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The AKG C414 XLS condenser microphone offers pristine sonic quality and unparalleled versatility. The latest incarnation of AKG's renowned C414, used in studios worldwide for over 50 years, the C414 XLS provides reference-level performance and nuanced detail. With nine switchable polar patterns—including cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight and hypercardioid—it captures any acoustic source with stunning realism.

Pristine Sonic Reproduction and Wide Dynamic Range

Featuring a 1" dual-diaphragm capsule and transformerless output stage, the C414 XLS offers a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, sensitivity of 23 mV/Pa and high SPL handling up to 158 dB. Its ultra wide dynamic range of 152 dB ensures accurate reproduction of signal peaks and subtle details. A selection of three bass cut filters and pre-attenuation levels provide precise tonal shaping. For live and installed applications, the Lock Mode disables all controls to prevent accidental changes.

Nine Polar Patterns for Total Creative Control

With nine polar patterns—omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-eight and four intermediate stages—the C414 XLS is ideal for any recording or sound reinforcement need. Easily switch between patterns to capture a choir, acoustic ensemble or drum overhead. The intermediate patterns provide subtle variations for finetuning the microphone's directionality and proximity effect.

Rugged, Roadworthy Design

Despite its precision design, the C414 XLS is built to handle life on the road. Its double-mesh grille protects the capsule from moisture, dust and plosives. A peak hold LED alerts users to overload peaks for optimal gain staging. The included spider-type shockmount reduces handling noise, while the thick-walled carrying case protects your investment during transport and storage.

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

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  • 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 & instruments
    • Classical music recording
    • Drum overhead miking
    • Ensemble recording

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    • Polar pattern: Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight and four 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: 48V phantom power to DIN/IEC
    • Powering: approximately 4 mA
    • Connector: 3-pin XLR to IEC
    • Dimensions: 50 mm x 38 mm x 160 mm (2.0" x 1.5" x 6.3")
    • Net weight: 300 g (10.6 oz.)

    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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