VK Shootout: Peluso Microphone Lab P-414 v.s. Vintage AKG C 414

During AES 2018, the Peluso Microphone Lab announced that they would be launching a new take on a classic microphone. The P-414 from Peluso takes direct inspiration from AKG's beloved studio workhorse, the C 414.

Not just any C 414 though, as Peluso looked to the C 414 EB from 1976 as a guiding light during their design process. This new version of the microphone uses the same brass dual-backplate edge-terminated 34 mm capsule as the original EB model. In addition, the brass grille and body have also been brought over for maximum durability. 

While the P-414 does an incredible job of incorporating some of the most beloved aspects of the original, the mic also features some modern amenities. Peluso has done an incredible job to keep self-noise low and is utilizing a new transformer to offer balanced output and eliminate distortion.

In our new shootout, we are putting the Peluso Microphone Lab P-414 to the test against a completely vintage AKG C 414 and AKG C12a. Watch our video below to hear all three microphones on two different vocal takes, acoustic guitar and drums.

Sean Conkling
If you'd like to learn more about the Peluso Microphone Lab P-414 or any of the vintage microphones featured in our shootout, contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 866.644.0160.

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