AKG C414B-TLII Condenser Mic

AKG combines the best of old and new: legendary C 12 acoustics and the latest generation of C 414 transformerless FET electronics. Although similar to the C414B-ULS in shape and features, the C414B-TL II differs in two important respects. First, the capsule is a faithful sonic recreation of the one used in AKG's classic C 12 tube microphone. Above 3 kHz, the TLII takes on vintage C 12 characteristics, while below this point the response is ruler flat. Additionally, AKG's new computer-aided manufacturing techniques assure greater uniformity in response from microphone to microphone. Second, the "Vintage TL" incorporates transformerless Ultra Linear Series electronics for extended low-end reproduction with extremely low distortion. The result is a remarkable microphone that exceeds all requirements for digital recording, yet one that also captures the warmth, smoothness, and delicate openness cherished by artists the world over. Switchable polar patterns, preattenuation pads, and bass roll-off filters are the same as in the C414B-ULS. Windscreen, Spider suspension, and individually tested frequency response graph included.

Polar patterns: cardioid, hypercardioid, omni-directional, figure eight
Frequency Range: 20 - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 12.5 mV/Pa (-38 dBV)
Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD: 140/150/160 dB
Equivalent noise level: 14 dB-A
Signal/noise ratio (A weighted): 80 dB
Preattenuation pad: -10 dB, -20 dB, switchable
Bass cut filter: 12 dB/octave at 75 Hz or 150 Hz
Electrical impedance: 180 ohm
Recommended load impedance: >1,000 ohm
Power requirement: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
Current consumption: <2 mA
Connector: 3-pin male XLR
Cable length: -
Finish: matte black/gold
Size: 141 x 45 x 35 mm (5.6 x 1.8 x 1.4 in.)
Net/ Shipping weight: 320/920 g (11.3/35.5 oz.)