the American company Harman International Industries in 1994. By this time, AKG's United States subsidiary had been established (in Los Angeles in 1985). AKG Acoustics USA, still headquartered in the San Fernando Valley, also houses regional offices for Crown Audio, another Harman Industries subsidiary.
In 2010, the company received the prestigious Technical Grammy award.
In 2016 it was announced that the AKG Vienna facilities (headquarters, manufacturing, and engineering) would be shut down in 2017, with a transfer of brand headquarters to California, USA. Most current AKG-branded products are made in Harman's Chinese production facilities.
USATO! MICROFONO PANORAMICO AKG C1000S
L'eccezzionale versatilità del C-1000 S lo ha reso un microfono particolarmente popolare e uno degli strumenti immancabili nelle registrazioni in studio e negli eventi live. Può essere alimentato con una batteria standard a 9 V. Un LED segnala la carica della batteria interna, e quando diventa rosso, significa che la batteria ha ancora 45 minuti di autonomia. La figura polare può essere velocemente convertita da cardioide a ipercardioide inserendo nella capsula il PPC 1000 polar pattern converter. Il PB 1000 Presence Boost Adapter inoltre permette di incrementare da 3 a 5 dB tra 5 e 9 kHz, aumentando distintamente la chiarezza e la definizione del suono. Caratteristiche LED di stato della batteria per il monitoraggio affidabile di durata residua della batteria Può essere alimentato dalla batteria da 9 V o con alimentazione phantom (9-52 V DC) PPC 1000 consente al microfono di essere passato da modello di pickup cardioide a ipercardioide Specifiche Tecniche Diagramma polare cardioide, o hypercardioide (con PPC 1000 inserito) range di frequenza 50 - 20,000 Hz Sensitivity 6 mV/Pa (-44 dBV) Max. SPL 137 dB (k=1%) Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3) 32 dB Equivalent noise level 21 dB-A Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 73 dB Impedanza 200 ohms Recommended load impedance >=2.000 ohms Supply voltage 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596 or internal 9 V battery (6F 22) Connettore 3-pin XLR Colore silver Brevetto (s) Elettrodo per trasduttori a condensatore (brevetto no. AT 385,386, US 4.790.021) Supporto dell'elettrodo per trasduttore a condensatore (brevetto no. 392,182 AT, DE 4.021.661)