audio upgrades for akg 414

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Newatthis, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Newatthis

    Newatthis Guest

    Anyone out there have experience with the modded c414b by audio upgrades?
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    For over 10-years. I have never ever heard anybody complain or regret about anything that they sent in that has been modifed by Jim at Audio Upgrades. Is it worth the cost and are the improvements worth doing? That is something only you can decide. If you realy like your 414 but just need or want it to be a notch better that it might be worthwhile to you. But don't expect to get back a completely different mic afterwards.
  3. Newatthis

    Newatthis Guest

    Thanks Audiogaff, It seems he eliminates the transformer and changes some caps. I'm not quite sure if this would be enough of an improvement to an already decent mic. Although, it supposedly ends up with about 5 more db of output which masks the noise floor alittle. I'm looking to make these work for a larger variety of situations.
  4. kierankelly

    kierankelly Guest

    Jim Williams did a wonderful job on my UM70. I would contact him
  5. Linwood

    Linwood Active Member

    Dec 9, 2001
    I have a friend that has a 414 that Jim did. It sounds great! He does great work. i have another friend that has a console that he rebuilt. The thing smokes!
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