What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

AKG C 414 XL II/ST Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

You Pay: $2,299.00
Product Highlights
  • 5 Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Metal Body
  • Transformerless Design
  • Elastic Capsule Suspension
  • Bi-Color Indicator LEDs
  • 3 Bass Cut Filters and Pads
  • Accessories Included

The C 414 XL II/ST is a set of matched large diaphragm condenser microphones from AKG that is an ideal solution for stereo vocal and instrumental applications. Each mic offers 5 selectable polar patterns, giving you the perfect solution for any recording situation. The mics have an extremely high SPL capability, wide dynamic range, and low self-noise to produce clean, lifelike audio without overloads or distortion.

The mic's metal body and transformerless design make it immune to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference for trouble-free operation. The capsule is internally mounted on an elastic suspension to minimize vibration and handling noise. A set of 3 switchable bass cut filters and 3 pre-attenuation pads let you reduce low frequency pickup and increase the mic's headroom while recording loud sound sources. Bi-color LED indicators let you see the selected polar pattern and output overload at a glance. The set comes complete with a hard shell road case, shock mounts, a mic stand adapter, foam windscreens, and a stereo mounting bar.

Matched stereo pair
5 selectable polar patterns give you the perfect solution for any recording situation
Extremely high SPL capability, wide dynamic range, and low self-noise provide clean, lifelike audio without overloads or distortion
Metal body and transformerless design make the mic immune to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference for trouble-free operation
Mic capsule is internally mounted on an elastic suspension to minimize vibration and handling noise
A set of 3 switchable bass cut filters and 3 pre-attenuation pads let you reduce low frequency pickup and increase the mic's headroom while recording loud sound sources
Bi-color LED indicators let you see the selected polar pattern and output overload at a glance
Comes complete with a hard shell road case, shock mounts, a mic stand adapter, foam windscreens, and a stereo mounting bar
Transducer Electrostatic Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional, Wide Cardioid, Cardioid, Hypercardioid, and Figure-8 (Switchable)
Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dynamic Range (Typical) 134dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 88dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum Input Sound Level 200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158dB SPL (0/-6/-12/-18dB) for 0.5% THD
Power Requirements 48V Phantom Power
Output Impedance < = 200 Ohms
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR Male
Pad -6, -12, and -18dB (Switchable)
Low Frequency Roll-Off 12dB/Oct @ 40 and 80Hz
6dB/Oct @ 160Hz
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2 x 1.5 x 6.3" (50 x 38 x 160mm)
Weight 10.6 oz (300g)
AKG C 414 XL II/ST Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
  • Road Case
  • 2 x Shock Mounts
  • 2 x Foam Windscreens
  • Mic Stand Adapter
  • Stereo Bar
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AKGC 414 XL II/ST Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (3)

      Reviewed by 3 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-3

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      Name speaks for itself

      By The Engineer

      from Seattle,WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about AKG C 414 XL II/ST Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair):

        Wow, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Stand-up bass, Rack Toms, Drum Overheads, Violin... you name it these babies will make it sound STELLAR!

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Great, Intimate Microphones

        By greenstudio

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about AKG C 414 XL II/ST Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair):

          AKG 414's are so versatile. The XL II's are very intimate, perfect for small room recordings and up-close & personal instrumental sounds. I love using them in Mid/Side for stereo recordings. They sound super clean and airy, and I'm especially enjoing them on singer-songwriter stuff.

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Cristilline and classic

          By Gravelhair Studios

          from Paris, France

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acoustic Guitar
            • Drum overheads
            • Professional Recording
            • Strings

            Comments about AKG C 414 XL II/ST Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair):

            The 414 has earned its place as a classic microphone. I had been using Rodes as overhead mics for drums in my studio, but I had never been satisfied, they just couldn't bring out the details and the delicate nature of the cymbals. The 414s do that, while retaining oomph in the toms.

            Share this review

            Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
            • You Pay: $17.99
             

            Stands & Support

            Show more >
            Auray -  MS-5130 Round Base Microphone Stand
            • You Pay: $19.50
             
            View all Accessories
            See any errors on this page? Let us know.

            Close

            Close

            Close