Neumann AK active capsules are part of the variable miniature microphone system. Together with the KM 100 output stage AK active capsules form a complete microphone. AK 30 and KM 100, for example, make up the KM 130.
AK 50 is a pressure gradient transducer with a hypercardioid characteristic. Attenuation of sound incidence from the side or rear is approximately 10 dB. Minimum sensitivity occurs at an angle of about 120°.