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Akg C 414 B-XL II

Vintage Recording Condenser w/Case, Pop Filter, Shock Mount & Wind Screen

Product Code 24425

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A classic microphone with a distinctive timbre especially designed for recording of solo vocals and solo instruments.

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.

Additional features:

High sound pressure level capability and wide dynamic range
Completely immune to electrostatic and electro-magnetic 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 (available by the end of 2004) offers full control of all switchable parameters via standard microphone cable and 3-pin XLR-type connectors
High sensitivity and extremely low self noise

Five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility

Two-color LEDs provide quick visual indication of selected polar pattern and output overload

Elastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration

H 85 professional shock mount/stand adapter, PF 80 external pop filter and W 414 X external windscreen.

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MPN: 3059Z00050
UPC: 9002761025927

Technical specifications

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)

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 (A-weighted)
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

<=200 ohms

Recommended load impedance
>= 2,200 ohms

Supply voltage
48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC

Current consumption
approximately 4.5 mA

Dynamic range
134 dB minimum

Temperature range: -10° C to +60° C (14° F to 140° F)
Relative humidity: 95% (+20° C/68° F), 85% (+60° C/140° F)

3-pin XLR to IEC

50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.)

Net weight
300 g (10.6 oz.)

AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488, AT 400.910

Standard accessories
PF 80, W 414 X, Sound Tool Case


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