AKG C414 XLII Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

AKG C414 XLII Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

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AKG C414 XLII is the successor of the famous C414 B-TL II. AKG C414 XLII shows the unique sonic signature of the highly sought after AKG C12 which enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix. AKG C 414 XL II offers 9 pickup patterns for you to choose the perfect setting for every application.

The unrivalled up-front sound of AKG C414 XLII is also well-known for distant miking applications like classic music recording or drum ambience miking. For live-sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can be disabled easily enablin trouble-free use. A Peak Hold LED displays even shortest overload peaks. The XL II 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 microphones.


AKG C 414 – A legend since 1971

Nine selectable pickup patterns enables to choose the perfect setting for every application

Lock Mode: all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use

Peak Hold LED even detects shortest overload peaks

Incredible Dynamic Range of 152 dB

Three switchable different bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation levels

Leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components ensure shortest signal path and extra protection against moisture

Designed, Engineered and Built in Vienna, Austria


Polar pattern: Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight and 4 intermediate settings

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV) ?? 0.5 dB

Maximum SPL: 200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158 dB (0/-6/-12/-18 dB) for 0.5% THD

Equivalent noise level: 6 dB-A (0 dB preattenuation) (IEC 60268-4)

Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 88 dB

Preattenuation pad: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB, switchable

Bass cut filter slope: 12 dB/octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz; 6 dB/octave at 160 Hz

Impedance: <=200 ohms

Recommended load impedance: >= 2,200 ohms

Supply voltage: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC

Powering: approximately 4 mA

Connector: 3-pin XLR to IEC

Finish: dark grey/gold

Dimensions: 50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 inches)

Net weight: 300 g (10.6 oz.)

Patent(s): Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)

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