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bigbone

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AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« on: June 16, 2008, 02:39:25 PM »


I did try a pair of AKG 414 EB with the teflon capsule as OH'S and love it,
is there a microphone who's got the same or close tone as the AKG,
It's not obvious to find one of these mic , so that's why i ask
is it possible  !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you
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brett

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 10:46:01 PM »

the C-12(brass ring) are hard to find and are pricey. If you shopped around some vintage dealers you could track down a pair of non C-12 EB's for a reasobable price I am sure.

but to answer your question...sputniks maybe? Give them a listen. Also for overheads try a pair of chemeleon labs TS1's. They are very cheap and sound amazing.    
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maarvold

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 01:21:37 AM »

My Sputniks 'remind' me of my 414EB/brass CK12--in a certain way more than my friend's 414TLII does.  YMMV.  
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 01:07:38 AM »

Didn't he say Teflon not Brass?

They are not so hard to find.
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 02:17:18 AM »

Yes, the reference was to the white plastic (nylon, actually) diaphragm.  You can find those everywhere.  Talk to Toni Fishman at http://www.vintagetones.com.  He can set you up.

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brett

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008, 02:19:25 AM »

they sell on ebay for about 500
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 11:01:58 PM »

If your really looking for some wicked overheads i have had great results with a matched pair of viennas ADK inexpensive but super effective has a great carve in the low mids
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 08:41:16 AM »

Speaking of a 414 wanna be:

www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/C214

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Barry Hufker

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 11:28:56 AM »

214 because it's half the mic a 414 is?
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bigbone

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 06:57:21 PM »

Barry Hufker wrote on Thu, 31 July 2008 11:28

214 because it's half the mic a 414 is?



Even half a 414 if better than a full chinese mic..... Laughing
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hargerst

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2008, 02:03:10 PM »

bigbone wrote on Fri, 01 August 2008 17:57

Barry Hufker wrote on Thu, 31 July 2008 11:28

214 because it's half the mic a 414 is?



Even half a 414 if better than a full Chinese mic..... Laughing

Aw, come on guys, not EVERY Chinese mic is bad.
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Harvey "Is that the right note?" Gerst
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2008, 02:18:17 PM »


Well stated Harvey!


The S-7 has equivalent specs to the 214 at half the dough.

And . . . It comes in THREE FLAVORS!!!!


Cheers!


Larry V / ADK - the Exception to the Chinese Mic Syndrome


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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 11:21:28 PM »

"Aw, come on guys, not EVERY Chinese mic is bad."

It's true.  The Law of Averages is against that.  At some point, one of them has to be good.
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hargerst

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2008, 12:52:44 PM »

Barry Hufker wrote on Mon, 04 August 2008 22:21

"Aw, come on guys, not EVERY Chinese mic is bad."

It's true.  The Law of Averages is against that.  At some point, one of them has to be good.

Geez, I had a chance to buy a brand new 414B-ULS for $400, when a nearby music dealer went out of business.  I listened to it for several days, then gave it back.  I thought it was just as harsh as the Chinese mics people criticize here.

As far as Chinese mics, yeah, my first impression was that they were all shitty, with peaky high ends.

But, after trying a lot of different Chinese mics, my first impression changed. I found some really nice mics that didn't have that shrill sound and I'm happy to report that they were consistent in quality, since I tried several of the same model.

So yeah, I've got some Chinese mics here, and I'm not ashamed of it.
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2008, 11:46:53 PM »

I agree totally about the 414 ULS.  I had a pair of 414B ULS and couldn't get rid of them fast enough once I came to know them well.

I'm just ragging on Chinese mics.  I'm sure there are fine models and brands.  It was an easy target so I took my shot.

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hargerst

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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2008, 06:28:12 PM »

Barry Hufker wrote on Tue, 12 August 2008 22:46

I agree totally about the 414 ULS.  I had a pair of 414B ULS and couldn't get rid of them fast enough once I came to know them well.

I'm just ragging on Chinese mics.  I'm sure there are fine models and brands.  It was an easy target so I took my shot.

Right now, I just got the MXL Genesis, their new flagship mic, and I'm gonna put it through its paces this weekend.  So far, it looks like they got a lot of things right with this mic.  It's built like a tank.
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2008, 02:33:30 AM »

hargerst wrote on Wed, 13 August 2008 18:28

Barry Hufker wrote on Tue, 12 August 2008 22:46

I agree totally about the 414 ULS.  I had a pair of 414B ULS and couldn't get rid of them fast enough once I came to know them well.

I'm just ragging on Chinese mics.  I'm sure there are fine models and brands.  It was an easy target so I took my shot.

  It's built like a tank.




I hope it sound better than a tank............Smile
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2008, 11:34:07 AM »

Barry Hufker wrote on Thu, 31 July 2008 10:28

214 because it's half the mic a 414 is?


Sorry that I'm this late to the dance, but the 214 should theoretically be a little more than half the mic a 414 is...now a 207 on the other hand...
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Re: AKG 414 EB wanna be.....
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2008, 11:48:50 AM »

erm, i was looking at a pair of used B ULS to purchase, I guess I should not?

Any experience with the XLII and XLS?

Thanks.
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