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Reference multipattern condenser microphone

The classic C12 sound
The C414 XLII multi-pattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the perfect sonic capture for every application. A peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. For live sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can easily be disabled for trouble-free use.

The C414 XLII version differs from the C414 XLS version in one major respect – the capsule. The C414 XLII's slight presence boost and impressive spatial reproduction are both similar to the legendary AKG C12 microphone from 1953.


So what's your favorite mic on these vocalists? Any surprises?

...yuck, it's worse than Behringer C1, I used it before and it is really bad sounding microphone AKG C314 - usable AKG C414 XLII - usable AKG C414 XLS - usable ASTON ORIGIN - unusable - wow that's harsh ASTON SPIRIT - usable Audio Technica 4033 - usable Audio Technica 4047, 4050, 4040 - usable Audio Technica 5040 - great -...

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Is a high-quality mic a waste of money without a great preamp?

...a UA 4-710d or 6176, and assume it will make a big difference, will it? My best mics are an AKG c414 XLII and EV RE-20. Thanks!

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Vocal upgrade from SM7B

FYI, so far I am considering an AKG C414XLII, a Soundelux U195, and a Telefunken TF47....but I am very open to any suggestions...

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