AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone
The AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone is a multi-purpose small-diaphragm condenser microphone extremely popular for its versatility. It is suitable for recording and live-sound applications as well as for ENG/EFP and video productions.
The AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone is the Swiss Army Knife of microphones! Its gold sputtered capsule housing makes the microphone extremely rugged against humidity. If no phantom power is available, the AKG C1000 S can be powered by two standard AA batteries for up to 120 hours. More versatile than ever before, the new AKG C1000 S features a bass-cut switch and a switchable -10 dB pad. The polar pattern can quickly be switched from cardioid to hyper-cardioid. Three different frequency settings are adding more clarity to speech and instrument sounds.
AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Applications
- Film / TV
- Project Studio
AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Features
- Gold sputtered microphone capsule and XlR pins give high immunity against humidity
- Powered by internal AA batteries or by phantom power for use with any equipment and every application
- Bass cut and -10 dB switchable for amazing versatility in every situation
- Presence boost adapter provides three frequency settings for different sound sources
- Unique polar pattern converter allows the microphone to be switched from cardioid to hyper-cardioid
AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Specifications
- General Specs:
- Audio Frequency Bandwidth: 50 - 20000 Hz
- Equivalent Noise Level: 21 dB-A
- Sensitivity: 6 mV/Pa
- Signal to Noise: 73 dB-A
- Pre-Attenuation Pad: 10 dB
- Bass Cut Filter: 80 Hz
- Electrical Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: 2000 Ohms
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Hypercardioid
- Length: 229 mm
- Height: 34 mm
- Diameter: 34 mm
- Net Weight: 320 g
- Body: Metal
- Finish: Matte Grayish Blue
- Audio Output:
- Type: Balanced XLR
- Gender: Male
- Contacts: 3-Pin
- Powering Interface:
- Voltage: 9 to 52 V
- Current: 3 mA
AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Includes
- 1 x AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone
- 1 x PPC1000 Converter
- 1 x PB1000 Presence Boost Adapter
- 1 x SA63 Stand Adaptor
- 1 x W1001 Windscreen
- 1 x Microphone Bag
- 1 Year Warranty
AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Downloads
- AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Owners Manual (PDF)
- AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Spec Sheet (PDF)
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I guess I was pretty disappointed when I found out the AKG now makes their microphones or least the ones I bought in China. I started selling mics for a pro audio company in 1978 and always considered AKG as being one of the top pro lines. Front End Audio has no fault in this and in fact was very efficient with the order.
works very well with string instruments. Great with violin and cellos
I'm an electrical eng & volunteer sound guy at my church.
The sound sys was designed by someone else & is a nightmare for live vocals. The monitors are too directional and the main speakers are to close to the stage.
Working with non professional singers who sing low the sound quality was poor & always on the verge of feedback !
One of the newly joined worship team performers brought a few in for me to try. Suddenly my problems disappeared. I have 2 to 3x the volume and its very hard to drive into feedback (i have to intentionally do it).
The dynamic range & freq response is flatter over varying distances of the mic from the performer.
I replaced all of the worship team mics and I am very glad I did. All this at a price that is the same or less than other comparable mics.
I’m the sound eng for a small church. Using many other mics I was constantly having volume issues and feedback since the Worship Team singers are not professionals and tend to sing low. A friend of mine gave me one of these to try. I was blown away.
The sound levels from this mic are excellent, even at 8” away, and I have no issues with feedback. I am running the mic with phantom power into a Mackie 24/8 buss sound board. You can’t go wrong with this mic and Front end audio has the best prices I have found to date !
I have five of these that I've used for about 6 years in live audio situations usually for acoustic instruments and occasionally vocals (though they can cause feedback issues with large monitor speakers - typical of any condenser used on stage). These are just good workhorse mics that can be used for almost everything. Their tone is on the airy side and they tend to pick up everything in cardioid mode. Thankfully they have an adapter for hypercardioid.
Fun fact from an article I read: After trying to use a Neumann U67 to record Maynard Keenan from Tool on their Undertow album without success, the engineer ended up using a C1000 wrapped in foam so Maynard could hand hold it while singing to give his full performance energy while recording. It worked out very well.