AKG C 414 B/XLS-ST Matched Pair of Large Diaphragm Microphones

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AKG C 414 B/XLS-ST Matched Pair of Large Diaphragm Microphones
Stereo-Matched Mics From AKG! AKG's C 414 B-XLS/ST is the stereo-matched version of this reference-quality microphone. The C 414 B-XLS/ST is especially designed for accurate, beautifully-detailed pickup of any acoustic instrument. With new features, improved technical specifications, ease of use and available accessories, the C 414 B-XLS/ST is part of the next generation of AKG microphone quality. This premium-grade update of the classic C 414 maintains the original's distinctive timbre especially suited for recording or live reproduction of solo vocals and solo instruments.

C 414 B-XLS/ST at a Glance:

Stereo-matched version of the updated classic C 414

High sensitivity and extremely low self noise

Five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility

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

Especially preferred for recording backing vocals/choir, acoustic guitar, strings and almost all brass instruments

High sensitivity,low self noise for ultimate accuracy The C 414 B-XLS/ST is designed to provide high sensitivity (23 mV/Pa [-33 dBV] 0.5 dB) for maximum response to any audio source. Its extremely low self-noise characteristics (6 dB-A [0 dB preattenuation], A-weighted) make it ideal for the most delicate source recording or the most demanding onstage application.

Five switchable polar patterns give you the mic you need, when you need it! Used as mono mics, the C 414 B-XLS/ST gives you your choice of omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, or figure eight patterns. The C 414 B-XLS/ST will quickly become one of the most-used mics in your collection! And verifying your selected pattern is easy: a two-color LED provides a quick visual indication of the current pattern. Plus, an additional output overload LED on the C 414 B-XLS/ST gives you an immediate warning of mic clipping.

Elastic capsule suspension for minimal structurally-transmitted noise AKG has almost completely eliminated structurally-transmitted vibrations that interfere and color the sound, thanks to a new elastic capsule suspension system. This ensures the C 414 B-XLS/ST is as free of mechanical noise and vibration as possible.

The preferred mic for dozens of instruments The C 414 B-XLS/ST offers a new degree of reference-quality perfection in stereo recording situations. It is ideal for capturing the wide frequency ranges and broad dynamics of choirs, double basses, cellos and violins, tubas and french horns (and almost all other brass instruments), and Saxophone, clarinet and flute.

All of these improvements to the C 414 B-XLS/ST are answers to requests from ever-demanding recording studios, broadcast stations and concert engineers, but AKG has accomplished them without altering the basic sonic character that makes the legendary C 414 one of the most in-demand mics in the business!

AKG C 414 B-XLS/ST Features:

Matched mic pairs for optimum stereo performance in cardioid mode

1-inch large-diaphragm pressure gradient microphone

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

Three switchable bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation pads with LEDs for quick visual indication

Optional R 414 remote control unit (available late 2004) for full control of all switchable parameters

Includes professional shock mount/stand adapter and external windscreen

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