AKG C414 B-uls, Low volume...problem?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by hamish, May 24, 2005.

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  1. hamish

    hamish Guest

    GDay everyone,
    I just got my Sebatron VMP 4000e after saving for yonks and wondered about something...my AKG C414 B-uls doesnt seem to put out a lot of volume...does anyone else ever get this issue? I thought it might be the settings on the back of my Digi002r - the pro (+4 dB) or the Consumer (-10 dB) switch on the 1/4" inputs that I feed the pre through seems to make a difference, but I don't know if I'm 'meant' to use that setting for the mic. Does anyone know what to do in a situation like this?
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    It is likely normal. The C414B-ULS is from an old proven design where the output is not nearly as hot as more modern made mics. Just turn up the gain on the mic pre, that is what it is for.

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