AKG Pro Audio C414 XLS Instrument Condenser Microphone, Multipattern

Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound for beautifully detailed recording of vocals and any acoustic instrument
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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A LEGEND SINCE 1971the most versatile microphone for vocals and instruments in studio and on stage

The C414 XLS multipattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the very best 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 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C414 B-ULS, the most well liked AKG C414 version since 1971. Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound, it has been the most versatile large-diaphragm microphone for decades.

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A Legend

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 crucial 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 offer nine pickup patterns that enable it to make a choice the very best setting for every application. For live-sound applications and fixed installations, all controls may also be disabled easily for trouble-free use, and the peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. The new C 414 XLS has 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.

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’s 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 cutting-edge components.

Unique Sonic Signature

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.

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PEAK HOLD LED

The polar pattern indicator LEDs also provide an overload indication. With conventional peak indicators, overload peaks lasting only for a fraction of a second may easily escape your attention. The new peak hold function makes sure you’ll notice even the shortest overload peak: If the output level of the microphone exceeds the overload limit, the currently active polar pattern LED will change to red for about 3 seconds.

Specifications
  • 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
  • Recommended Load Impedance 2200 Ohms

Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound for beautifully detailed recording of vocals and any acoustic instrument
Nine selectable polar patterns for the very best setting for every application
Three attenuation levels (-6/-12/-18dB) for close-up recording or high-output sources of up to 158dB SPL
Three different switchable bass-cut filters to reduce wind noise, subsonic noise or proximity effect
Overload warning with audio peak hold LED to detect shortest audio peaks

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