AKG C414 XLII Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG C414 XLII Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG C414 XLII Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

B&H # AKC414XLII MFR # 3059X00060
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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure-8
  • Dual 1-Inch Capsule
  • Switchable 6, 12, & 18 dB Pads
  • Three Switchable Bass-Cut Filters
  • HF Boost at 3 kHz for Distance Miking
  • Elastic Capsule Suspension
  • Lock Mode to Disable Controls
  • Peak-Hold LED
  • Carrying Case, Shockmount, Pop Filter
  • Designed and Manufactured in Austria
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The classic C414 XLII Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone from AKG is a staple within the audio industry. Equipped with nine selectable polar patterns, three attenuation levels and three switchable bass-cut filters, the C414 XLII remains one of the most versatile condenser microphone for recording vocals, drums, and acoustic & amplified instruments in the studio or on stage.

This microphone closely approximates the sound of the legendary AKG C12. A slight high-frequency rise at 3 kHz and above helps compensate for the natural loss of high frequencies that occurs at a distance, making the C414 XLII an excellent choice for miking vocals & instruments that are positioned far way. The 1" edge-terminated dual-diaphragm transducer combined with the low-noise electronic circuitry provide a wide dynamic range of 134 dB and can handle SPL up to 158 dB, for a neutral and detailed sound.

Features include a peak-hold LED to alert you if overload peaks occur, and a Lock Mode so the microphone settings cannot be changed unintentionally. The elastic capsule suspension minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration. The rugged all-metal body ensures efficient rejection of RF interference and makes this microphone well suited to withstand the rigors of studio and stage handling.

Built and designed in Austria, the C414 XLII comes with a metal carrying case, a spider-type shockmount, a pop filter, and a foam windscreen.

  • Dual 1” edge-terminated transducer
  • Nine polar patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8
  • 134 dB dynamic range (up to 158 dB SPL)
  • High-frequency boost at 3 kHZ for distance miking
  • Lock Mode for live operation – all controls can be conveniently disabled
  • Peak-hold LED displays overload peaks
  • All-metal body rejects electrostatic and electromagnetic interference
  • Three switchable bass-cut filters to reduce wind noise and proximity effect (40, 80, & 160 Hz)
  • Three attenuation levels for close-up recording and high-output sources (-6,-12,-18 dB)
  • Elastic capsule suspension minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration
  • Designed and manufactured in Austria
UPC: 885038025924
In the Box
AKG C414 XLII Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • H 85 Universal Shock Mount
  • W414X Microphone Windscreen for C414B-XLS and C414B-XL II
  • PF80 Universal Pop Filter
  • Metal Carrying Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    AKG C414 XL II specs

    Analog Performance
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional, Wide-Angle Cardioid
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 88 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 6 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL
    Pad -6 dB
    -12 dB
    -18 dB
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 2200 Ohms
    Sensitivity 23 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter @ 40 Hz
    @ 80 Hz
    @ 160 Hz
    Dynamic Range 134 dB A-Weighted
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 4.5 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Operating Temperature 14 to 140°F / -10.00 to 60.00°C
    Length 6.30" / 160 mm
    Weight 10.58 oz / 300 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 8.9 x 4.7"

    AKG C414 XL II reviews

    C414 XLII Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Ain't Gold For Nuthin' This microphone is a godsend. As someone with very specific requirements, this mic delivers..big time. Now, bear in mind that I picked this mic the proper way-by going into B&H's mic room with a tech and testing out a bunch to find the one that suited me. This particular one fit like a glove because of where my voice sits. I have a very broad range, but am not a deep person necessarily. Rather, my middle was what I sought to bring out, and this microphone was THE one out of alllll the various ones tested, ..... There are other functions I haven't even tried yet, since I am a techno idiot and just want a reliable device that works. And this one does....
    Date published: 2012-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top-notch mic I love this mic. Coming from a sub$ mic to this, the difference is insane. Excellent sounding recordings without adding any mixing to it yet.
    Date published: 2016-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again It's perfect to record voices.
    Date published: 2011-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products and good price! I have been using this products for two weeks in my job and I am making great progress with it.
    Date published: 2010-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply stunning capture Comes ready to use and with helpful instructions.
    Date published: 2013-03-06
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