AKG C414B ULS TL - pair of classic transformerless 414 microphones - nice condition


Here we have two C414B ULS-TL microphones from an era when the benefits of transformerless design were gaining popularity for offering comparably lower distortion figures at high SPL than their transformer coupled cousins. This pair were used mainly for piano recordings, they are not a 'matched' pair and the serial numbers are not consecutive but they have worked well in tandem for many many years. They have their original boxes and clips

The story of the AKG C414 is long and convoluted with chapters there within. The ULS 'Ultra Linear Series' was introduced in 1986, the 'TL' series being manufactured a few years thereafter. As theTL11 series was introduced in 1993 I reckon the two microphones on offer would have been manufactured somewhere between 1989 and 1991.