The C 414 B/XLS has been carefully designed to maintain the legendary sonic character of the C 414 family while integrating new features and performance enhancements made possible by new technology. The C 414B/XLS is designed to deliver accurate pickup of all acoustic instruments and voices.
The microphone’s 5 pickup patterns are easily selectable via an electronic switch with LED indication and offer the selection of omnidirectional, cardioid, wide cardioid, hypercardioid and figure-eight patterns.
The pickup pattern selector switch utilizes a dual-color LED indicator that provides visual indication of the pattern selected and also changes from green to red to indicate if the microphone’s output electronics are being overloaded. The pattern selector can also be used to “lock” the microphone’s switch settings by pressing and holding it for 3 seconds.
On the rear of the microphone, an electronic switch allows the selection of -6 dB, -12 dB and -18 dB pre-attenuation levels which are accomplished by changing the polarization voltage to the capsule. The C 414 B/XLS has switchable bass cut filters of 12 dB-per-octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz, and a 6-dB-per-octave filter at 160 Hz for control of proximity effect. On-axis sensitivity for all patterns is 23 mV/Pa and its self-noise is an extremely low 6 dB-A.
The C 414 B/XLS has a transformerless output and all-metal chassis, making it immune to electrical interference and RF from digital equipment, video monitors and wireless systems. It comes complete in an all-metal road case with the AKG H-85 shock mount, a PF80 external two-stage pop filter, a W414X external windscreen and an individually-measured chart showing the response curve of the microphone. It is also available in factory-matched stereo pairs packaged with a H50 stereo bar instead of the external pop filter.
The C 414B/XLS is built in Vienna, Austria and comes with a three-year limited parts and labor warranty.
High sensitivity and extremely low self noise
Five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility
Two-color LEDs provide quick visual indication of selected polar pattern and output overload
Elastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration
H 85 professional shock mount/stand adapter, PF 80 external pop filter and W 414 X external windscreen
High sound pressure level capability and wide dynamic range
Completely immune to electrostatic and electro-magnetic interference from digital gear, computer monitors, etc. thanks to solid metal housing and transformerless output stage
Three switchable bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation pads with LEDs for quick visual indication
All switchable components operate in low impedance circuits for ultra-high relability even in extremely humid conditions
Optional R 414 remote control unit (available by the end of 2004) offers full control of all switchable parameters via standard microphone cable and 3-pin XLR-type connectors
Type: 1″ large diaphragm pressure gradient microphone
Polar Patterns: Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight
Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 23 mV/Pa (-33 dBV) +/-0.5 dB
Max. SPL: 140/146/152/158 dB SPL (at 0/-6/-12/-18 dB)
Preattenuation Pad: -6, -12,-18 dB, switchable
Bass Cut Filter Scope: 12 dB/octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz; 6 dB/octave at 160 Hz
Power Requirements: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Dimensions: 2″ x 1.5″ x 6.3“
Net Weight: 10.6 oz
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs (2.27 kg)