AKG C414XLII Stereo Matched Pair of Condenser Mics

AKG C414XLII Stereo Matched Pair of Condenser Mics

AKG C414XLII Stereo Matched Pair of Condenser Mics

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AKG C414XLII/ST is a matched pair of multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser microphones complete with accessories and hard case.

Realistic stereo recordings require microphones with outstanding performance and excellent quality. They also require performance consistency and accurate localisation from the pair of microphones.

Therefore, every factory-matched pair has been created from thousands of individual microphones selected by AKG's sophisticated computer-aided matching method. The result is the highest possible correlation over the whole frequency range and virtually identical sensitivity for stunning, three-dimensional recordings.

The matched pairs consist of two microphones that are within 1 dB to each other in sensitivity and also within 1 dB to each other in the range of 300 Hz to 8,000 Hz of the individual frequency response when used in cardioid mode. The microphones are selected from a large quantity of individual microphones according to the described criteria by using a proprietary computer program.

Using this matched pair for stereo recordings in various techniques will provide a good and stable balance without frequency-dependent shifting of the stereo panorama.

The new models C 414 XLS and C 414 XLII offer nine pickup patterns which enable to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and permanent installations all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use. A Peak Hold LED displays even shortest overload peaks.

The C 414 comes complete with carrying case, pop filter, windscreen, and spider-type shock mount.


  • Polar pattern  Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hyper-cardioid, figure eight and 4 intermediate settings
  • 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 pre-attenuation) (IEC 60268-4)
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)  88 dB
  • Pre-attenuation pad  0 dB, -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
  • Powering  approximately 4 mA
  • Connector  3-pin XLR to IEC
  • Finish  dark grey/gold
  • Dimensions  50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.)
  • Net weight  300 g (10.6 oz.)