AKG C414XLII Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone

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AKG C414XLII Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone

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The C414 XLII multi-pattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the perfect sonic capture for every application. A peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. 

For live sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can easily be disabled for trouble-free use. The C414 XLII version differs from the C414 XLS version in one major respect - the capsule. The C414 XLII's slight presence boost and impressive spatial reproduction are both similar to the legendary AKG C12 microphone from 1953.

  • Features

    The C414XLII Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone is the successor of the famous C 414 B-TL II. It shows the unique sonic signature of the highly sought after AKG C 12 which enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix. The unrivalled up-front sound is also well-known for distant miking applications like classic music recording or drum ambience miking.

    The C414XLII Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone version differs from the XLS version in one major respect - the capsule. Both, the slight presence boost and the impressive spatial reproduction is similar to the legendary C 12 microphone. For over 60 years, leading musicians and engineers have used legendary AKG microphones to capture their sound so their audience hears every nuance. The C 414 family has been one of the world's most widely-used and respected studio and stage microphones in audio history.

    AKG has continually set new benchmarks for useful features, improved technical specifications and ease of use to answer requests from ever-demanding recording studios, broadcast stations and audio engineers. The new models C 414 XLS and C 414 XLII offer nine pickup patterns which enable to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and permanent installations all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use. A Peak Hold LED displays even shortest overload peak.

    The C 414 comes complete with carrying case, pop filter, windscreen, and spider-type shock mount.

  • Specifications

    General Specifications

    Audio frequency bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

    Equivalent noise level - 6 dB-A

    Sensitivity - 23 mV/Pa

    Signal to Noise - 88 dB-A

    Preattenuation Pad - -6; -12; -18 dB

    Bass cut filter - 160; 80; 40 Hz

    Electrical impedance - 200 Ohms

    Recommended load impedance - 2200 Ohms

    Polar Patterns - Omnidirectional, Wide Cardioid, Cardioid, Hypercardioid, and Figure of Eight


    Length - 38 mm

    Width - 50 mm

    Height - 160 mm

    Net Weight - 300 g


    Finish - dark gray/gold

    Audio Output

    Type - Balanced XLR

    Gender - Male

    Contacts - 3-pin

    Powering Interface

    Voltage - 44 to 52 V

    Current- 4.5 mA


    Pro Studio - Yes


    Vocals - Yes

    Piano / Strings - Yes

    Horns / Woodwinds - Yes

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