C 414 XLII Stereo Matched Stereo Pair of Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphones with Case and Accessories


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The AKG C414 XLII Stereo pair of reference multi-pattern condenser microphones offer a choice of nine polar patterns for the perfect sonic capture for every application. The C414 XLII's slight presence boost and impressive spatial reproduction are both similar to the legendary AKG C12 microphone from 1953. The stereo sets are created by AKG's sophisticated matching method for stunning, three-dimensional recordings.

For live-sound applications and fixed installations, all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use, and the peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. Both mics have three switchable bass cut filters as well as three pre-attenuation levels that allow lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed in even the densest mixes.

The C 414 XLII is the successor of the famous C 414 B-TL II. It shows the unique sonic signature of the highly sought-after AKG C 12, which enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix. The unrivalled up-front sound is also well known for distant miking applications like classical music recording or drum ambience miking.


  • 2x AKG C 414 XLII reference multipattern condenser microphones
  • 2x elastic spider suspension shockmounts
  • 2x windscreens
  • 1x stereo mounting bar
  • 1x aluminum carry case
  • Measurement documents

AKG C 414 XLII Stereo Features:

  • 1" edge-terminated large diaphragm sound
  • Nine different polar patterns
  • Lock Mode for live-sound operation all controls can be disable easily
  • Peak Hold LED even displays shortest overload peaks
  • High sensitivity and extremely low self noise
  • High sound pressure level capability and wide dynamic range
  • Completely immune to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference
  • Three switchable bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation
  • All switchable components operate in low impedance circuits for ultra-high reliability even in extremely humid conditions
  • Elastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration
  • Designed, engineered and manufactured in Vienna, Austria

AKG C 414 XLII Stereo Specifications*:

  • Polar patterns: Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight and 4 intermediate settings
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV) ± 0.5 dB
  • Max. SPL: 200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158 dB (0/-6/-12/-18 dB)for 0.5% THD
  • Equivalent noise level: 6 dB-A (0 dB preattenuation) (IEC 60268-4)
  • Signal/noise ratio: (A-weighted) 88 dB
  • Preattenuation pads: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB, switchable
  • Bass cut filter slopes: 12 dB/octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz; 6 dB/octave at160 Hz
  • Impedance: </=200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >/= 2,200 ohms
  • Supply voltage: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
  • Powering: approximately 4 mA
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR to IEC
  • Finish: dark grey/gold
  • Dimensions: 2" x 1.5" x 6.3" (50 x 38 x 160 mm)
  • Net weight: 10.6 oz (300 g)
  • Patent(s): Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)

*Please see the "Documentation" tab for more information.

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