AKG Pro Audio C414 XLII Vocal Condenser Microphone, Multipattern

Sonic character of the famous AKG C12 delivers astounding sound quality for lead vocals and solo instruments
Nine selectable polar patterns for the perfect setting for every application
Three attenuation levels (-6/-12/-18dB) for close-up recording or high-output sources of up to 158dB SPL

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C414 XLIIREFERENCE MULTIPATTERN CONDENSER MICROPHONE

C414 XLIIREFERENCE MULTIPATTERN CONDENSER MICROPHONE

THE CLASSIC C12 SOUNDfor recording of lead vocals and solo instruments in studio and on stage

The C414 XLII multi-pattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the easiest 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 very similar to the legendary AKG C12 microphone from 1953.

Even Greater Ease of Use

The legendary C 414 is a tool found in most recording studios and has been used on thousands of hit records; it’s been on stage with artists of every musical genre and is also used by leading broadcast facilities the world over. The C 414 family has been one of the vital world’s most widely-used and respected studio and stage microphones in audio history. New useful features and even greater ease of use are the answer to the demands from our ever–growing customer base far and wide the world.

Nine Pickup Patterns

The new C 414 XLS and the C 414 XLII offer nine pickup patterns that enable it to select the easiest setting for every application. For live-sound applications and fixed installations, all controls can also be disabled easily for trouble-free use, and the peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. Both mics have three switchable bass cut filters in addition to three pre-attenuation levels that allow lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed in even the densest mixes.

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Leading-Edge Technology

The C 414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C 414 B-ULS, the longest-lived C 414 model. Engineered for the highest linearity and neutral sound, it is the most universal and versatile large diaphragm microphone released in decades. Widely used for accurate, beautifully detailed pickup of any acoustic instrument, the new C 414 XLS combines proven reference quality, leading-edge technology and state of the art components.

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Unrivalled Up-Front Sound

The C 414 XLII 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 classical music recording or drum ambience miking.

Preattunation Pad & Bass Cut Filter

Preattunation Pad & Bass Cut Filter

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

• Audio Frequency bandwidth 20 to 20000 Hz• Sensitivity 23 mV/Pa• Equivalent Noise Level 6 dB-A• Signal to Noise 88 dB-A• Preattunation Pad -6; -12; -18 dB• Bass Cut Filter 160; 80; 40 Hz• Electrical Impedance 200 Ohms• Really helpful Load Impedance

Whats in the Box

Whats in the Box

Everything You Need

The C 414 comes complete with everything you want to create great sound recordings, including: a carrying case, a pop filter, a windscreen, and a spider-type shock mount. In addition, AKG offers both the XLII and XLS in stereo sets. The stereo sets are created by AKG’s sophisticated matching method for stunning, three-dimensional recordings.

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World’s Most Widely-Used and Respected

“For over 60 years, leading musicians and engineers have used legendary AKG microphones to capture their sound so their audience hears every nuance,” said Thomas Stubics, Product Marketing Manager for Recording and Broadcast.

Revolutionary Performance

Revolutionary Performance

AKG Delivers a Successor

The C 414 XLII 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 classical music recording or drum ambience miking.

Sonic character of the famous AKG C12 delivers astounding sound quality for lead vocals and solo instruments
Nine selectable polar patterns for the easiest setting for every application
Three attenuation levels (-6/-12/-18dB) for close-up recording or high-output sources of up to 158dB SPL
Three switchable different bass-cut filters to reduce wind noise, stage vibration or proximity effect
Overload warning with audio peak hold LED to detect shortest audio peaks

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