AKG Acoustics C 414 EB
Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
The 414EB was the second-generation C414 microphone from AKG. Like its predecessor, it combined AKG’s famous CK-12 capsule with a solid-state amplifier circuit.
- The left-side switch controls the pad: 0dB, -10dB, -20dB.
- The right switch controls the HPF: flat, -12dB/octave @ 75Hz, -12dB/octave @ 150Hz.
As with the original C414, the EB provided 4 polar patterns — Cardioid, Omni, Figure-of-8, and Hypercardioid — selectable via a switch below the capsule on the front of the microphone body.
The first production runs of the C414EB used AKG’s original CK-12 capsule, now known as the “brass” CK-12. To reduce manufacturing costs, AKG developed a variation that used fewer parts and an easier assembly method — notably, it used a “nylon” ring that snapped the diaphragm in place, rather than the brass tensioning ring that was screwed down.
CK-12 capsules: Markus Sauschlager, Austria
C414EB exploded view: Hansén Audio, Sweden
The AKG Acoustics C 414 EB is also known as: C414EB.
The mic was released in 1976.
|Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!|
|Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
|Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
|Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!|
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(6 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (6 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Hypercardioid (6 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (6 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diameter n/a
||n/a||Max SPL: 155 dB
Self-noise: 17.0 dB(A)
|360g (12.70oz)||141mm (5.55'')||n/a||
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