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AKG C414 XLS (Matched Pair)

Large-diaphragm general-purpose condenser microphones

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Our take on the AKG C414 XLS (Matched Pair)

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 performance

AKG C414 XLS

Included is a matched pair of AKG C414 XLs microphones

Need a pair of high-performance condenser microphones you can use for various purposes around your studio? Check out this matched pair of AKG C414 XLS mics. They offer the same sonic performance as AKG's legendary C414-B-ULS, a highly popular mic used worldwide by professional studio engineers and admired for its detailed, accurate response. Nine selectable pickup patterns accommodate a wide variety of applications, from close-miking vocals or an acoustic guitar to capturing ambient room sounds. 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 on both mics can be disabled easily so settings can't be changed accidentally.

Accurate sound and versatility

The mics have a wide dynamic range and feature large 1" diaphragms that can deliver finely detailed sound. 20 dB attenuation switches let them handle high sound pressure levels, so you can use them for sources like drum kits, guitar amps and brass instruments.

Important extras

The microphone pair comes with two windscreens and pop filters for vocal recordings, and two spider-type shock mounts. Also included is 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.

Highlights:

  • matched pair of side-address 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
Specifications: (each)
  • 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
  • 2 spider-type suspensions
  • 2 windscreens
  • 2 pop filters
  • 1 stereo mounting bar
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