AKG Acoustics C 414 XLS
Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
The C414-XLS is a multipattern FET condenser microphone, the latest in the ULS/XLS series of “linear/neutral” studio microphones. The primary new feature of the revised mic is that it offers 9 polar patterns, rather than five.
Pattern for pattern, the frequency response of the XLS matches that of the B-XLS. The self-noise is the same, 6dBA. The new mic is slightly less sensitive (20mV/Pa) than the B-XLS (23mV/Pa).
The pattern, pad, and filter are selected via pushbutton controls on the body of the microphone. Current selections are indicated by LEDs. As on the B-XLS, the controls can be locked to prevent accidental reconfiguration during handling.
The clip indicator LED introduced on the B-XLS is improved on the XLS, in that the LED stays lit for 3 seconds.
The amplifier circuit is a low-noise design, making the mic one of the lowest-noise mics we have seen (6dBA regardless of pattern).
The C 414 XLS is also available in matched stereo pairs (p/n C 414 XLS/ST).
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The mic was released in 2009.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Hypercardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Wide Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diameter n/a
||200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 158 dB
Self-noise: 6.0 dB(A)
|300g (10.58oz)||160mm (6.30'')||n/a||
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