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Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound

24-bit/96kHz high-resolution converters

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Two Capsule Array Modes

Two-capsule mic array provides two user-friendly capture modes

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Easy Setup and Universal Compatibility

Intuitive, plug-and-play setup and operation with support for Mac® and PC, plus iOS® and Android™ tablets and phones


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Headphone Output and Volume Control

Zero latency monitoring while tracking with full control over output volume, mic gain and mute

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Versatile Mounting Options

Use with the integrated desktop mic stand or mount to a standard or boom mic stand

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Modern Design With Vintage Appeal

Camera-ready styling for on-screen appeal

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Complete Production Solution

Includes Ableton Live 11 Lite audio production software

Specs & Downloads

Item# AKG-C22-USB-LS


Amazing Sound for Any Application

The AKG Ara two-pattern USB microphone lets podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians capture pro-quality, high-resolution sound right from their desktops. Whether you’re streaming or recording, capture audio at 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for crystal-clear speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Ara’s dual pickup patterns let you focus on a single voice or instrument or everyone in the room: Choose the directional Front (cardioid) pattern to focus on sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; use the Front + Back (omni) pattern to pick up sounds all around the mic, such as multiple speakers or a group of performers. Use Ara on a desktop, boom, stand or even on the go, with an optional adapter and your mobile device. It’s plug-and-play simple, thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers.

General Specifications

Microphone Transfer Protocol
USB 2.0
Microphone Transducer
2 fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser capsules
Microphone Capture Modes
Selectable; Front, Front & Back
Microphone Frequency Response
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Microphone Bit Depth / Sample Rate
24-bit / 96 kHz (The technical specification on the packaging of Harman’s AKG Ara incorrectly states that this microphone supports 192 kHz. The correct specification is 96 kHz. Harman is actively working to correct this error, and will have corrected AKG Ara packaging available after November 1, 2021.)
Microphone Maximum SPL
120 dB SPL (0.5% THD)
Microphone Power Requirement / Consumption
5V USB / 75 mA
Headphone Output Impedance
16 ohms
Headphone Power Output (RMS)
12 mv (16 ohm)
Headphone THD
0.03% (USB -20dbfs input) ; 0.35% ( Acoustic 94dbfs input)
Headphone Frequency Response
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Headphone S/N Ratio
91db (USB input) ; 76db ( Acoustic 94dbfs input)


Box Dims (L x W x H)
182 x 114 X 221 mm
Product Weight
0.665 kg

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What the Pro’s are Saying



“If you’re looking for a super-sensitive USB microphone with plenty of warmth and a built-in amplifier that can drive a wide range of headphones, the AKG Ara is a winner. It looks great, too.”

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Innovation & Tech Today:

“The Ara simply blew me away in terms of how well I sounded on the recording — far better than I expected.”

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