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AKG C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR

B&H # AKC411PP Mfr # 2571Z00040
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You Pay: $169.00
Product Highlights
  • Miniature Vibration Pickup
  • For Acoustic Guitar, Violin and More
  • Clear and Uncolored Sound
  • Adhesive Compound for Mounting
  • Condenser Transducer in Sealed Enclosure
  • Standard XLR for Phantom Powering

The C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR by AKG is a compact condenser pickup microphone that is ideal for on stage capture of acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, and most other stringed instruments. The C 411 PP works by converting the vibrations of an instrument's soundboard into an electrical signal. The microphone is specifically designed for direct attachment to an acoustic guitar, banjo, zither, or bowed string instrument and is tailored for accurate, coloration-free sound reproduction. Furthermore, there is a supplied adhesive compound for attaching the pickup that is intended to leave wooden, plastic, and metal surfaces undamaged. Ideal for hardwire installations, the C 411 PP is equipped with a standard XLR termination for phantom powering.

Discrete Miking
The C 411 PP is designed to fit inconspicuously on to your acoustic stringed instrument
For Miking Of Stringed Instruments
Vibration pickup with frequency response tailored to acoustic guitar, banjo, zither, and bowed string instrument miking
Adhesive Compound for Mounting
Included adhesive compound for mounting the microphone pickup directly on your instrument
Standard XLR
Equipped with standard XLR connector for phantom powering. Ideal for hardwire installations
Transducer Pre-Polarized Condenser Transducer
Polar Pattern Figure 8
Frequency Response 10Hz to 18kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level 96 / 103 dB SPL
Power Requirements 9 to 52 V universal phantom power
Output Impedance 200 ohms, unbalanced
Output Connectors 3-pin male XLR
Cable Length 10' (3 m)
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 1 x 0.6 x 0.4" (27 x 14 x 9.5 mm)
Weight 3.5 oz (98 g)
AKG C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR
  • Adhesive
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    AKGC 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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          5.0

          Wonderful mic!

          By Sanjoy Bandopadhyay

          from Champaign, IL

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about AKG C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR:

                I feel fully satisfied with my recently purchased AKG C411 PP condenser pick up. I bought it after my Schertler DYN-E transducer microphone, that surprisingly went bad during a concert after mic check [Schertler was much more expensive than this AKG mic].

I was really anxious to know if this new mic works for me. I fixed the new AKG in the position where I used to use my earlier Schertler mic. It was about one inch below the bridge on the side of main string. I was amazed with the sound quality! I found it just right! The frequency responses of both low and high were just right for my ears. It gave very clean sound, I was totally satisfied. I just used it once till now with a sound system that was not very expensive one.. I have another concert in a very prestigious auditorium on the 14 September. I shall see if this works in a high end sound system as good it was during the earlier concert.

I strongly recommend this microphone for amplifying plucked string instruments including the sitar. 
Best,
Sanjoy Bandopadhyay

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                5.0

                AKG C411 PP on the sitar

                By sitardivine

                from Champaign, IL

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                      Comments about AKG C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR:

                      Hi!

                      I feel fully satisfied with my recently purchased AKG C411 PP condenser pick up. I bought it after my Schertler DYN-E transducer microphone went bad after a sound check in a concert. Schertler was much more expensive than this AKG mic. 

I was really anxious to know if this new mic works for me. I fixed the new AKG in the position where I used to use my earlier Schertler mic. It was about one inch below the bridge on the side of main string of my sitar. I was amazed with the sound quality! I found it just right! The frequency responses of both low and high were just right for my ears. It gave very clean sound, I was totally satisfied. I just used it once till now with a sound system that was not very expensive one.. I have another concert in a very prestigious auditorium on the 14 September. I shall see if this works in a high end sound system as good it was during the earlier concert.

[I believe it will].
                      I strongly recommend this microphone for amplifying plucked string instruments including the sitar.
                      Best,
                      
Sanjoy Bandopadhyay

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                      4.0

                      Works perfect for what I need it to do

                      By apcerretani

                      from Brooklyn

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                      • Easy to use
                      • Great product
                      • Rugged
                      • Simple set up

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                          Comments about AKG C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR:

                          I use this mic while I live paint with improv musicians and vocalists. I attatch it to the spine of my canvas and hook it into a Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre. Works perfect for what I need it to do. This is obviously not a common use and I cannot compare or rate the functionality of the mic on an instrument, but I believe it to be a great contact mic with crisp, clean pick up. It's well built and an overall great product for the price.

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                          5.0

                          Great Little Pickup

                          By CB

                          from Drayden, MD

                          Pros

                          • Broad Dynamic Range
                          • Easy To Setup Carry
                          • High Feedback Threshold
                          • Relatively low cost
                          • Very Acoustic Sound

                          Cons

                          • Can't think of any

                          Best Uses

                          • Acoustic Guitar Pickukp

                          Comments about AKG C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR:

                          Everything PierreGee said, terrific little pickup. I got the PP (phantom power) version too. Simple, simple. Just the pickup element, wire and plug. Takes 15 seconds to set up on a gig and take off after. I'm still using the same piece of putty after 40 gigs.

                          Sound wise it is as close to the sound of a microphone as I have found yet, but with a much higher feedback threshold and less gear needed. I play gypsy jazz on a Selmer style acoustic steel string guitar.

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                          5.0

                          wonderful for many acoustic instruments!

                          By PierreGee

                          from MPLS, MN

                          Comments about AKG C 411 PP Condenser Pickup Microphone with XLR:

                          I find this pickup to work incredibly well on a variety of instruments including upright bass, mandolin (octave and regular size), cello and guitar. I'm sure there are more, yet this is what I've used them on so far. Because the unit is so easily mounted and dismounted (simply press it in place and pull it off when done), you can put it anywhere on the instrument to find it's sweet spot. This creates a lot more possibilities than a fixed bridge or internally mounted pickup and since it's not a permanent installation will give you maximum pure acoustic sound when it's dismounted. The AKG 411 series sound much more natural than other pickups I've used or heard others use.

                          I chose the 411-PP (Phantom Power) model because I run it straight into a phantom powered mixer. This mixer feeds a Bose L1 PAS system and sounds amazing. When I use the 411-PP with an amp, I use a little 2 channel phantom powered mixer that outputs into the amp's 1/4 inch input. I've not experienced feedback issues with either of these configurations. The AKG 411-L model requires an expensive XLR adapter cable to use it with a phantom powered mixer. It does however offer a battery pack option which works better for a wireless setup.

                          Some folks are leery of using the adhesive to connect the 411 element to the instrument, yet I've found it to be harmless and very good at retaining a solid grip after many uses. My only caution is to be careful not to remove the element by prying one end up, in that the ridge can inflict a small dent in the wood. If it's pulled off evenly, no issues.

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