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    A home and project studio workhorse.

    The AKG C2000B/H85 is a microphone that excels at reproducing guitar and vocal sounds. Today, any microphone needs to match the high quality of 24-bit recording media. And one of the basic rules of recording is that the quality of the recorded signal is determined by the weakest link in the signal chain.

    Therefore, one of the most important requirements for the AKG C2000B/H85 mic was high sensitivity. This allows you to lay clean, noise-free tracks with no risk of noise levels from many individual tracks combining in the mix. Its high SPL capability makes the C2000B/H85 a highly versatile microphone that can be used even for extremely loud instruments.

    The AKG C2000B/H85 mic will deliver perfect results for demo recordings, in the rehearsal room, as well as in the best recording studios.

    AKG includes a spider suspension shock mount and hardshell case with the C2000B/H85 microphone.

    Requires phantom power.

    Features

    • Ideal multitrack recording "workhorse"
    • Very low self noise
    • Verstile cardioid polar pattern
    • Exceptionally smooth frequency response

    If you're just starting to assemble a comprehensive collection of mics, this is a great affordable place to start. Order the C 2000 B now!

     

    AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount Specifications:

    • Polar pattern: cardioid
    • Frequency range: 30 to 20,000 Hz
    • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
    • Max. SPL
    • 140/150 dB (k=0,5%)
    • Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3)
    • 30 dB
    • Equivalent noise level
    • 20 dB-A
    • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
    • 74 dB
    • Preattenuation pad
    • 10 dB, switchable
    • Bass filter
    • 6 dB/octave below 500 Hz
    • Impedance
    • 200 ohms
    • Recommended load impedance
    • >1000 ohms
    • Supply voltage
    • 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
    • Current consumption
    • <2 mA
    • Connector
    • 3-pin XLR
    • Finish
    • silver gray
    • Dimensions
    • 53 dia. x 159 mm / 2.1 dia. x 6.3 in.
    • Net weight
    • 325 g / 11.5 oz.
    • Shipping weight
    • 950 g / 2 lbs.
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    AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount
     
    4.4

    (based on 15 reviews)

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    It may work for you.

    I purchased my Akg c2000 seven years ago. It was my first decent microphone for recording. The c2000 can work well for certain vocalists as well as a variety instruments provided you are playing ...Read complete review

    I purchased my Akg c2000 seven years ago. It was my first decent microphone for recording. The c2000 can work well for certain vocalists as well as a variety instruments provided you are playing in a decent room. I have used it successfully micing a bass cab as well. It tends to have a certain bite in the highs that is almost metallic. Its as if certain upper harmonics are oversaturated. If I were in the same position now as I was when I purchased this (I was a complete novice), I would get an sm57 first. If you have a small home studio and like to record a lot of different, strange instruments/sounds, the combination of this and a 57 can yield some really great recordings. I have heard that there are a number of newer mics that blow this away, so I would do some research before purchasing a c2000. As one user said, it works great with a tube preamp. I have an older joe meek that I use with the c2000 which helps with that metallic high end.A matched pair can work for drum overheads as well, but If you have the cash, get two sm81's.

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    Not Good for Recording Acoustic Guitar

    I have been Playing Guitar for many years and played Professionallly for many years. I have recorded for many years also. I wanted a Microphone for Recording My Acoustic Guitars, Both Steel String and...Read complete review

    I have been Playing Guitar for many years and played Professionallly for many years. I have recorded for many years also. I wanted a Microphone for Recording My Acoustic Guitars, Both Steel String and Nylon String. The recording of my Acoustic Guitars with this Mic are so bad I would never put them on a CD. It doesn't matter what position you put the mic in or how you EQ it, the recordings are still so bad you would never put them on a CD. I even purchased a PreSonus TubePre to try to get the sound quality up to a a level they could be used. The PreSonus TubePre improved the sound of my electric Guitars a lot. However the Presonus TubePre Could not compensate for the Microphone?s inabilty to get a Good Recording of Acoustic Guitar.

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    5.0

    Smooth and sizzling....

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I have owned and loved the C1000S for ten years now, so when I wanted a new feel for my album, I looked to the C2000B, since it is more of a vocal and all around mic. Wow, now I know why I have always gone for AKG. Smooth, up front, detailed vocals. Such a natural sound. I am in love with this mic. I haven't tried it with an instrument other than my voice, though. I also own a ST55, which is nice, but a little too raw, however, it can sound great with the right amount of eq. The C2000 together with my Focusrite pre-amp sounds sensational. Very professional compared to the Neumann U47 which I have used down at the studio. Not as silky as the Neumann, but for 300 bucks, you can't beat the C2000!!

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    4.0

    Great on Snare Drum

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I played something I recorded using this mic to a friend who's opinion I value and he immediately asked what mic I sang through and insisted I never sing through a different mic! BUT I discovered it is really awesome for recording super crisp snare.I have since bought a few more expensive mics but always glad I have this one waiting for me.

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    5.0

    Good mic for price

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I bought this mic about 6 or 7 months ago and I love it. Its great for vocals or acoustic instruments. Get a nice mic pre and the c2000 compares to some good higher end mics. Im acually very happy with AKG right now. They seem to be putting out alot of really great quality mics for fairly cheap prices.

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    5.0

    very excellent project studio mic

    By Richard Saxby

    from Nashville, TN

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I'm mixing an album right now that I just finished recording for a client. During recording we used Neumann km-84's, a Neumann U87 and a Royer R-121 (and some other good stuff). This AKG 2000B we used on vocals with some tracks and the neumann U-87 on others. The neumann is a better mic. But this AKG mic really did hold up against the neumann U-87 and the other ones we used. I don't regret putting this mic on the album at all. Seriously, this mic is great.

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    4.0

    It may work for you.

    By The Noceros

    from San Francisco

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I purchased my Akg c2000 seven years ago. It was my first decent microphone for recording. The c2000 can work well for certain vocalists as well as a variety instruments provided you are playing in a decent room. I have used it successfully micing a bass cab as well. It tends to have a certain bite in the highs that is almost metallic. Its as if certain upper harmonics are oversaturated. If I were in the same position now as I was when I purchased this (I was a complete novice), I would get an sm57 first. If you have a small home studio and like to record a lot of different, strange instruments/sounds, the combination of this and a 57 can yield some really great recordings. I have heard that there are a number of newer mics that blow this away, so I would do some research before purchasing a c2000. As one user said, it works great with a tube preamp. I have an older joe meek that I use with the c2000 which helps with that metallic high end.A matched pair can work for drum overheads as well, but If you have the cash, get two sm81's.

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    5.0

    home recording

    By MoreRightLessMight

    from NWI, Indiana

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I love this mic. I bought it when I first got into recording and knew I would need one good mic for vocals. At the time I thought this was sooo expensive, but I have come to my senses after years of recording. Anyways, this mic is great and honestly sounds as good as a mic 3 times the cost. I have used it to record vocals on everything I do. this mic is the s***.

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    5.0

    Sonny

    By Sonny-CsY3-

    from Alaska

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    Well, basically like anything. Personal preference and just figuring out how to use something factors into something like this. It's a great microphone if you know what you're doing with placement. With a tube mic preamp, it sounds as good as a Neumann to me.

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    5.0

    great mic

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    Ive been using this mic in my home studio for about 3 years now, and for a cheaper priced mic I thought it was pretty d*** good. All the vocalists ive recorded love this mic. It can be a little sensitive but I kind of like that. It picks up EVERYTHING! Over all for the price you cant go wrong with this one.

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    5.0

    AKG Rewls

    By Ashe Ruppe

    from Fort Worth TX

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I have been a longtime fan of AKG mics, namely the C 1000, so when I needed an affordable, yet top quality, condenser for my home studio I decided to pick up the C 2000 B, purely based on my experience with the C 1000. I was not dissapointed. Excellent construction, extremely flat response, -10db Preattenuation pad. Perfect for my needs. I have used this mic on several recordings for vocals with very good results. Use a decent tube preamp and , of course, a pop filter and you'll be in good shape. Well worth the price of admission. And one of the best in its price range for sure.

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    4.0

    Good Value

    By Jean-1KfwT

    from Austin, TX

    Comments about AKG C2000B/H85 Microphone with Shockmount:

    I've owned this mic for about 3 years and when I got it at first I was thrown off, cause it picks up so much stuff, I didnt like how exposed I sounded. I got over that and now It's my favorite mic I own. I have sold a few others but not this. I will only part ways whith this mic when I get a TLM 103 or something compairable

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