AKG C414-XLS Condenser Microphone

934.00 RRP 938.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 17371

  • Nine Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Three Attenuation Levels (-6/-12/-18dB)
  • Three Different Switchable Bass-Cut Filters
  • Overload Warning With Audio Peak Hold LED

AKG C414-XLS Condenser Microphone


The Legendary AKG C414 has been a mainstay in professional studios worldwide since 1971 and is one of the most versatile microphones available. It offers a selection of nine polar patterns and and choice of pads to attenuate the levels. The XLS holds on to the sonic character of the original 414 and has been engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound. This will capture the softest vocals with complete accuracy, yet will still be perfectly happy sat in front of a screaming guitar cab.

Product Ref: 17371

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Studio-Quality Audio

The wide frequency range of the AKG C414-XLS Condenser Microphone allows you to capture every nuance of your source audio as it was intended; paramount for studio-quality recordings. The AKG C414-XLS Condenser Microphone was engineered to deliver the highest linearity and transparency for a neutral yet beautifully detailed sound. The C414 XLR is not only restricted to studios, its versatile nature makes it ideal for live sound applications as well as studio settings. It even feature three different switchable bass-cut filters that help to reduce wind noise and other unwanted frequencies.

Wide Range Of Polar Patterns

the AKG C414-XLS features nine different selectable polar patterns, perfect for every recording application possible. The nine polar patterns range from the standard cardioid pattern to omnidirectional, figure of eight and Wide cardioid, allowing you to set the pattern to suit the sound you require. It also features three attenuation levels for further control, allowing close-up recording or high-output sources ranging up to 158dB SPL.

Design & Construction

The sleek aesthetic of the AKG C414-XLS echoes that of vintage studio microphones from the 70s and 80s, with its large-diaphragm design featuring a gold-style grille. An overload warning with audio peak hold LED is featured on the front of the microphone to detect the shortest audio peaks and gives you a visual indication when your level is clipping. It’s versatile nature and high-quality components makes it perfect for recording everything from studio vocal performances to live acoustic guitars. The C414-XLS comes complete with: Universal Shock Mount.


  • Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound
  • Nine selectable polar patterns
  • Three attenuation levels (-6,-12,-18dB)
  • Three different switchable bass-cut filters
  • Overload warning with audio peak hold LED
  • Ideal for live & studio applications


  • Audio Frequency Bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 23 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 6 dB-A
  • Signal to Noise: 88 dB-A
  • Preattunation Pad: -6; -12; -18 dB
  • Bass Cut Filter: 160; 80; 40 Hz
  • Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 2200 Ohms
Polar Patterns
  • Polar Pattern: omnidirectional; wide cardioid; cardioid; hypercardioid; figure eight
  • Number :9
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
  • Length: 38 mm
  • Width: 50 mm
  • Height: 160 mm
  • Net Weight: 300 g

Included Accessories

  • H85 Universal Shockmount
  • W414 Windscreen
  • PF80 Pop Filter
  • Metal Carrying Case

For more information on the AKG C414-XLS please refer to the PDF above.