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AKG C568B Condenser Shotgun Mic

by AKG
£588.00 inc. vat
£490.00 ex. vat
Usually Ships within 48 hours.


High directivity and wide frequency response in a relatively short package make the AKG C 568 B an ideal microphone for theatre, sound reinforcement and film/video recording. Thanks to its compact size and light-weight design, the C 568 B is also ideal for camera mount applications. The C568B is an electret condenser design which operates on both pressure gradient and interference principles.

Below 500 Hz it functions as a hypercardioid microphone; above 500 Hz, the acoustic interference tube increases its directivity for extremely accurate pickup of distant sound. A switch-selectable 12 dB-per-octave, 150 Hz roll-off filter effectively suppresses rumble and wind noise. The robust all-metal housing contains the built-in preamp and impedance converter and phantom power adaptor. The C 568 B includes a foam windscreen and stand adaptor and does an excellent job of capturing sound.

AKG C568B Features

  • Compact, short shotgun microphone
  • Integrated, switchable bass cut filter minimizes mechanical noise
  • Operates on phantom power


  • Polar Patterns: Hypercardioid/Directional
  • Frequency Range: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 11 mV/Pa (-39 dBV)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 128 dB
  • Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A
  • Signal/noise ratio (A weighted): 76 dB
  • Bass cut filter: 12 dB/octave at 120 Hz
  • Electrical impedance: 600 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >2,000 ohms
  • Power Requirement: 9 to 52 V phantom power
  • Current Consumption: <2 mA
  • Connector: 3-pin male XLR
  • Finish: dark gray
  • Size: 21 dia. x 253 mm / 0.8 dia. x 10 in.
  • Net/Shipping Weight: 160 g / 5.6 oz. // 715 g / 1.6 lbs.
  • Standard included Accessories: SA 40, W 68