AKG C636-BLK - Master Reference Condenser Vocal Mic

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Step on stage with a studio legend. The new AKG C636 is the legendary C535 updated for today's rigorous live performance requirements. Offering the pure studio sound you've grown to love, housed in a worry-free durable housing, you can now focus on your vocal performance - not on the performance of your microphone. Spend a few minutes with the AKG C636, and you'll realize you've never held a mic like this. Its proprietary double shock suspension system provides unparalleled rejection of handling noise. And the C636 doubles-down on keeping your performance flawless by incorporating a state-of-the-art, multi-layer pop noise rejection system that eliminates plosives and a consistent, cardioid polar pattern that eliminates feedback. Made with hand-selected components and manually tuned for a pure transparent tone, the new C636 retains the spirit of the classic AKG C535 condenser microphone, while being updated to meet the demands of today's top vocal performers.

The C636 mic's proprietary double shock suspension system greatly reduces handling noise, even during the most energetic on-stage performances. Its capsule sits on a highly absorbent rubber bearing, eliminating any structure-based noise, while an adjustable balancing network cancels vibrations over a wide frequency range. In addition, a substantial brass layer below the capsule serves as a counterweight that increases stability and delivers cleaner acoustics.

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 from stage sound sources, the most common cause of feedback in other microphones.


    • World-famous AKG condenser sound quality
    • Studio quality sound, unfiltered and uncompressed
    • Uniform cardioid pattern eliminates feedback
    • Proprietary double shock suspension system
    • Multi-layer pop noise protection eliminates plosives

    • 24-carat gold plated capsule for robust stage reliability


General Specifications
Type: 3/4" Back electret condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Audio frequency bandwidth: 20 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level: 20 dB-A
Sensitivity: 5.6 mV/Pa (-45 dBV)
Signal to Noise: 74 dB-A
Max. SPL for 1 % THD: 150 dB
Temperature Range: -10 C to +60 C (14 F to 140 F)
Phantom Powering: 48 V +/-4 V to IEC 61938
Electrical impedance: 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance: 2000 Ohms

Body: Metal
Finish: matte black

Audio Output
Type: Balanced XLR
Gender: Male
Connector: 3-pin XLR (pin 2 hot)

Powering Interface
Voltage: 48 V
Current: 4 mA

Length: 185 mm (7.29 in.)
Diameter: 51 mm (2.01 in.)
Net Weight: 312 g (11 oz.)

In the Box:

1 x C636 Microphone
1 x SA61 Stand Adaptor
1 x Microphone Bag