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AKG 414 B-XLS Replacement Grille
Old 25th June 2009
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AKG 414 B-XLS Replacement Grille

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So I just purchased a 414 B-XLS on Craigslist from a local studio. I received the mic today, and placed it next to my other 414 B-XLS - The grill looks different. The 414 that I purchased from Craigslist has a very shiny, lustrous, chrome-like grille. The other 414 has a duller, darker, pewter-like grille. The two mics are as clean as can be, so it's not lack of cleaning or some foreign buildup. The shiny 414 has a much later model number (14368) than the duller 414 (01946) - Perhaps AKG decided to manufacture different grilles?

My question is... Do you know if AKG offers grille replacements? I contacted AKG, but have not heard from anybody yet. Just wanted to hear some your opinions.

To any other 414 B-XLS owners - is your grille shiny or dull?


Sorry that this posting sounds so silly. I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and like for things to be hella perfect

Thanks in advance, guys.
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