John Peluso's take on the classic EB style 414 mic!
We have a deep respect for AKG and the microphone innovations they have pioneered. As tubes were widely replaced by transistors in the 1970's the 414 replaced the C 12. Looking over the long and complicated lineage of the 414, we wanted to reproduce what has been most loved about this fabled classic. We drew heavily from the 1976 EB version with the original CK12-style brass capsule. This brass dual-backplate edge-terminated 34mm capsule gave AKG microphones the detailed mid-range and shimmering high-end air they are most loved for. Four polar patterns gave it additional versatility. The highest quality modern components ensure a very low self-noise, essential in a modern microphone. We achieve our balanced output with a generously sized transformer, eliminating interference and distortion. When it came to the design of the body and head grille we knew durability was of paramount importance. We crafted our head grille, body and stem all of heavy brass and steel for maximum durability. This microphone is just as much at home in front of a passionate vocalist as it is a heavy metal drum kit. The Peluso P-414 is truly bringing the very best aspects of vintage sound to new life.
Acoustically matched pairs available upon special request.
Microphone kit comes as a complete system including: P-414 Microphone in velvet bag and Shock Mount, all packed in a locking Flight Case.
- Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 34mm capsule
- Frequency Range: 20Hz/20Khz
- Polar Pattern: Hyper-cardioid, Cardioid, Omni, Figure of 8
- Sensitivity: 12 mv/pa
- Impedance: 200 ohms
- SPL: 162 dB w/ 20 dB pad
- Equivalent Noise: 12 dB(A)
- Power Requirements: Phandom - 48v +/- 4v
- Current Consumption: < 4.0 MA
- Size: 114/188mm H x 51mm W x 38mm D
- Weight: 490g