The gentle low frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect and the high frequency boost adds presence and clarity. Its hypercardioid polar pattern gives the C 419 additional isolation from floor monitors and other instruments.
The microphone is small, light weight, and can be easily clipped to the bell of an instrument. The flexible gooseneck allows for precise capsule placement, while the rubber-tipped clamp ensures secure mounting and protects the instrument from damage. The C 419 features a cable terminated with an XLR-M connector. It accepts phantom voltages over the range of 9 to 52 volts.