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AKG C 414 B-XL II Condenser Microphone  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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A studio classic, voiced for vocal reproduction and distance miking of instruments.

The AKG C 414 B-XL II Condenser Microphone is designed to make soloists sound great. The AKG C 414 has been a studio workhorse for many years and has undergone numerous refinements. Based on the C3414, the C414B-XLS has a vastly improved capsule shockmount, and new, switching 1" diaphragm. It has 5 switchable polar patterns: omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, and figure 8. 2-color LEDs indicate polar pattern and output overload. It has 3 switchable bass cut filters and 3 pre-attenuation pads with LEDs for quick reference and delivers a huge 20Hz-20kHz frequency range. The signal-to-noise ratio of 88dB, A-weighted offers the kind of performance required for digital tracking sessions. The C414B-XLII has the distinctive timbre of the classic C414 and is designed for adding presence to vocals and for distant miking of instruments. It comes with the H 85 professional shockmount/stand adapter, PF 80 external pop filter, and W 414 X external windscreen.
Requires phantom power.


  • Voiced for vocal reproduction
  • High sensitivity and extremely low noise
  • High sound pressure level capability and wide dynamic range
  • 5 switchable polar patterns
  • Completely immune to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference from digital gear, computer monitors, etc.
  • 2-color LEDs provide quick visual monitoring of polar pattern and output overload
  • 3 switchable bass cut filters and 3 pre-attenuation pads with LEDs
  • All switchable components operate in low-impedance circuits
  • Elastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally transmitted noise

C 414 B-XL II Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Bass cut filter slope: 12 dB/octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz; 6 dB/octave at 160 Hz
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR to IEC
  • Current consumption: approximately 4.5 mA
  • Dimensions: 50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.)
  • Dynamic range: 134 dB minimum
  • Environment: Temperature range: -10° C to +60° C (14° F to 140° F) Relative humidity: 95% (+20° C/68° F), 85% (+60° C/140° F)
  • Equivalent noise level: 6 dB-A (0 dB preattenuation) (DIN 45 412, A-weighted)
  • Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-2): 20 dB (0 dB preattenuation)
  • Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz (see frequency response traces)
  • Impedance: Max. SPL: 200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158 dB SPL (0/-6/-12/-18 dB) (for 0.5% THD)
  • Net weight: 300 g (10.6 oz.)
  • Polar pattern: Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight
  • Preattenuation pad: -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB, switchable
  • Recommended load impedance: >= 2,200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 23 mV/Pa (-33 dBV) ± 0.5 dB
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 88 dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
  • Type: 1-inch large-diaphragm pressure gradient microphone
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