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AKG 414 TL vs TL II ?
Old 6th September 2007
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AKG 414 TL vs TL II ?

I just realised that my 414 is a TL (not a TL II)
Is there a difference sonically and if so, what?? (as I want a second!)
Thx
David
Old 6th September 2007
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I just realised that my 414 is a TL (not a TL II)
Is there a difference sonically and if so, what?? (as I want a second!)
Thx David
Check the below link... it's the latest AKG 414 brochure. They give you a brief 414 history lesson within. They do NOT mention a "TL".. only a "TL II"... could it be that the "II" got rubbed off your "TL"?

Of course AKG no longer makes the TL II, but has replaced it with the C 414B-XL II.. you can always get a pair of these.

http://www.akg.com/mediendatenbank2/...5c0ffc4faf.pdf
Old 6th September 2007
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Thx for the link. I'm certain it's just a TL
Actually I found this info on the newsgroups:

C414B-ULS - Stands for Ultra Linear Series. This mic has a really flat
frequency response. Superior DC to DC converter and Pre-amp. This
mic has been in production since the late 80's. This is a wonderful
mic and has a sound all to itself.



C414B-TL - Exact same mic as the C414B-ULS except it uses and
Capacitor instead of transformer at its output stage, this allows the
mic. to reproduce frequencys lower than the C414EB-ULS. I remember
one gentleman using this mic to record elephant movements in Africa


C414B-TLII - Same mic as the C414B-TL except it uses the TLII version
on the CK12 capsule. Note: The plastic injected CK12 was designed to
have a flat frequenyc response. The TLII capsule was designed to
have a boost at the high end to emulate the sound the old brass CK12
has.
Old 6th September 2007
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Sounds like you need to get a TL, then. None of the others is gonna be close enough for a stereo pair.....




-tINY

Old 7th September 2007
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Sounds like you need to get a TL, then. None of the others is gonna be close enough for a stereo pair.....




-tINY

Looks that way!
Old 23rd May 2012
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Still looking for a TL !
Old 23rd May 2012
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Cool info Jim. Thanks :-)
Are there details on this mod or do you offer it?
I'd still like to find an "original" TL, but this could be a great option.
Old 23rd May 2012
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Copy the schematic from AKG. You need two 47.5 ohm resistors, two 1k resistors and two 270~330 uf/50v caps. Use 1/8th watt sized resistors or the excellent Dale 1/4 watt CMF50 series.
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