AKG C 414 B-XL II Professional Studio Recording condenser Microphone

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AKG C 414 B-XL II Professional Studio Recording condenser Microphone
C 414 B-XL II

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.

C 414 B-XL II

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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 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 Also available in stereo pair C 414 B-XL II/ST.

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 (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 Impedance <=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 Environment Temperature range: -10 C to +60 C (14 F to 140 F) Relative humidity: 95% (+20 C/68 F), 85% (+60 C/140 F) Connector 3-pin XLR to IEC Dimensions 50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.) Net weight 300 g (10.6 oz.) Patent(s) AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488, AT 400.910

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