AKG C 1000 S (No Longer Available)
Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Both Phantom and 9V Battery Power and Hypercardioid Adapter
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The Universal Cardioid Condenser!Need a versatile world-standard cardioid condenser microphone that can fit your limited budget? Sweetwater has your solution! The AKG C 1000 S delivers that famous AKG condenser sound and a new and improved satin-silver color body in a flexible, affordable package.
AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
Great for mobile recording or live sound with phantom or battery power
The versatility of the C 1000 S makes this an extremely popular model, and one ideally suited for all kinds of recording and live sound applications. If no phantom power is available, the mic can be powered by a standard 9-volt battery, making it perfect for mobile use. With its new battery monitoring electronics, the C 1000 S now features a reliable LED warning light. The red LED above the microphone switch lights up when the C 1000 S remaining battery life falls below 45 minutes. You'll never be caught with a useless mic in situations where phantom power is not available!
Cardioid pattern can be quickly switched to hypercardioid
The C 1000 S polar pattern can quickly be switched from cardioid to hypercardioid simply by attaching the included PPC 1000 Polar Pattern Converter to the microphone capsule. Plus, The C 1000 S includes a PB 1000 Presence Boost Adapter that adds 3 to 5dB of high-end enhancement between 5 and 9kHz, improving clarity of speech and adding definition to instrument sounds.
Rugged construction stands up to demanding environments
The C 1000 S can handle studio or stage stresses very well, thanks to its durable steel case. A built-in spider shock mount protects the capsule from jolts and reduces handling noise. The on/off switch is recessed to avoid embarrassing "mic off" moments. High output, high sensitivity, great sound - the AKG C 1000 S is a very desirable mic!
AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone Features:
The AKG C 1000 S condenser mic is great for vocals and instruments!
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Best inexpensive cardioid condenser mic
by T.V. John Langworthy from North Potomac, MarylandSome 10 years ago, my basement recording studio Maxern Records needed two cardioid condenser mics for recording vocals on my Roland 1680 16-track Recorder. Cardioid condensers are essential for full-s... read more [+]ound vocals, and, lacking money for anything more expensive, I got two AKG C 1000S. The vocal recording quality of these highly sensitive microphones is awesome. I just had the good fortune of procuring the 3Xs more expensive Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Mic. I am writing this review to tell you to buy the AKG C 1000S for recording vocals, when its price fits your budget. close [-]
November 24, 2012
Music Background: Songwriter Singer
by Alex from OregonI am a big fan of AKG, I think they make great stuff and this mic is no exception. I own two that I use primarily for stereo miking on acoustic guitar and drum overheads. Both have come out very well,... read more [+] especially considering the price of the mics. On acoustic it sounded full, but detailed. With drums it was very balanced with a crisp top end that sounded great on the cymbals. I used the XY configuration on the overheads, it seemed to sound a bit better than a spaced pair (I haven't tried any other set ups on OH's yet with these mics). All in all they are great mics, very versatile and worth the money. There are mics out there that I would rather have for sure, but for the money, these can't seem to be beat. I've seen the complaints about it being thin and tinny, but I have never gotten that result with mine. close [-]
August 13, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound, Musician
AKG C 1000 S
by T. Carter from MichiganI own two of these mics (plus the AKG Perception 200). The first one began to get noisy (an old model I got second hand). I really liked the sound I got with it so I ordered another one from Sweetwate... read more [+]r. I use it for live vocals. To me, it sounds warm and clear. It picks up the nuances in my voice. I am pleased with both of my AKGs. close [-]
December 19, 2011
Music Background: live and studio musician
AKG C1000S mic
by Steve Waters from Eustis, FL, USAI had two of these before and they were stolen. I now have another and it is my "go to" mic for stringed instruments. Always reliable and and always in the kit no matter what the gig is.
November 29, 2011
Music Background: Pro musician, live sound engineer
by: Tom Maxwell
Back in 2003, I was looking for a microphone to use for recording classical nylon string... read more »
Henry, Marion, IL
AKG C 1000 S
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