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AKG Lyra Ultra-HD USB Microphone: The Center of Your Creative Universeplay button

AKG Lyra Ultra-HD USB Microphone: The Center of Your Creative Universe

Using AKG Lyra USB Mic for Zoom Web Conferencingplay button

Using AKG Lyra USB Mic for Zoom Web Conferencing

AKG Lyra: Recording with Capture Modesplay button

AKG Lyra: Recording with Capture Modes

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AKG Lyra: Feature Walkthrough


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The Lyra USB microphone from AKG is an innovative, multimode mic designed to make recording and streaming accessible for users of all levels. Featuring high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz converters and an internal shockmount, Lyra captures remarkably detailed, noise-free audio. Its 4-capsule mic array provides four versatile capture modes to suit any application, from podcasting and streaming to music recording. Connecting via USB, Lyra works with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices for a plug-and-play setup. Gain control, mute switch and zero-latency headphone monitoring put you in complete control of your sound. The Lyra USB microphone is available now from AKG, bringing over 70 years of acoustic excellence to your desktop.

Four Adaptive Capture Modes for Any Application

Whether recording vocals, an instrument or conducting an interview, Lyra's innovative 4-capsule mic array automatically adapts to capture audio perfectly. Four intuitive capture modes—front, front & back, tight stereo and wide stereo—provide targeted or expansive coverage. Easily select the ideal mode for your needs using the control panel on the mic body. Front mode focuses on sound directly in front of the mic, ideal for podcasting or streaming. Front & back picks up sound from both sides, perfect for recording a discussion. Tight stereo and wide stereo capture realistic, dimensional recordings of performances.

Zero-Latency Monitoring Keeps You Focused

When recording or streaming, being able to hear yourself clearly is key to giving your best performance. Lyra provides zero-latency monitoring via its built-in headphone jack, eliminating delay between your audio input and output. Adjust headphone volume, mic gain and activate the mute switch directly on the mic for complete control of your monitoring experience. Stay focused on your performance without distraction using Lyra's clear, low-latency monitoring.

Plug-and-Play Setup Works With All Your Devices

Connecting via its integrated USB cable, Lyra is designed for plug-and-play use with all major computing platforms. No special drivers or software are required—simply plug Lyra into your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet and start recording or streaming. Lyra's onboard controls provide precision control over gain, polar pattern, headphone volume and mute, eliminating complicated setup. Whether at your desktop or on the go, Lyra makes high-quality recording and streaming accessible anytime, anywhere.

Rugged, Vintage-Inspired Design

Lyra's rugged metal construction and vintage-inspired design reflect AKG's long legacy crafting studio microphones. An integrated desktop stand lets you position the mic for optimal recording angle, while the standard mic mount thread allows use of traditional mic stands for more flexibility. Lyra's striking yet compact form factor fits perfectly on any desktop, ready to capture your audio creations whenever inspiration strikes.

Open Box AKG Lyra USB Microphone Level 1
Open Box AKG Lyra USB Microphone Level 1
Open Box AKG Lyra USB Microphone Level 1

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  • 24-bit/192kHz sound resolution
  • Plug-and-play simplicity
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
  • internal shockmount and built-in sound diffuser

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  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, Android and iOS devices (see system requirements for full support)
  • 4K-ready, Ultra HD, 24-bit/192kHz resolution with a full-spectrum frequency response of 20Hz–20kHz 
  • Adaptive Capsule Array technology: 
  • Four intuitive capture modes: Front, Front + Back, Tight Stereo and Wide Stereo
  • Pristine audio via four proprietary, fixed-charge-backplate, permanently polarized condenser capsules
  • LED indicators display polar pattern at a glance
  • Easily accessible controls: 
  • Capture Mode Selection 
  • Input Gain Control 
  • Output Volume 
  • Microphone Mute 
  • Camera-ready, vintage-modern design
  • Self-adjusting shock mount reduces surface contact noise
  • Built-in sound diffuser and proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention reduce noise and pops and improve signal levels
  • Integrated, removable perma-tilt desktop stand with cable-management channel
  • Supports desktop or stand-mounted use; threading fits standard booms and stands
  • S/N ratio: 98dB
  • Zero-latency monitoring via 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Frequency response: 20Hz–22kHz 
  • Output impedance: 16 ohms 
  • Power output (RMS): 24 mW
  • USB C 2.0 output 
  • In the box:
    • AKG Lyra
    • 2-meter USB C-to-USB A cable
    • US-to-EU stand adapter 
    • Quickstart guide
    • Free Ableton Live 10 Lite registration card
    System Requirements 
    • Windows 8 or higher 
    • Mac OS 10.7 or higher
    • Android 9 or higher
    • iOS 10 or higher
    • iOS support may require Apple Camera Connection Kit, Android support may require OTG adapter cable, available separately. 24-bit/192kHz maximum audio performance is dependent on host device and software capabilities.