The C414 XL II/ST stereo condenser microphone matched pair bundle contains two C414 XL IIs that have been selected from thousands of individual microphones and hand tested to for sensitivity characteristics that lie within 1dB of one another throughout the range of 300Hz to 8kHz in cardioid mode. They come with a full accessory kit that includes a pair of shock mounts, a stereo bar, two foam windscreens, and hardshell carrying case. You also get a copy of your microphones’ performance charts to verify their matched performance characteristics.
The C414 XL II (the successor of the famous C414 B-TL II) differs from the C414 XLS by offering a slight presence boost and by providing the spatial reproduction capability of the legendary AKG C 12 microphone. This characteristic response and spatial detailing makes lead vocals and solo instruments stand out, even in a densely packed mix. This signature up-front sound is also excellent for distant miking applications making the C414 XL II ideal for classic music recording or drum ambience miking. And because of its 9-pattern design, leading-edge technology, state-of-the-art components, and reference-quality results, the AKG C414 XL II ushers in a new standard in microphone versatility.
The C414 XL II offers nine pickup patterns which enable you to choose the perfect setting for every application. In addition to the five patterns traditionally offered by the C414 (omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, and figure eight), you also get four intermediate settings that let you dial in the best pattern to suite your environment. It also features an astoundingly low noise floor and a 152dB dynamic range, making the C414 XL II ideal for any musical environment. A locking mode allows you to disable all of the C414 XL II’s controls for live-sound applications and permanent installations, and a special “Peak Hold” LED displays even shortest overload peaks.
AKG C414 XL II/ST Matched Pair of Multi-pattern Condenser Microphones Features at a Glance:
Omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight, and four intermediate pickup patterns
Lock Mode disables all controls easily for live and installation use
Incredible Dynamic Range of 152 dB
Three different bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation levels
Peak Hold LED even detects shortest overload peaks
Paired using AKG’s sophisticated computer-aided matching method
Highest possible correlation over the whole frequency range and virtually identical sensitivity
Includes carrying case, two windscreens, a stereo bar, and two spider-type shock mounts
Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
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)