New version of classic recording mic features unique styling and hand-selected components 19/01/07
Celebrating 60 years of innovation, AKG Acoustics have announced the release of the limited edition C 414 LTD large-diaphragm condenser microphone. This special version of the legendary C 414 features hand-selected capsules and components for optimum sonic performance, plus a classic nickel finish and brass grille screen that evoke the first models of this historic microphone.
Stefan Gubi, President of AKG Acoustics GmbH told us, â€œTo commemorate the 60th anniversary of AKG Acoustics, we thought it fitting to honor one of the products most representative of our dedication to technology and innovation. The AKG C 414 is a truly memorable product in AKGâ€™s history, representing the attention to detail and leading-edge audio quality which has always been our focus as a company. This new C 414 LTD symbolizes our future both technologically and aesthetically.â€�
The one-inch, large-diaphragm pressure gradient microphone features five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility, three bass roll-off filters, three pre-attenuation settings as well as dual-color LEDs that provide quick visual reference of selected polar pattern and output. The C 414 LTD also includes a transformerless output stage for distortion-free low frequency reproduction and wide dynamic range.
AKGâ€™s legendary C 414 has an illustrious history and has been used on thousands of hit records, in hundreds of broadcast studios and has appeared on stage with many celebrity users. The now-famous C 414 design first appeared on the C 12A, which was introduced in 1962. In 1971, the first C 414 model appeared featuring solid state electronics and its design and technical features have been updated over the years as technology has advanced. The latest â€œXLâ€� models have the highest sensitivity, lowest noise, widest dynamic range and most extensive array of features in the modelâ€™s history.
The C 414 LTD comes in special packaging befitting its status as an instant collectorâ€™s item including a limited-edition black soundtool case, windscreen, luxury spider suspension, pop filter and certificate of authenticity. Each C 414 LTD is hand-assembled and individually-tested to meet stringent performance standards. Pricing and Availability: