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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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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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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Sound good. Beware
Jibu, 10.03.2018
Please bear in mind that the new batch of AKG C414 XLII is Made in Hungary and not Austria any more. Thomann's website pictures till show that it is made in Austria. I was a bit worried about that. Do not know, if there is any other difference in the product itself, because I have never used C414 before. Sounds good to my ears, compared to some other brands.
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