AKG C414 XLII review: specs & price

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Condenser Large Diaphragm Microphone

The AKG C414 XLII is a Condenser Large Diaphragm Microphone with a Successor to the C 414B-TLII, Now with 9 switchable polar patterns (cardioid,...

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Frequency response20 - 20,000 Hz (+/- 3 dB)---20 Hz-20 kHz20 Hz to 20 kHz----
Boundary sound pressure level120 dB with pad off, 135 dB with pad on--------144 dB
Dimensions194 x 51 mm203 x 51 x 28 mm---210 mm height, 48 mm diameter-203 x 51 x 28 mm53 x 95 mm52 x 225 mm
Weight0.45 kg----440 g--185 g620 g
Tube
Switchable Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Figure-8
Low Cut
Pad
Shockmount included
USB Microphone
Diaphragm-27 mm-----2 x 27 mm--
Frequency range-20 Hz - 20 kHz-20 - 20,000 Hz--25 - 20,000 Hz20 Hz - 20 kHz7 - 87,000 Hz-
Polar pattern-CardioidCardioid-Omnidirectional, cardioid, super cardioid, figure-8Cardioid--Cardioid-
Output impedance-50 ohms-----50 ohms, S / N Ratio DIN / IEC 651--
Maximum SPL 0.5% THD at 1000 ohms-134.5 dB-----134.5 dB--
Sensitivity---16 mV / Pa28mv / pa-31 ± 1dB-----
Impedance--------
Nominal impedance-----50 ohms---50/200 ohms

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Description

The AKG C414 XLII is a Condenser Large Diaphragm Microphone with a Successor to the C 414B-TLII, Now with 9 switchable polar patterns (cardioid, wide-cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8 + 4 intermediate positions), 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), Transformerless XLR Output (FET) & Incl. elastic mount (H85), pop filter (PF80), windshield (W414X) and aluminium case. The retail price is 659.42 £.

Specifications

Frequency range20 - 20,000 Hz
Dynamic range140 dB(SPL) max
Microphone capsuleCK12
TubeNo
Switchable Polar PatternYes
OmnidirectionalYes
CardioidYes
Figure-8Yes
Low CutYes
PadYes
Shockmount includedYes
USB MicrophoneNo

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