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AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

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The AKG C 414 XL II condenser microphone is the successor to the famous AKG C 414 B-TL II mic. The AKG C 414 XL II mic shows the unique sonic signatu...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic reborn with nine selectable pickup patterns, lock mode, and more.

The AKG C 414 XL II condenser microphone is the successor to the famous AKG C 414 B-TL II mic. The AKG C 414 XL II mic 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 unrivaled up-front sound is also well-known for distant miking applications like classic music recording or drum ambience miking. The XL II mic version differs from the XLS version in one major respect-the capsule. Both the slight presence boost and the impressive spatial reproduction is similar to the legendary AKG C 12 microphones.

The AKG C 414 XL II offers nine pickup patterns for you to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can be disabled easily enabling trouble-free use. A Peak-Hold LED displays even shortest overload peaks. AKG ships the C 414 XL II microphone complete with carrying case, pop filter, windscreen, and a spider-type shockmount.

FEATURES
Sonic character of the famous AKG C12
Nine selectable polar patterns
Three attenuation levels (-6,-12,-18dB)
Three switchable different bass-cut filters
Overload warning with audio peak hold LED
SPECIFICATIONS
Audio		
Analog or digital: Analog
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Max SPL: 134 dB
Connectivity: XLR

Pattern and Type
Capsule: Condenser
Polar pattern: Multi-pattern
Type: Mounted
Switches: Pad, filter
Phantom power required: Yes

Size and Weight
Diameter: 1.7 in.
Length: 6.3 in.
Weight: 10.2 oz.

Included Accessories
Case: Yes
Clip: Yes
Shockmount: Yes
Power supply: N/A
Cable: No
Stand: No
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AKGC414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (4)
  • Home studio (3)

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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

C 414

By Jarod Reichle

from chico, ca

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Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

This microphone is truly incredible. I've been working with it now for about a year and it never failed to upset everyone in the studio. It has awesome accuracy and great frequency response. We used it on almost every application in the studio...vocals, drums, guitar cabs, omni room mic, etc...never failed to add a clear track. Plus, with the digital switches for selecting different polar patterns, low cut, and attenuation pad, you can adjust the mic to your exact needs before even touching your console to adjust the tone. We recorded the same sessions with different mics and even some that cost $3000+ didn't sound as good. This is a great microphone that can do anything you need and is WELL worth the mone
Selectable polar patterns, low cut, and attenuation make it incredibly easy to get any sound you want from any source
Extremely well made. Solid built quality, heavy. Transient response and frequency accuracy is amazing
A lot of mics 3 or 4 times more expensive don't sound this good. Such a great value for what you get

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DOES IT ALL- YOU CAN'T GO WRONG

By Emmanuel

from Ontario, Canada

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatility
  • Vocal Clarity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Vocals

    Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

    This mic is the real deal. You can't possible go wrong with it. I will never ever sell this mic. Whether you are operating a home studio or commercial facility, this mic will not disappoint you. I actually own two of these. There are usually arguments about the importance of owning multiple mics in ones mic locker....well, this mic is technically 9 top notch mics IMO. It performs flawlessly in different pickup patterns. The bass cut really helps eliminate unwanted noises in your tracking. I don't record in the best of rooms, so that really saves me from my air conditioners noise and diverse sources of low frequency noise. This is about the third review I am writing in my life. I don't do this unless I experience stuff for myself and I am moved beyond satisfaction. I will get a third C414 with time. :)

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AKG C414 XLII

    By TREVOR-Y06j6

    from Ontario, Canada

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    Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

    Great mics. Solid workmanship. I own a C414B XLII and it has been a great micrphone. Definitely the classic recording sound where your vocals stand out in the mix. I also have a C214 mich which i enjoy alot but these microphones are completely different beasts with different capsules.If your looking for a microphone to make your vox stand out in the mix - enjoy the C414 XLII - you won't be sorry.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Microphone

    By Tavitocr

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

    This is one of the best microphones you can use for vocals. You want a sound that's pure, it delivers! Plus, you get digital controls for 9 polar patterns, attenuation and bass cut. Beautiful!Buy this microphone it is worht for the money. You'll love it!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love at first hearing.

    By JAMMER123

    from Austin, TX

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

      Whether the C414 XLII is your only microphone, or one of many in your closet, it is sure to perform. There is no instrument, no voice that would not benefit from XLII's ability to capture sound. It will take any recording situation (amateur, home, or professional) to the next level. Buy it and enjoy!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AKG 414 XII

      By Bmsongs

      from Tyler, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Guitar Mic
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Fragile

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording
      • Vocals

      Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

      First, the mic is off the chart. I first used it in Rosewood Studios in Tyler. After that I had to have one at home. Clear, true and absolutely delivers. Multiple patterns are a plus.

      Having said all that, Cam helped me with this Mic. I want go into all the things he did. Just say he is an incredible customer service agent that makes things work. My first purchase of this product I said, "OK dung it don't work". Cam fixed that so quick it freaked me out. GREAT JOB Musician Friend getting this guy. I will and have already told everyone about your great service, because of Cam.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great all-around micrphone

      By Brad H

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

        great microphone for vocals and speach purposes! can't go wrong

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rap and singing vocals

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about AKG C414 XL II Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone:

        This microphone is classic. One of the best studio microphones.

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