AKG C414 XLII Stereo Set

Condenser largediaphragm microphone

Stereoset consisting of two matched condenser largediaphragm microphones

  • Successor to the C 414B-TLII
  • 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
  • Improved details 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 mounting (H85), windshield (W414X) and aluminium case
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  • Bossa Dry
  • Bossa Processed
  • Strumming Dry
  • Strumming Processed
  • Shakers
  • Woodblocks

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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AKG C414 XLII studio workhorse mic stereo set

23.02.2016
Polyvalent, for sure. The many patterns adapt the mics to every situation. The interface (push buttons and leds) is very agreeable to use. Tremendous sensitivity.
They do feature a clear treble boost above 3kHz, which is exactly what makes them desirable on source that benefit from that. I adore them on vocals, as they give exactly what a vocal needs to cut through the mix, in a way that is not harsh at all. Yet, for the same reason, I don't like them on instruments that could already be a bit too clear to sit well in the mix. Violin gets easily harsh through them and you then need EQing, which always subtracts some of the good vibrations alongside the bad ones.
I could regret a little the variations in sound between the different patterns.
I could compare them to the Neumann TLM 107 which have a similar purpose. The TLM 107 are way more neutral, which might be, for some applications, more desirable, and for others, well less.
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06.01.2017
These are the best mics I own, they are a proven classic and you can use it for almost everything. I use them a lot as over heads and also as room mics. Very very versatile!
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