AKG C414 B-ULS Condenser Mic
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AKG C414 B-ULS Condenser Microphone
From the AKG website -
Classic large-diaphragm reference microphone; selectable cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional or figure-eight polar patterns; two-stage preattenuation pad and bass cut filter; high sound pressure level capability - up to 160 dB SPL.
The C414 B-ULS is THE reference microphone for almost all comparative microphone tests and one of the most used condenser microphones in the world. It is the microphone of choice for miking up vocals, grand pianos, percussions, and any other sound sources with complex waveforms. A gold-sputtered 1-inch dual-diaphragm and Ultra Linear Series electronics combine to provide an extremely smooth frequency response.
Four selectable polar patterns allow the microphone to be used for every recording technique and two bass cut filters suppress low-frequency noise. Extremely low self noise and high headroom result in a dynamic range of 126 dB, which is wider than that of digital recording equipment. Switchable 10-dB and 20-dB preattenuation pads let you record instruments with sound pressure levels beyond 150 dB SPL at less than 0.5% THD.
The AKG Model C 414 B/ULS is certainly the most ubiquitous studio condenser microphone in the United States, and very likely in the rest of the world as well. It is designed around dual back-to-back large 1 in. (25 mm) gold sputtered diaphragms for multiple pickup patterns. The microphone's pickup patterns are easily switchable among omnidirectional, cardioid, hypercardioid, and figure-eight. Additional flexibility in the studio operating environment allows a bass cut of 12 dB/octave below 150 or 75 Hz and pre-preamp attenuation of either 10 or 20 dB. The self noise of the microphone is a low 14 dB (A weighted). On-axis sensitivity for all patterns is 12.5 mV/Pa, and for unpadded operation maximum program level is 140 dB for 0.5% total harmonic distortion.
The C 414 B/ULS is one of the most accurate multi-pattern microphones available to the engineer. The far-field on-axis response for all four switchable patterns is remarkably flat, varying no more than +/-2 dB over the range from 20 to 20 kHz
Transducer Principle - Condenser, externally polarized
Frequency Range - 20–20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern - Omnidirectional, cardioid, hypercardioid, and figure-eight
Sensitivity at 1,000 Hz - 12.5 mV/Pa =^ -38 dBV
Equivalent Noise Level - 14 dB-A
Sound Pressure Level for 0.5% THD - 134 dB, wide-band (unpadded) 140 dB, 1 kHz (unpadded)
S/N Ratio (A-weighted) - 80 dB
Electr. Impedance - 180 ohms
Load Impedance - > 1,000 ohms
Power Requirement - 12–48 volts nominal Phantom powering
Connector - 3-pin XLR type
Finish - Non-reflective black
Size - 5.6 x 1.8 x 1.4 in. (141 x 45 x 35 mm)
Net-Shipping Weight - 11 oz. (320 g)/2.1 lbs. (950 g)
Full specs sheet available at http://www.akg.com/media/media/download/9406
minor scratches but works great