Founded in 1947, the first AKG microphones were being used in radio stations, theatres and Jazz-Clubs.
In 1994 AKG became a part of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. The following years brought a time of restructuring and sharpening of the product line and distribution strategy.
The wireless microphone line was extended with great products used on tour by Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel and Simply Red. 1995 brought the introduction of the world’s smallest dual-diaphragm system in the world, the CK 77/C 577 – big in sound, smaller than a thumbnail in size, specifically designed for theater, TV and film uses. AKG also developed the new Performer Series – affordable microphones for Karaoke, home-recording and performing musicians.
This successful path continued throughout the nineties: AKG presented product innovations like the WMS 60 Multichannel Wireless Microphone System, the AKG Hearo Series or the C 4000 B the world’s first dual large-diaphragm electret microphone. The new millennium started with an even stronger AKG focus on its core products. A new production strategy was implemented at the R&D headquarters in Vienna to strengthen the leading technology position of AKG in the world of professional audio .