This C 12 was designed by Konrad Wolf who retired after many years with AKG. Did he know at the time that this was the hour of AKG's international breakthrough? "I had no idea because I was very young and saw a challenge in every job. AKG had already been quite successful with the C 2. Engineers with RAVAG, as the Austrian national radio network was then called, wanted new microphones for their studios and had some special requirements. “They were looking for a microphone "as thin as a pen ". Nobody was able to make that at the time but in any case we came up with a slender, cylindrical shape for the C 12.
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