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AKG C414 XLS Condenser Microphone  

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The AKG C 414 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 4... Read More

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The AKG C 414 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 C 414 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 C 414 XLS microphone has been created to be just as popular.

The AKG C 414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary AKG C 414 B-ULS, the longest-lived AKG C 414 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 C 414 XLS microphone combines proven reference quality, leading-edge technology, and state-of-the-art components.

AKG delivers the C 414 XLS microphone complete with carrying case, pop filter, windscreen, and 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.

  • 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
  • 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.)
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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Excellent Microphone


from North Judson, IN

Comments about AKG C414 XLS Condenser Microphone:

I just recently purchased this microphone with a Presonus Tube Preamp and a TC Helicon Voiceworks Plus effects system. This microphone preceeds even the more expensive microphones on the market produced by other companies. Sound quality of vocals is something I strive for constantly. Now, that I have hooked this microphone up, I have found the clarity and quality I need. The greatest feature of this microphone is the selectable patterns. Even though the individual patterns are for different applications of recording instruments and vocals, I mainly use them for different singing styles. They even accomodate different singers. I intend to use this as a studio microphone for a recording business. For anyone looking for a quality all-around microphone for everything, this is for you. Keep in mind that even though the AKG 214 (I think thats the name) is highly recommended for vocals, it is not intended for other recording applications such as instrument or drums. If you purchase this microphone you will recieve a computer read-out test of YOUR microphone's frequencies performed by AKG. Also, keep in mind that the equipment behind this microphone will make a difference too. I recommend the Presonus Tube Channel Strip Preamp to power this Microphone and control its levels, along with its built in 3 band equalization. That, in itself, offers great possibilities for straight forward clear clean vocals and mic'ed intruments along with mic'ed amplifiers. Look into voice effects too, great investment.

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