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AKG C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

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The AKG C5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone will make your voice cut through the loudest mix - on any stage. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures ma...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-24-2018

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An excellent choice to cut through dense, loud mixes.

The AKG C5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone will make your voice cut through the loudest mix - on any stage. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback and has been optimized for use with in-ear personal monitor systems.
The gold plated transducer case not only gives the microphone a sophisticated esthetic touch but also makes the transducer extremely resistant to corrosion and humidity. The result is superior audio performance.

Requires phantom power.

  • Rugged condenser microphone for vocal miking on stage
  • Extremely resilient, spring-steel wire-mesh cap for extra impact resistance
  • Built-in windscreen/pop filter for effective suppression of pop and breath noise
  • Transducer shock mount reduces handling and cable noise
  • Frequency-independent cardioid polar response for high gain before feedback
  • PB 1000 Presence Boost attachment for optimum intelligibility of speech

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  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 65-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 4 mV/pa (-48 dBV )
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 140/145 dB SPL, (for 1%/3% THD)
  • Equivalent noise level: 25 dB-A
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 69 db
  • Impedance: <= 200 ohms
    Recommended load impedence: >= 2000 ohms
  • Current consumption: typ. 3 mA
  • Power requirement: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Finish: matte grayish blue
  • Dimensions (length x diameter): 7.3" x 2.0", (185.2 mm x 51 mm)
  • Net weight: 12.2 oz, (345 g)
  • Standard accessories: Microphone bag, PB 1000 presence boost adaptor, SA 45 stand adapter

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AKGC 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


AKG C5 Condenser Microphone

By MC Teacher

from Adelanto, CA

Comments about AKG C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone:

The AKG C5 is a great microphone. I wanted a condenser for my home studio and it came down to this or an Shure 87. I've always loved and owned AKG mics, so I bought this, along with a Presonus tube preamp. I was pleased, but not blown away with the studio performance, but I simply may not have not have mastered the preamp thing. Then, I took the mic out live, where some seasoned vocalists and and a quality live soundman all asked, "what's that mic! It's the best I've ever heard!" I have performed in some nice venues, with some very nice gear as an opening act. The C5 is easily the best live vocal mic I have used or heard outside of a major concert. It's my voice, totally clean with no added color or noise. Two people with extensive experience that heard mine are buying one for themselves. And compared to the price of a great guitar or keyboard, a few hundred bucks is a steal.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Stage ready condenser

By Jammer Dave

from Southern Oregon

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Comments about AKG C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone:

Nice addition to my PA without breaking the bank it Looks good on stage and make my singer sound as good as she really is, it feels good in your hand has a nice balance. The AKG logo makes a nice refrance point to keep the pattern in line and tell you which end is up so far I love this thing but the Bag! I just can't get past how cheap and flimsy that is to be in the same box!
I have a great mic and now I need to get a safe place to store it.
I have a pair of D1000s that have been through the test of time, after 15 years of hard use and some blatant abuse I had a short in one that took all of 10 min to fix and they sound as good today as they did then, they are not vocal mikes but will do the job in a pinch. that being said I purchased the C5 for our lead vocalist in our band. I have only had it for a week but I expect it will be around a long time to come based on my D1000s longevity. The bag it comes with is junk, the zipper broke the first time I zipped it so get a case or bag to protect your investment. First impression was this is a quality product, well built and meant to last. But what about the sound you say? The one word I would use to describe it is WOW! This Mic Rocks, bringing out nuances in the vocals you would only expect to get in the studio and it does it on a noisy stage. Gain before feedback is very good if the EQ is correct and if it is not your sound will suffer, this thing has a narrow sweet spot, try to fatten it up it turns to mud quickly, try to brighten it and it squeals like "Babe" on an electric fence, but when you hit that sweet spot the sound is stellar and it needs nothing. proximity effects are smooth and predictable with good mic presence this will make your vocals shine.
Ok I didn't rate the cheep bag just the Mic I would give the bag a negative 5
Ok it's way cheaper than a bata 87 and the sound is on par or a little better but the bag? Really? come on guys you take this piece of working art and store it in that flimsy thin wish I had a bag bag.
just pony up and make a little box with some foam like my D1000s came in, and yes after 15 years I still use those boxes with the help of some Gaffing tape.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


This mic rocks!!!!!!!

By Glassman

from Dallas, texas

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Comments about AKG C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone:

Used it once on a heavy metal band. The vocals DID cut through the mix, even with 2 heavy distorted guitars, the voclas were clear and warm. Not much Eq was need on with mic. A good mic for any metal band. Just back down on the hi freq. a little, don't need muchEq at all. I compare it a KSM9 Shure which over twice the price. As a good feel to it as well, good balanced weight.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Try to believe.

By Beatriz Guerrero

from Puerto Rico

Comments about AKG C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone:

I am the lead vocalist in an alternative rock band. In all the years I've spent trying mics and getting frustrated with them, I have never heard anything compared to the C5. With thumping drums and loud strings, I could never hear myself clearly until now. TRY won't be dissapointed.

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