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AKG C 414 XL II Condenser Microphone
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A classic redone with state-of-the-art components with 9 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 9 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 shock mount.

For over 60 years, leading musicians and engineers have used legendary AKG microphones to capture their sound so their audience hears every nuance. The C 414 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.

AKG C 414 XL II Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Upgrade of the AKG C 414, a legend since 1971
    Nine selectable pickup patterns enables 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

    Excellent for:
    Lead vocals
    Lead instruments
    Choir miking
    Drum overhead miking
    Classic music recording

AKG C 414 XL II 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 (-34dBV) ± 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 (A-weighted): 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
    Finish: dark grey/gold
    Dimensions: 50mm x 38mm x 160mm (2.0" x 1.5" x 6.3")
    Net weight: 300g (10.6oz.)

AKG C 414 XL II Condenser Microphone

AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.

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  • Great Mics

    As reviewed by John Steskal on 5/24/2010

    The AKG C414 is famous beyond words, AKGs new version is just as silky smooth as the original with wonderful well defined richness in the lows. Everyone should have a AKG C414 XL II in their home recording studio as a goto mic. Save your money, mow peoples lawns, help people move, get a 2nd job... I don't care how you get one, just get one. They are just that amazing!

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  • Industry Workhorse Earns its Reputation Honestly

    As reviewed by Timothy Taylor on 4/11/2012

    I bough this mic about a year ago, and can say with all honesty, it has been a standout performer for anything I have put it use on. For acoustic guitar it's clarity, and definition are amazing. You can hear every detail, and yet it is not harsh in any way. The numerous polar patterns allow you to taler the function to suit your needs with no loss of quality or spaciousness. With a good preamp it has a wonderful airy sound much like a u87 or Manley, and it is simply excellent for vocals. Male or female vocals really pop though this, but it DOES require your performance to be spot on. If you are slightly off it will pick it up! It is useful for just about anything in the studio you can think of, including picking up cymbals from overhead. It is one of the best Microphones I own, and I would put it up against the Neumann TLM103 or the Sterling Audio Ocean Way Signature Series mic, as well as the Neumann KMS104. It blows RODE, Sputnik, or lower level Sterlings out of the water. I own or have used in my studio all these mics, so can speak to it with absolute authority. It is durable, rugged, and has launched the careers of many a fabled performer, and for my money is one of the best values going. DO get a top quality heavy stand for use with this Mic. It does pick up whatever is going on in the environment, and mic stand noise can be maddening. I use the ultimate support boom, which retails for $199, and has a solid base, super thick pole and overhead boom.

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  • Real Precision

    As reviewed by Jason Groucott on 6/6/2010

    I have been a professional recording engineer for over fifteen years and in every world class studio that I have utilized, undoubtably the AKG 414 series mic has been readily available to me. Able to capture real sound quality with amazing clarity, I can't think of anything I could not use this mic for. Vocals, instruments, percussions, field sound, etc. The AKG C 414 XL II follows suit. In tradition with setting new standards for excellence, the C 414 XL II will not let you down.

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