AKG C414 B-XLII large diaphragm condenser microphone

AKG C414 B-XL II large diaphragm condenser microphone

 

The AKG C414 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with many applications on atge and in the studio. A pair of AKG C414s can be used as overhead mics on a drum kit and also make great microphones for an acoustic piano.

The AKG C414 B-XLII large diaphragm condenser microphone AKG sets new benchmarks for useful features, improved technical specifications, ease of use and available accessories. All of these improvements are answers to requests from ever-demanding recording studios, broadcast stations and concert engineers, but with the basic sonic character of the legendary C 414 unaltered.

Features

High sensitivity and extremely low self noise
Five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility
Two-color LEDs provide quick visual indication of selected polar pattern and output overload
Elastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration
H 85 professional shock mount/stand adapter, PF 80 external pop filter and W 414 X external windscreen.
A classic microphone with a distinctive timbre especially designed for recording of solo vocals and solo instruments.
High sound pressure level capability and wide dynamic range
Completely immune to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference from digital gear, computer monitors, etc. thanks to solid metal housing and transformerless output stage
Three switchable bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation pads with LEDs for quick visual indication
All switchable components operate in low impedance circuits for ultra-high reliability even in extremely humid conditions

Specifications

Polar pattern Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight
Sensitivity 23 mV/Pa (-33 dBV) ± 0.5 dB
Max. SPL 200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158 dB (0/-6/-12/-18 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level 6 dB-A (0 dB preattenuation) (IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 88 dB
Preattenuation pad -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB, switchable
Bass cut filter slope 12 dB/octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz; 6 dB/octave at 160 Hz
Impedance <=200 ohms
Recommended load impedance >= 2,200 ohms
Supply voltage 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
Powering approximately 4.5 mA
Dynamic range 134 dB minimum
Connector 3-pin XLR to IEC
Dimensions 50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.)
Net weight 300 g (10.6 oz.)
Patent(s) Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)