New AKG CBL Boundary Layer Microphones Introduced

HARMAN Professional Solutions has introduced a new range of AKG Boundary Layer Microphones for Corporate & Education Spaces

The announcement was made during ISE 2019. The new AKG CBL Series Boundary Layer Microphones are available in two coverage patterns to support a variety of meeting space sizes and shapes. These microphones support conference rooms, education spaces, and a variety of professional use cases that can benefit from great sounding conference audio capture in large and medium sized rooms and over the web.

AKG CBL301 is a triple element, cardioid, boundary layer microphone, user-configurable from 270° to 360°

AKG CBL201 is a dual element, cardioid boundary layer microphone with a 180° dual element configuration.

Featuring intuitive talk/mute controls, elegant design aesthetics, and screw terminals, the CBL Series is easy to install, easy to use, easy on the eyes and makes meetings sound great. Both models include bright, easily identifiable LED cues for meeting participants to indicate current talk or mute status. And there’s also no fumbling for hard to find mute buttons, simply touch the microphone body to mute or talk.

CBL Application Example

“One of the biggest requests we hear from technology managers is for an all-around really great sounding table mic that can also blend nicely into all kinds of conference rooms,” said Paul Krizan, HARMAN Professional Solutions Product Manager. “This is that mic. It combines legendary AKG microphone precision, a very sleek, professional look and gives users the choice to pick the right mics for the room.”

Key features:

  • Multiple form factors – choose from dual or triple element to meet the requirements of any installation
  • Low profile – minimally disrupts the table surface
  • Screw terminals – greatly simplify the installation
  • Touch I/O – change talk and mute state simply by touching the mic
  • LED ring indicators – provide clear visual cues for indicating current talk and mute state
  • RF interference suppression – avoid interference from mobile phones and laptops
  • Elegant design – complements any room interior

CBL301 Application Example

Enabling Dante with CBL

AKG CBL mics allow for the best of analogue and digital. To enable Dante with CBL-201 and CBL301, use this 4-channel Dante interface.

“These mics are just the right addition for corporate or education spaces, versatile enough to uniquely support any need or budget,” added Krizan.

Product Information & Spec Sheets




AKG Professional is distributed and supported in New Zealand by JPRO. The new CBL series of boundary microphones are now available in NZ.

Please contact a JPRO representative for your product solution and more information on the CBL series.