AKG C414 XLII ST Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair Stereo Set)

AKG C414 XLII ST Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair Stereo Set)

AKG C414 XLII ST Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair Stereo Set)

B&H # AKC414XLIIST MFR # 3059X00240
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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, Stereo Bar
  • Designed and Manufactured in Austria
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C414 XLII Matched Pair One C414 XLII
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AKG C414 XL II overview

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The matched pair of C414 XLII ST Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones 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.

Every factory-matched pair of C414 XLII is created from microphones selected by AKG's computer-aided matching method and provides the highest possible correlation over the microphones' entire frequency range, as well as virtually identical sensitivity for natural three-dimensional stereo recordings. Built and designed in Austria, the set comes with a metal carrying case, two spider-type shockmounts, two stand adapters, two foam windscreens, and a stereo bar.

  • 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: 885038025948
In the Box
AKG C414 XLII ST Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair Stereo Set)
  • 2 x H 85 Universal Shock Mount
  • 2 x SA 60 Mic Stand Adapter
  • 2 x W414X Microphone Windscreen for C414B-XLS and C414B-XL II
  • H50 Stereo Bar for Two Microphones
  • 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 5.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.7 x 12.0 x 3.9"

    AKG C414 XL II reviews

    C414 XLII ST Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair Stereo Set) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cristilline and classic 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.
    Date published: 2010-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, Intimate Microphones 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.
    Date published: 2014-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Percussionist and studio owner Excellent in all situations, ambient and room, direct in front of pretty much any source. I use my two sets of matched pairs mostly on toms..smooth and accurate..my go to tom mics
    Date published: 2018-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Name speaks for itself Wow, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Stand-up bass, Rack Toms, Drum Overheads, Violin... you name it these babies will make it sound STELLAR!
    Date published: 2014-09-10
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