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AKG C414 XLII (Matched Pair)
Large-diaphragm vocal condenser microphones
Our take on the AKG C414 XLII (Matched Pair) by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Classic AKG vocal performance
Need a pair of high-performance condenser microphones for vocals? Check out this matched pair of AKG C414 XLII mics. You can use them on a variety of sound sources, but they do an especially good job of capturing the detail and nuance of the human voice. The C414 XLII'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.
The microphone pair comes with two windscreens and pop filters for vocal recordings, and two spider-type shock mounts. You also get a stereo mounting bar, making it easy to use the mics in tandem. And all of this gear fits in the included foam-cushioned aluminum carry case.
- matched pair of side-address vocal condenser microphones
- selectable cardioid, omnidirectional, hypercardioid, and figure eight polar patterns
- large 1" large 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
- 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
- aluminum carrying case
- 2 spider-type suspensions
- 2 windscreens
- 2 pop filters
- 1 stereo mounting bar
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
AKG C414 XLII (Matched Pair) Reviews
Preliminary info from the manufacturer
Features and Specs
|Application||For studio use|
|Polar Pattern||Multiple (9)|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|