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AKG C414 XLS Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

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Overview

A stage and studio staple redefined with state-of-the-art components and technology.

The AKG C414 XLS condenser microphone offers 9 pickup patterns for you to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and permanent installations, all of the AKG C 414 mic's controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use. A Peak Hold LED displays even shortest overload peaks.

It's predecessor, AKG's legendary C414 needs no introduction-it is an audio 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 AKG C414 XLS microphone has been created to be just as popular.

The AKG C414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary AKG C414 B-ULS, the longest-lived AKG C414 model. Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound, it has been one of the most universal and versatile large diaphragm microphone for decades. Widely used for accurate, beautifully detailed pickup of any acoustic instrument the new AKG C414 XLS microphone combines proven reference quality, leading-edge technology, and state-of-the-art components.

AKG delivers the C414 XLS microphone complete with carrying case, pop filter, windscreen and spider-type shockmount.

For over 60 years, leading musicians and engineers have used legendary AKG microphones to capture their sound so their audience hears every nuance. The C414 family has been one of the world's most widely-used and respected studio and stage microphones in audio history. AKG has continually set new benchmarks for useful features, improved technical specifications and ease of use to answer requests from ever-demanding recording studios, broadcast stations and audio engineers.

Features

  • Nine selectable pickup patterns enable to choose the perfect setting for every application
  • Lock Mode: all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use
  • Peak Hold LED even detects shortest overload peaks
  • Incredible Dynamic Range of 152dB
  • Three switchable different bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation levels
  • Leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components ensure shortest signal path and extra protection against moisture
  • Designed, engineered, and built in Vienna, Austria
  • Ideal for:
  • Professional studio recording
  • Professional stage miking
  • Lead vocals & lead instruments
  • Classical music recording
  • Drum overhead miking
  • Ensemble recording

Get the next classic in the C414 lineage. Order the XLS today!

Specs

C414 XLS Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Polar pattern: omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight, and 4 intermediate settings
  • Frequency range: 20 to 20, 000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34dB V) ±0.5dB
  • Max. SPL: 200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158dB (0/-6/-12/-18dB) for 0.5% THD
  • Equivalent noise level: 6dB -A (0dB preattenuation) (IEC 60268-4)
  • Signal/noise ratio: 88dB
  • Preattenuation pad: 0dB, -6dB , -12dB , -18dB, switchable
  • Bass cut filter slope: 12dB /octave at 40Hz and 80Hz; 6dB /octave at 160Hz
  • Impedance: <=200 ohms
    Recommended load impedance: >= 2,200 ohms
  • Supply voltage: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
  • Powering: approximately 4 mA
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR to IEC
  • Dimensions: 50mm x 38mm x 160mm (2.0" x 1.5" x 6.3")
  • Net weight: 300g (10.6 oz.)
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