AKG C 414 XLS
A reference-quality microphone especially used for accurate, beautifully-detailed pickup of any acoustic instrument.
With the introduction of the NeXt Generation C 414 B-XL models, 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.
High sensitivity and extremely low self noiseFive switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibilityTwo-color LEDs provide quick visual indication of selected polar pattern and output overloadElastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibrationH 85 professional shock mount/stand adapter, PF 80 external pop filter and W 414 X external windscreen.
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
Optional R 414 remote control unit (under development) offers full control of all switchable parameters via standard microphone cable and 3-pin XLR-type connectors
Type 1-inch large-diaphragm pressure gradient microphone
Polar pattern Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight
Frequency range 20 to 20,000 Hz (see frequency response traces)
Sensitivity 23 mV/Pa (-33 dBV) ± 0.5 dB
Max. SPL 200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158 dB SPL (0/-6/-12/-18 dB) (for 0.5% THD)
Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-2) 20 dB (0 dB preattenuation)
Equivalent noise level 6 dB-A (0 dB preattenuation) (DIN 45 412, A-weighted)
Signal/noise ratio 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