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AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone   

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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.

SPECIFICATIONS

C 1000 S Condenser Microphone

  • 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)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great in Acoustic Applications

By SpoiledRotten

from NY

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.

(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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Professional Musian and Engineer.

By Guy Pernetti

from Kent, Ohio

Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

I started performing on a Sure Vocalmaster PA and many different pairs of mikes. Over the yeare of stage and studio recording I've used about every kine of mike in the business. There are many excellent products on the market, but for live performing with an assortment of acoustical guitars, The C1000s has ben the best for me. The sound of a Martin or Gibson or even a Dobro was reproduced so well that audience members comment about how good it sounded nd that they could hear the differences of each instrament. At last was what I thought when I started using this mike. Thats my story and I'm stickin to it. Regards

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for video

By timiller

from Dallas, TX

Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

I own a pair of these and really love them. I bought the first one to use as a boom mic in some zero budget film work I was doing. the hypercardiod adaptor was great for isolating the tallent from the background noise. the 9v batter ment we could go strait into the camera without phantom power.I have also used the pair set up in an x-y pattern to record bands from the back of the room and had great results. I have used this going into my mackie board and into my M-Audio 24/96 flash recorder. A great and versital mic for hobbiest and professional. Also great and durable for news gathering.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Microphone for Live or Studio use

By Thom Johnson

from Belle Vernon, PA

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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.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dave TN

By Dave TN

from nashville tn

Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

This mic is great for some purposes and not so great for others. Live sound is incredible! i use it on mandolins and acoustic guitar. Now, i tried recording with it, and i realized not to record with it! it totally flopped in the studio, sound was bad. but for live sound , it is great and the built in battery is great for those gigs with someone who doesn't have a board with PH. power.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why spend more?

By Dave Mattson

from Alaska

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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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One awesome Microphone!

By MANTLEMAN

from Temple,Tex

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Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

I own this mic and did'nt pay a cent for it! Won it in a contest(brand new). Am using it for live vocals. The C1000S delivers brilliant,clean and robust vocals continually!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Swiss Army Knife of Mics

By RaulYbarra

from Edwardsville, IL

Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

That's what I've heard this mic called and I agree. I use it extensively as a utility mic in studio and on stage for everything from solo/choir to guitar cab to drum overheads to bassoon. Very clean, little coloration, highly accurate. Runs off 9V if no phantom is available. No matter what else is in your mic locker, you'll find use for a pair of these.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great choir mic

By soundman87

from New Jersey

Comments about AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone:

This mic is great a miking large vocal groups. I have used them to mic almost 140 people. The one thing I don't like about this mic is its harshness when used close-up. From a distance, the condenser element cleans this up and the response smooths out a bit. Make sure remember the 3-1 rule when using these in stereo, and you will be greatly rewarded.

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