AKG C414 XLS

Condenser largediaphragm microphone

  • Successor to the C 414B XLS
  • Now with 9 switchable directional characteristics (cardioid, wide-cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8 + 4 intermediate positions)
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Dynamic range: 140 dB(SPL) max
  • 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)
  • Transformerless XLR Output (FET)
  • Incl. elastic mounting (H85), windshield (W414X) and aluminium case
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Further Information

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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José Assunção, 28.02.2019
I bought my C414 XLS about a year ago, I love everything about it!

The pros:
Marvelous build quality;
Pristine sound;
The ability to choose a middle term between polar patterns;
The included hard case is very sturdy.

The cons:
I can think of one con and it comes from a pro. As the C414 has a very detailed sound and is very sensible, if you have any noise getting in the room, or if the room doesn't sound good you can very clearly hear it on your recordings.
The elastic mount that comes with the XLS isn't all that great either. Wouldn't trust it too much.

Conclusion:
This microphone is a great tool to have, you can throw anything at it whether it's an instrument, vocals, folley and so on, and it'll get the job done just right.
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jcymbal, 07.03.2018
Love it. Much better than my previous (budget) AKG. Lots of polar patterns to play with although I use regular cardiod pattern for most of the time. No hi frequency bump that can plague the more budget oriented condensers.

A bit on the expensive side (for me) but worth it every cent.
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