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C 414 XLS
C 414 XLII
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
Bitte vor Inbetriebnahme des Gerätes lesen!
USER INSTRUCTIONS
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Please read the manual before using the equipment!
MODE D'EMPLOI
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Veuillez lire cette notice avant d'utiliser le système!
ISTRUZIONI PER L'USO
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Prima di utilizzare l'apparecchio, leggere il manuale!
MODO DE EMPLEO
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¡Sirvase leer el manual antes de utilizar el equipo!
INSTRUÇÕES DE USO
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Favor leia este manual antes de usar o equipamento!
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p. 62
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  • Page 1 C 414 XLS C 414 XLII BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG S. 2 ..Bitte vor Inbetriebnahme des Gerätes lesen! USER INSTRUCTIONS p. 17 ....Please read the manual before using the equipment! MODE D’EMPLOI p.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Page Welcome! ............. . . 18 1 Safety and Environment .
  • Page 3: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for purchasing an AKG product. This Manual contains important instructions for setting up and operating your equipment. Please take a few minutes to read the instructi- ons below, specifically section 1 Safety and Environment, carefully before operating the equipment.
  • Page 4: Description

    • Check that the packaging contains all of the components listed for your model. Should anything be missing, please contact your AKG dealer. • For optional accessories, refer to the current AKG catalog or folder, or visit 2.2 Optional Accessories www.akg.com.
  • Page 5 C 12 and C 12 VR studio micro- phones from AKG, providing the optimum polar pattern for best possible results in the most diverse miking situations. All polar patterns are largely frequency-independent for realistic and uncolored off-axis sound.
  • Page 6: C 414 Xlii

    The C 414 XLII has been designed as a sonic alternative to the standard C 414 XLS, and closely approximates the sound of the legendary AKG C 12. It is identical to the C 414 XLS with the exception of a completely different acoustic resistor that provides a slight high-fre- quency rise at 3 kHz and above.
  • Page 7: Powering

    3 Powering The C 414 XLS and C 414 XLII provide extremely low self-noise yet high headroom. The only way to meet these strict engineering requirements was to limit the powering options for both microphones to 48 V phantom power to IEC 61938 only. This standard requires a pos- itive voltage of 48 V with reference to the cable shield.
  • Page 8: Using Your Microphone

    The standard version C 414 XLS features a very smooth frequency response and the typi- (For details on the C 414 XLII cal sound of AKG large-diaphragm microphones. This sound has hardly changed over the refer to sectin 2.4.) many years the C 414 has been in production, and the C 414 has become an "industry standard"...
  • Page 9: Hints On Micorphone Placement

    4 Using Your Microphone Sound source C 414 XLS C 414 XLII Clarinet •• •• Harmonica • •• Bass drum •• Toms • • Cymbals • Bongos, congas • (Table 2) •• Highly recommended • Recommended 4.6 Hints on As an introduction to the "secret science of making good recordings", the following sections Microphone Placement describe some proven miking techniques.
  • Page 10: Choir, Backing Vocals

    4 Using Your Microphone To record large mixed choirs, we 4.6.2 Choir, Backing Vocals recommend using one stereo mi- crophone plus one spot microphone each for the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass sections. In rooms with good acoustics, a sin- gle stereo microphone or two matched mono microphones will often do the trick.
  • Page 11: Double Bass, Cello

    4 Using Your Microphone 4.6.4 Double Bass, Cello Double bass: Align the microphone with one of the f holes from a distance of about 16 inches (40 cm). If you need to record the double bass together with an ensemble, place the micro- phone closer to the instrument and set the polar pattern to hypercar- dioid to prevent leakage from other...
  • Page 12: Flute

    4 Using Your Microphone We recommend using two micro- 4.6.6 Flute phones. Place mic 1 above and to one side of the player (to reduce blowing noise) and align it with the player's mouth, and aim mic 2 at the instru- ment from the side.
  • Page 13: Trumpet, Trombone

    4 Using Your Microphone 4.6.9 Trumpet, Trombone Place the microphone about 1 foot (30 cm) in front of the instrument, slightly off the bell axis. Switch in one of the preattenuation pads. Using the supplied windscreen will help reduce blowing noise. Fig.
  • Page 14: Electric Guitar And Bass

    4 Using Your Microphone Electric guitar: 4.6.11 Electric Guitar Position the microphone 3 to 6 inches and Bass (8 to 15 cm) in front of the speaker, aiming at a point off the speaker di- aphragm center. Use the bass cut and a preattenuation pad.
  • Page 15: Cleaning

    Electrostatic transducer (patents nos. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488, US 7,356,151) This product conforms to the standards listed in the Declaration of Conformity. To order a free copy of the Declaration of Conformity, visit http://www.akg.com or contact sales@akg.com. C 414 XLS / XLII...
  • Page 16 6 Specifications Frequency Response Polar Diagram Frequency Response C 414 XLS C 414 XLS / C 414 XLII C 414 XLII Omnidirectional Wide Cardioid Cardioid Hypercardioid Figure 8 C 414 XLS / XLII...
  • Page 17 Lemböckgasse 21–25, A-1230 Vienna/AUSTRIA, phone: (+43-1) 86654-0* e-mail: sales@akg.com For other products and distributors worldwide visit www.akg.com Technische Änderungen vorbehalten. Specifications subject to change without notice. Ces caractéristiques sont susceptibles de modifications. Ci riserviamo il diritto di effettuare modifiche tecniche. Nos reservamos el derecho de introducir modificaciones técnicas. Especificações sujeitas a mudanças sem aviso prévio.
  • Page 18 C 414 XLS combines proven reference quality, leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components. The C 414 XLII is the successor of the famous C 414 B-TL II. It shows the unique sonic signature of the highly sought-after AKG C 12, which enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix.
  • Page 19 Recording Microphones...

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