By PSW Staff • January 29, 2018 The new AKG C636 handheld vocal condenser microphone. Harman Professional Solutions presented the new AKG C636 master reference handheld vocal condenser microphone to the U.S. market at the 2018 NAMM show, and announced its immediate worldwide availability. The C636 combines the sound quality of the C535 microphone with new features designed to provide professional singers with tour-grade reliability and stage performance. It offers a custom-tuned capsule engineered to capture every nuance of a vocal performance while rejecting feedback, handling noise and pop noise. “We took the legendary C535 vocal microphone and updated it to meet the rigorous live performance requirements of today’s most discerning vocalists,” explains Christopher Palmer, solutions manager, microphone, Harman Professional Solutions. “The C636 delivers true studio-quality vocals in an extremely rugged design, combining best-in-class sound quality and onstage reliability. We’re excited for our customers to experience the unparalleled transparency and studio fidelity of the C636 at NAMM 2018.” Combining a uniform cardioid polar pattern throughout the frequency spectrum with a specially designed suspension and grille for the capsule, the C636 is designed to virtually eliminate feedback. The unique approach to housing the capsule avoids unwanted sound reflections on the back of the capsule, ensuring feedback and spill over rejection. One of the world’s first double shock suspension systems is intended to greatly reduce unwanted handling noise. The capsule sits on a highly absorbent rubber bearing that eliminates structure-based noise, while an adjustable balancing network cancels vibrations over a wide frequency range. A multilayer protection system helps prevent unwanted pop noises. It consists of the grille, a foam layer behind the grille and a magnetically attached computer-modeled mesh layer on top of the capsule, offering singers with a clear, plosive-free performance. In addition, the C636 WL1 Wireless Master reference condenser vocal microphone head will be available in March 2018. AKG Tagged with: akg Harman Microphone World Microphones NAMM Product Wireless Systems · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.