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    Perfect for recording and acoustic instrument stage reinforcement.

    The AKG C 1000 S Condenser Mic is an excellent vocal mic. It works well even from a distance, making it ideal for recording choirs and other live music ensembles. Outstanding performance when used for instruments and ideal for home recording applications.

    A special converter (PPC 1000) turns the microphone characteristics from cardioid to hypercardioid if it is mounted on the mic top. The new PB 1000 Presence Boost adapter provides an additional 5dB high-frequency peak in the cardioid mode, adding brilliance in the 5 to 9kHz range. Operates on either phantom power or standard 9V battery, and an LED has been added for low-battery warning. The C 1000 S can also be used for a variety of studio applications.

    Features

    • Excellent vocal mic
    • Ideal for recording choirs
    • Special converter (PPC 1000) turns the microphone characteristics from cardioid to hypercardioid
    • Presence Boost adapter adds brilliance in cardioid mode
    • Operates on either phantom power or standard 9V battery
    • Low-battery warning LED
    • Includes mic clips, windscreen, and hard case
    • 3-year parts and labor warranty

    Add this project studio staple to your gear inventory today.

     

    C 1000 S Condenser Microphone Specifications:

    • Frequency response: 50Hz-20kHz
    • Polar pattern: cardioid; hypercardioid with PPC 1000 mounted
    • Sensitivity: 6mV/Pa (-45dBV)
    • Impedance: 200 ohms
    • Max SPL, 0.5% THD: 137dB
    • Equivalent noise level: 19dBA
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8"D x 8-3/4"L
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    AKGC 1000 S Condenser Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great in Acoustic Applications

      I first used a C1000s in one of the top rooms in the LA area filled to the roof with vintage gear and dozens of Neumanns and Telefunkens of all models, AKG`s the...Read complete review

      I first used a C1000s in one of the top rooms in the LA area filled to the roof with vintage gear and dozens of Neumanns and Telefunkens of all models, AKG`s the whole shebang. And this mic compared excellently through the sweet custom Jensen pres to reproduce a variety of acoustic instruments from guitar to percussion to berimbau. It was good enough on a platinum record it was good enough for me. I went right out and bought one for myself and get alot of use out of it. Works on vocals too for voices with a slightly lower timbre. Higher voices it takes some work and does`nt flatter them as much. The pattern cap, on off switch and the option of using a 9v battery for the phantom power give it some versatility. Overall a great buy and addition to ones collection in this price range.

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      Spend your money on a different microphone

      I bought an AKG C1000S and was disappointed; on acoustic guitar the upper mids are harsh and grainy. On vocals, the sibilance is quite pronounced. I couldn't find a use for this mic...Read complete review

      I bought an AKG C1000S and was disappointed; on acoustic guitar the upper mids are harsh and grainy. On vocals, the sibilance is quite pronounced. I couldn't find a use for this mic that another microphone didn't do better. AKG makes some great mics but this isn't one of them. Save your money and get their C451B, which is a hundred times better sounding. In the price range of the C1000S, you are better off getting an Oktava mod or an SE mic.

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      5.0

      excellent stage/recording mic

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

          Great mic for the price...I have used it on stage with vocals/harmonic, as well as recording. Superb unit.

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          5.0

          100% PERFECT!!!!

          By Vincent52

          from Indonesia

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Perfect Accosustic
          • Perfect Accoustic Tone
          • Pro Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Guitar Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording
            • Strings Instrument Record

            Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

            Really perfect mic.. 3 days ago, I Record a guitar track for my band Songs, And Its Record With 2 Of AKG c 1000 S and It Put In Crossing 'X' Position, And Those Facing my Guitar Hole.. and The Result Is a Pro Accoustic Tone.. Realy Realy Happy With This Mic, then what Realy Surpise Me is The super Awsome Cheap Price.. you Know, If You want Perfect Quality, And You Have Seen This Price Tag, Do Not pass This Item Today., Buy It Now, I Guarantee 100% Of Your Pleasure.. It Would Not Dissapoint You..

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Versatile mic

            By musicray1949-gUeYD

            from El Dorado, ca

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

              I use this for orchestras..choirs..overhead for drums..micing acoustic guitar..the tone is clear and accurate...I Like the option to put a battery in it incase there's no phantom power. I own 3 of them.. I like this mic a lot!!! Great price!!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Well built, good for the money.

              By thenash

              from Berea, KY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

                There are a ton of home studio equipment options out there these days and tons of inexpensive condenser microphones. Wasn't always that way. AKG has made this microphone for years. I got my first pair like back in '96. They are still going and so are the second set I got a few years after that. They can take quite a bit of abuse. I'd say they work best for drum overheads or for a durable x/y stereo recording - but their size makes them pretty good swiss army knife microphones. Their durability and usefulness makes them good live mikes.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Impeccable

                Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

                Got a pair on sale. Incredible value and sound for the price I paid. Wish they could have been a "matched" pair, but still get great quality out of both.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Supper Versatile mic

                By Avi

                from Israel

                Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

                I own pair of C1000S they are great for live application and in the studio.they are perfect for piking the high end in every acoustic instrument, I am usually using the C1000S as Over Heads but mostly I like to use it on sopran and mezzo sopran vocalists it is just bring more air and clarity to the voice in high pitch.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Microphone for Live or Studio use

                By Thom Johnson

                from Belle Vernon, PA

                Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

                If it were stolen I'd buy 2 just so I wouldn't be without one.
                I have used this microphone in live performances as well as in the studio for vocals. Very powerful and clean this mic reproduces vocals extremely well and I've own a ton of them over my 44 years as a professional musician.
                Has been used live for the past 11 years and I purchased it used and has never let me down. I carry it in my cord case along with expression pedals, effect boxes, etc. (everything you'd find in a keyboardist bag of tricks.) And has never once been scratched or damaged and that is saying something.
                I am going to buy a few more for the studio to go along with the one I currently use.

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                5.0

                Great Microphone for Live or Studio use

                By Thom Johnson

                from Belle Vernon, PA

                Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

                This is an amazing piece of gear and works extremely well for vocals.
                I have used this microphone in live performances as well as in the studio for vocals. Very powerful and clean this mic reproduces vocals extremely well and I've own a ton of them over my 44 years as a professional musician.
                Has been used live for the past 11 years and I purchased it used and has never let me down. I carry it in my cord case along with expression pedals, effect boxes, etc. (everything you'd find in a keyboardist bag of tricks.) And has never once been scratched or damaged and that is saying something.
                I am going to buy a few more for the studio to go along with the one I currently use.If it were stolen I'd buy 2 just so I wouldn't be without one.

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great in Acoustic Applications

                Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

                I first used a C1000s in one of the top rooms in the LA area filled to the roof with vintage gear and dozens of Neumanns and Telefunkens of all models, AKG`s the whole shebang. And this mic compared excellently through the sweet custom Jensen pres to reproduce a variety of acoustic instruments from guitar to percussion to berimbau. It was good enough on a platinum record it was good enough for me. I went right out and bought one for myself and get alot of use out of it. Works on vocals too for voices with a slightly lower timbre. Higher voices it takes some work and does`nt flatter them as much. The pattern cap, on off switch and the option of using a 9v battery for the phantom power give it some versatility. Overall a great buy and addition to ones collection in this price range.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Why spend more?

                By Dave Mattson

                from Alaska

                Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

                Will do whatever you need. The suspiciously simple plastic caps that alter the patterns and response will surprise you. Any acoustic music instrument will sound better. Tough, I use one daily and without special treatment. Great for live setting where one mike will do a variety of tasks. A few of these will easily handle choral, orchestra settings from omni coverage to very directional solo isolation.

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