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anyone have experience with an AKG C-414 LTD

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by song4gabriel, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member


    i have an opputuniuty to pick one of these up today for 500 bucks. but it will be sight unseen.

    worth it?

    how does this "limited edition" model compare to the nine thousand other variatinos of this mic?

  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    It is obvious but you should NEVER purchase a microphone with out hearing it. There are just too many things that can go wrong with a used microphone.
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    The LTD was a 60th anniversary edition made in 2007. I believe it's just a cosmetically altered XLS with slight upgrade in that the components were hand matched.
  4. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    thanks for the info guys...i decided against it. man the 414 is getting to be like a les paul. 20 years ago a les paul was a les paul, now there are 500 editions of em.
  5. valverec

    valverec Guest

    I agree, the variations of the 414 are getting hard to follow. The problem that a lot of these companies have is that getting a new mic to take with the pro audio crowd seems to be an impossible task. So they iterate on their popular lines of mics. I mean, the Neumann M149 M147 line could have easily been its own new model number, but they used the U47/U49 clout to push a new generation of Neumann's.

    It sure does make it difficult to know what's what though.

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