AKG C422, is it better than 2 -414's ?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by adlib, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. adlib

    adlib Guest

    Just wondering if anyone has use an AKG c422 mic. Is it worth it? Or, is it better to get 2- 414's?
    I would use it for grand piano, drum overheads or live to 2 track.
  2. Fruition2k

    Fruition2k Active Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    South Florida
    Blake...I've used for many years a stereo C33 which is smaller version of the 422 but with CK1 capsules. Like two 451's... I would go with the 422/426b version due to the fact its easier to position, less phase issues being coincident in design and remote pattern selection. Hated to get rig of the one I had, and also have been looking at the 422 recently, prices have come down quite a bit. Make sure though it hasnt been dropped, top capsule wont rotate very well if it has besides internal diaphram damage that may have occured. I've also seen a few that the foam in the case had deteriorated...meaning possibly
    dirty capsules and may need to be cleaned. Otherwise I think its a very useable mic,
    Best Regards...

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