AKG C414 XLII

Condenser Large Diaphragm Microphone

  • Successor to the C 414B-TLII
  • Now with 9 switchable polar patterns (cardioid, wide-cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8 + 4 intermediate positions)
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Dynamic range: 140 dB(SPL) max
  • Improved detail above 4kHz
  • Lock mode to save the settings
  • Peak-Hold display
  • Status LEDs
  • 3-Way switchable bass cut filter (0/40/80/160 Hz)
  • 3 Preattenuation pads (0/-6/-12/-18 dB)
  • Microphone capsule: CK12
  • Transformerless XLR Output (FET)
  • Incl. elastic mount (H85), pop filter (PF80), windshield (W414X) and aluminium case
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Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Great mic for anything

unLaXo, 13.12.2017
This mic is extraordinary in all aspects. Changeable polar characteristic, roll off filter... It sounds great!
In studio the vocals are airy and sweet and full, acoustic guitar is exact, hi-hat controlled.
In live I use it mainly for ambience if IEM is used. Great option!!! Also overheads are suitable.
They are not made in Autria anymore. Made in Hungary. I can not say if there is significant difference due to production country change. Did not use older versions of this mic.
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Fantastic Mic

Don D, 09.08.2018
This is the most universal mic used ever. This mic can be used for any application.
Having nine polar pattern settings on one mike makes it indispensable. My recordings have been greatly improved by the use of this mike.
Very low noise and detailed clarity. Crystal clear vocals with a nice little boost around the upper mids and highs give it great presence and will cut through the most dense mixes.

I am really happy with this purchase.
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