Which one is your favourite C414? Every 10 or so years, the C414 microphones get refreshed it seems. The latest incarnations offer you the choice between this C414XLII, or the C414XLS.
The C414XLII is the successor of the famous C 414 B-TL II. It shows the unique sonic signature of the highly sought after AKG C12 which enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix. The unrivalled up-front sound is also well-known for distant miking applications like classic music recording or drum ambience miking.
The XLII version differs from the XLS version in one major respect – the capsule. Both, the slight presence boost and the impressive spatial reproduction is similar to the legendary C12 microphones.