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AKG C414 XLII

Large-diaphragm vocal condenser microphone

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    Hypercardioid

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    Included shock mount

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    Included windscreen

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    Mic with included accessories

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    Wide cardioid

 

Our take on the AKG C414 XLII

by Ralph Graves
AKG Pro

Why a condenser mic?

Need to pull the full harmonic complexity from a solo cello? Want to make the most of that magnificent German studio grand piano you spent way too much for? Or maybe you understand that the magic of swing comes from the insistent ping of a deftly controlled ride cymbal, and you're determined to capture it in glorious detail. You'll likely end up with a condenser mic; these simply designed, yet incredibly precise, recording instruments are far more responsive to sonic vibration than their "dynamic" cousins (who, with some exceptions, are more appropriate for PA systems). Whatever your hi-fi recording needs, there's a condenser mic out there with your name on it.

Classic AKG vocal performance

Looking for a high-performance condenser microphone that can make vocal tracks really shine? Check out AKG's versatile C414 XLII. Although you can use it to mike a variety of sound sources, its slight presence boost makes it ideal for recording the human voice and other lead instruments. This mic's sonic signature is modeled after AKG's famous vintage C12 model.

Accurate sound and versatility

Nine selectable pickup patterns accommodate a wide variety of applications, including close-up and distance miking. Three switchable bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation levels let you adjust for different sound sources and recording situations. For live concert use, all controls can be disabled easily so settings can't be changed accidentally.

The C414 XLII mic has a wide dynamic range, and features a large 1" diaphragm that can deliver finely detailed sound. A 20 dB attenuation switch lets the C414 handle high sound pressure levels, so you can use use it to close-mic drum kits, guitar amps and brass instruments.

Important extras

The microphone comes with a windscreen and pop filter for vocal recordings. Also included is a universal shock mount. And all of this gear fits in the included foam-cushioned aluminum carry case.

Highlights:

  • side-address vocal condenser microphone
  • selectable cardioid, omnidirectional, hypercardioid, and figure eight polar patterns
  • large 1" diaphragm
  • all-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish
  • switchable low-frequency filter
  • 20 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels
  • gold-plated connectors for optimal signal transfer
Specifications:
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • output impedance: 200 ohms
  • sensitivity: -33 dBV/Pa
  • max. SPL: 200 dB
  • weight: 10.6 oz.
  • XLR connector
  • requires 48-volt phantom power on your mixer or audio interface
Included Accessories:
  • aluminum carrying case
  • spider-type suspension
  • windscreen
  • pop filter
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