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AKG C414-XLS - Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

by AKG
£849.00 inc. vat
£707.50 ex. vat
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The AKG C414 XLS is a versatile large diaphragm condenser microphone that features nine pickup patterns. The C414XLS also features three pads (-6/-12/-18dB), three bass-cut filter settings and an overload warning peak hold LED. Comes in a protective hard case with a pop filter, cradle and wind screen.

Found in studios all over the world, the C414 XLS is engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound, it has been the most universal and versatile large diaphragm microphone for decades. Widely used for accurate, beautifully detailed pickup of any acoustic instrument the The AKG C 414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C 414 B-ULS, the longest-lived C 414 model.

The C414 dates back to 1971, and the C414XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C 414 B-ULS, the longest-lived AKG C 414 model, combining proven reference quality, leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components.

For live-sound applications and permanent installations all controls of the AKG C 414 XLS can be disabled easily for trouble-free use. A Peak Hold LED displays even shortest overload peaks.

In the box:

  • Protective Hard Case
  • PF80 Pop Filter
  • Wind Screen
  • H85 Shockmount / Cradle

AKG C 414 XLS Features

  • Nine selectable pickup patterns enable to choose the perfect setting for every application
  • Lock Mode: all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use
  • Peak Hold LED even detects shortest overload peaks
  • Incredible Dynamic Range of 152 dB
  • Three switchable different bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation levels
  • Leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components ensure shortest signal path and extra protection against moisture
  • Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria
  • Polar pattern: omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight and 4 intermediate settings
  • Frequency range: 20 to 20, 000 Hz
  • Signal/noise ratio: 88 dB
  • Preattenuation 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
  • Dimensions: 50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.)
  • Net weight: 300 g (10.6 oz.)

AKG C414XLS Specifications


  • Audio Frequency bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 23 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 6 dB-A
  • Signal to Noise: 88 dB-A
  • Preattenuation Pad: -6; -12; -18 dB
  • Bass Cut Filter: 160; 80; 40 Hz
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 2200 Ohms

Polar Patterns

  • Cardiod 
  • Figure of eight 
  • Hyper Cardiod 
  • Omnidirectional 
  • Wide Cardioid

Powering Interface

  • Voltage: 44 to 52 V
  • Current: 4.5 mA

Audio Output

  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-pin


  • Finish: Dark gray/silver

Dimensions / Weight

  • Length: 38 mm
  • Width: 50 mm
  • Height: 160 mm
  • Net Weight: 300 g