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Post by SawzAll » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:57 pm

Old thread here....

I used to have one in my recording studio a decade back. Very sensitive mic with a very flat response. One could almost hear a fly sneeze two houses away when using headphones. Used it as the primary vocal recording mic. It could really cut through in recordings. No coloration to be noticed...

Moving the clock forward to today, I find that so many of these MXL mics are doing almost the same work at a fraction of the price. I think I paid $750 for the AKG-414 B-ULS/used; and I paid only $80/used out-the-door for the MXL V-88 at a music shop.

I think the Chinese do a fine job making these things. They should spend a few more pennies and put quality capacitors in them as well. I don't like the MXL 990; it just isn't enough. But the V-88, V67, and 2003a mics REALLY blow my mind. TO think they did it so well is amazing to me!

If you are considering a C-414 - you could just save a pile of cash and just get a MXL 2003a or V67 - I would!
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Post by Voodoo Guru » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:45 am

Great Info SawzAll.....Thanks!
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Post by !KANT » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:32 pm

Hiya Sawz. Thanks for the information. I've heard from a few guys who used and loved the '2003. And I'll have to admit, they sounded wicked on their '870's--of course processing from the rack helps...(heheheh).

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Post by MacJordan » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:46 am

The C414 was available in 2 versions. Either, the C414E, with cannon type connector or, the C414C with a connector to the "Din standard". Identical in appearance to the C412, the C414 continued to use the AKG "Custom" stand mount.
The next version of the C414, was the C414EB. Much the same as the C414, with the addition of a 3 position Attenuator switch (0,-10,-20dB) and 3 position Bass roll-off switch (Flat, 75, 150Hz).
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Post by SawzAll » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:13 pm

http://www.akg.com/site/products/powers ... ge,EN.html

They are practically a true reference mic, as their freq response is one of the flattest I've seen.

http://www.akg.com/mediendatenbank2/psf ... 3c018f.pdf

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