AKG Ara Two-pattern USB Microphone

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The store is open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sunday and bank holidays.

The stock information shows the quantity of units that are available to purchase at the Guildford store and the quantity of units that are available at our off-site Guildford warehouse. These stock levels are updated in real time.

Our Click and Collect service is available at our Guildford store from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 5pm on Sunday. You can either choose click and collect as your delivery option online or, during store opening hours, call our sales team at 01483 456777 to place a 10% deposit.

If you have placed your order online, you will receive a confirmation email of your order and a separate follow-up text or email to confirm when your item is ready for collection.

Please do not come to the store before you have received the follow-up message, as your order may not yet be ready at the store.

If the only available stock is in our off-site warehouse it can be brought to the store location for you to try - you just need to contact the store within opening hours. Please note any requests received after 3.30pm will not arrive at the store until the following morning.

Please be aware that, unless you have paid a deposit to reserve the item, it will continue to be free, both online and in-store, for another customer to buy. Therefore we would advise you to place a 10% deposit by either using the on-line click and collect service or calling us 01483 456777.

SKU: AKG1197

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Product Description

Ara is AKG's latest microphone, designed for podcasters, content creators and musicians to capture either vocals or instruments at the highest quality level. Thanks to its dual-pickup pattern, you will be able to focus on one sound source or everyone in the room. The front is, in fact, a cardioid microphone, whilst front and back combined make for a multidimensional recording of the whole ambience.

Ara is USB powered, so you can take it anywhere with you. Use it with the integrated base stand (included), on a desktop boom arm, or with a common microphone stand. If you're away from your laptop, you can get an OTG or Apple Camera adapter to use it with your mobile devieces.


  • Dual pickup pattern: Cardioid (Front) and Omni (Front + Back)
  • Can capture up to 24 bits and 96Hz for exceptional sound quality
  • USB-powered: plug and play into your computer, game consoles or smartphones (adapters not included) to start recording in no time,
  • Base stand included
  • Compact and lightweight, easy to carry around


Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound

Record professional-quality audio at up to 24-bit, 96kHz resolution 
for ultimate speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Gamers experience the thrills of fidelity that outperforms headsets, and videoconferencing is elevated with crystal-clear sound that’s far superior to built-in laptop or phone mics. And with a max SPL of 120 dB, there’s plenty of headroom for recording high-output instruments like drums, horns and electric guitars.

Record Anything With Capsule Array Modes

Ara provides two selectable pickup patterns for maximum versatility. The directional Front (cardioid) pattern captures sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; it’s perfect for podcast hosts, bloggers, gamers, videoconferencing and miking instruments. The Front and Back (omni) pattern picks up sound evenly from all sides, making it ideal for capturing interviews with multiple speakers, tracking multiple singers and instruments, or recording ambient sounds on location.

Simple to Connect, Simple to Set Up, Easy to Use

Recording with Ara is plug-and-play simple. Connect directly to Mac and Windows computers and game consoles using a standard USB-C connector, to Android devices using an OTG USB adapter cable, and to iOS devices using an optional Apple Camera Adapter and a powered USB hub. Every function you need is easily accessible, including pattern selection, a mic mute button with LED indicator and a 3.5mm headphone jack for latency-free monitoring.

Adaptable to Any Space

Ara’s compact footprint and versatile mounting options make it ideal for both desktop use and studio recording scenarios. Set Ara on a desktop using the included yoke and base stand or attach to a boom arm or standard mic stand; use the included adapter for European mic stands.