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Reference multipattern condenser microphone

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The C414 XLS multipattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the perfect sonic capture for every application. A peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. For live-sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can easily be disabled for trouble-free use.

The C414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C414 B-ULS, the most popular AKG C414 version since 1971. Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound, it has been the most versatile large-diaphragm microphone for decades.

  • Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound
  • Nine selectable polar patterns
    Three different switchable bass-cut filters
  • Three attenuation levels (-6
    Overload warning with audio peak hold LED / for beautifully detailed recording of vocals and any acoustic instrument
Audio Frequency bandwidth20 to 20000 Hz
Sensitivity23 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level6 dB-A
Signal to Noise88 dB-A
Pre-attenuation Pad-6, -12, -18 dB
Bass Cut Filter160, 80, 40 Hz
Electrical Impedance200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance2200 Ohms
Polar PatternsCardioid, Figure of eight, Hyper Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Wide Cardioid
Powering Interface
Voltage44 to 52 V
Current4.5 mA
Audio Output
TypeBalanced XLR
Finishdark grey/silver
Dimensions / Weight
Length38 mm
Width50 mm
Height160 mm
Net Weight300 g