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Presentation of the AKG C 414 XL II


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The AKG C414 XLII is a multi-pattern condenser microphone renowned for its pristine audio quality and versatility. The successor to AKG's legendary C414 B-TL II, the C414 XLII provides nine polar patterns to choose from for unparalleled control. Its impressive 134dB dynamic range captures even the subtlest nuances. Three bass cut filters and four pre-attenuation levels allow for fine-tuning in any situation. A peak hold LED alerts users to overload peaks in an instant. Whether tracking vocals, miking an orchestra or amplifying a kick drum, the C414 XLII delivers professional results for live sound and recording applications alike.

Nine Polar Patterns Provide Sonic Versatility

With nine switchable polar patterns including cardioid, omni and figure-eight, the C414 XLII is equipped for any application. Its patterns provide varying levels of sensitivity and background noise rejection, allowing users to hone in on or capture the ambient environment. A lock mode disables all controls for trouble-free live and installation use. No matter the pickup pattern, the C414 XLII's condenser capsule ensures optimal transparency and realism.

Unmatched Dynamic Range and Frequency Response

The C414 XLII's incredible 134dB dynamic range captures every nuance, from the subtlest sounds to the loudest peaks. Its wide 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range reproduces the full audible spectrum. Three bass cut filters—including 12dB/octave cuts at 40Hz and 80Hz and a 6dB/octave cut at 160Hz—provide low-end roll-off when needed. Four pre-attenuation levels (0dB, -6dB, -12dB, -18dB) allow for adjustment to suit the audio source.

Alerts Provide Instant Overload Feedback

A peak hold LED detects and displays overload peaks instantly, enabling adjustment to levels before distortion occurs. This useful feature helps users achieve optimal gain structure for clean, transparent results free of clipping. With the C414 XLII, you're in full control of your sound.

Premium Components and Timeless Design

Handcrafted in Austria to AKG's legendary standards of quality, the C414 XLII pairs a roadworthy metal body with premium electronic components for years of flawless performance. Its iconic design is a modern take on AKG's seminal C12, a mic that shaped the sound of popular music for decades. Like its forebear, the C414 XLII is built to stand the test of time.

AKG C414 XLII Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
AKG C414 XLII Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
AKG C414 XLII Reference Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • 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

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • 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"
  • Length: 6.3"
  • Weight: 10.2 oz.
Included Accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: Yes
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: N/A
  • Cable: No
  • Stand: No

collapse expand iconWarranty

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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