The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 All  This Thread  Reviews  Gear Database  Gear for sale     Latest  Trending
AKG 414 B-XLS Replacement Grille
Old 25th June 2009
Gear Maniac
Evenyre's Avatar

AKG 414 B-XLS Replacement Grille


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.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump