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AKG C 414 Brochure & Specs page 8

1-inch large-diaphragm pressure gradient microphone
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Exactly what you expect from AKG
State-of-the-art technology and absolute reliability
The new C 414 Series combine proven reference quality, leading-
edge technology and state-of-the-art components for an
accurate, beautifully detailed pickup of any voice or
any acoustic instrument. The solid metal housing
and transformerless output stage combine
to make the C 414 microphones
immune to electrical interference
from digital equipment, video
monitors or from RF from
wireless microphones or
other communications
Elastic capsule suspension
Structurally-transmitted vibrations that interfere
and colour the sound are almost completely
eliminated thanks to a new elastic capsule
suspension system developed with experts
for superior damping and excellent long-term
Three switchable bass-filters
and pre-attenuation levels
The pre-attenuation levels are controlled by
changes in the polarisation voltage of the capsule
and permit increases of 6, 12 or 18 dB in the maxi-
mum sound pressure level for close-up recording
or for use with high output sources. The switch-
able bass-cut filters reduce sonic colouration and
the risk of low frequency distortion. The slope of
the 40 and 80 Hz filters is more than 12 dB-per-
octave and these are especially useful in combat-
ing wind noise or vibrations from stage floors.
The 160 Hz filter has a gentler 6 dB-per-octave
slope useful in minimising proximity effect.
Nine Pickup Patterns
The twin-diaphragm system gives you a choice
of nine different polar patterns (omnidirectional,
wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, and figure
eight, ...). The diaphragm is made from a spe-
cial gold-sputtered plastic foil and the gold layer
is deposited on the diaphragm only on the outer
sides to prevent short circuiting to the back plate
if strong blasts of air are applied.



This manual is also suitable for:

C 414 xlsC 414 xl ii