Miktek C1 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Cardioid Large-diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone with Variable Bias Voltage, Switchable Highpass Filter, and Switchable -10dB Pad
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Beautiful FET Sound for Any Budget!

The Miktek C1 FET condenser microphone is an amazing tool for any studio engineer who isn't fortunate enough to have access to a major label budget. With its 1" MK1 capsule that houses a 5-micron Mylar diaphragm and a authentic AMI T7 transformer, the Miktek C1 is able to give you smooth and flattering sound professional microphones have lent to hit records for decades. Its forgiving FET characteristics provide a range of warmth and clarity that you can dial in simply by varying the capsule bias voltage of the Miktek C1 between 48V and 60V.

Miktek C1 FET Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • Made from premium components for superior sound
  • Amazing onboard tone-shaping options
  • All the accessories you need come standard
Made from premium components for superior sound

Great microphones don't happen by accident, which is why Miktek selected only premium components to make the C1 FET condenser. They started with their tried-and-true MK1 1" capsule, whose responsive evaporated-gold-coated 5-micron diaphragm is derived from their acclaimed MK7 capsule design. Add to that an AMI T7 transformer (also found on their amazing C7 microphone) and it's no wonder the C1 is such a smooth-sounding microphone.

Amazing onboard tone-shaping options

Talk about sonic options, for a cardioid microphone, the Miktek C1 is easily among the more versatile mics out there. That has a lot to do with the C1's variable capsule bias voltage, which you can adjust between 48V and 60V. This adjustment can make a huge difference in the tone of the C1, especially when you use it to capture harmonically rich sound sources such as vocals. On top of that, you also get a switchable highpass filter and a switchable -10dB pad, which help ensure that you get the best possible sound, right at the source.

All the accessories you need come standard

Buying a nice microphone is an investment, even when you're already getting as good of a deal as the Miktek C1. That's why Miktek doesn't feel the need to charge you extra for essential accessories such as a swivel mount or a shock mount. But Miktek takes this the next major step by tossing in a wood presentation case for good measure. Now that's an amazing value!

Miktek C1 FET Condenser Microphone Features:
  • A fantastic professional-quality studio microphone any serious engineer can afford
  • 1" MK1 capsule houses a 5-micron Mylar diaphragm with an amazingly smooth sound
  • AMI T7 transformer provides incredible sonic clarity
  • Adjustable capsule voltage (between 48V and 60V) delivers a wide range of warmth
  • Switchable highpass filter lets you cut out low-end rumble and handling noise
  • Switchable -10dB pad lets you record louder sound sources
  • Swivel mount, shock mount, wooden display box, and individual serialized frequency response graph included
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Get amazing studio sound for a great low price with the Miktek C1!

Additional Media

C1 Spec Sheet
C1 User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 1" (25.4mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Low Cut Filter Yes
Pads -10dB
Color Silver
Connector XLR
Included Accessories Swivel Mount, Shock Mount, Wooden Display Box, Serialized Frequency Response Graph
Manufacturer Part Number C1

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 5 reviews
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5/5

C1 is the 1!

Saving you young or beginning Engineers lots of time!! This is a GREAT mic! Super Smoooth and a larger than life sound. I'm stuck on Miktek mics from now on!
Music background: Recording Engineer / Producer (Musica Mexicana)
4.5/5

Sounds Amazing

Thanks to my Sales Engineer Jeff Green and the sales floor team for helping me narrow down my choices select this amazing mic. Without going into all the technical jargon people usually add to these reviews or comparing it to other mics that cost "several times more", this can be summed up easily: Amazing. Clear and open sounding, and no noticeable self noise... A/B'd this mic with a few others that were what I thought were optimal choices, and this mic clearly spoke for itself. Very well built, and solid... make sure you have a good boom stand to hold this sturdy one up. If you're looking for a solid mic for vocals, I highly recommend this one. Only reason for the 4.5 stars is there's a tiny bit of extra sweet "sheen/sizzle" on the top end, but depending on the voice, its a great bonus. The Transformer in this mic makes this mic stand out from many others and if you can't go splurge on a mic pre to add that dimension to your chain: strongly consider this.
Music background: Producer/Remixer
4.5/5

MikTek C1 Microphone

The C1 sounds much better on my acoustic guitar and dobro but the Groove Tube GT 66 still sounds better on my voice but not a great deal of difference. No need for external power supply and worry about the obsolete subminature tube to replace at some time. It is a great mic overall!
Music background: singersongwriter
4.5/5

Great Mic, Great Value

I've owned several other mics in this price range, but I have to say, the C1 is exceptional. The top end is smooth rather than brittle. The mid range is detailed and smooth, and the low end is full without being boomy. There's even a significant amount of air on the top end for great vocal takes. This mic has worked wonderfully for me on vocals (male) and acoustic guitars with both rosewood and mahogany. In short, this is a wonderful mic.
Music background: Pro Musician, Engineer (a serious hobby)
3/5

It's ok but...

I bought this on the advice of a salesman without testing or consulting other singers who have tracked with it. It's clean & has solid construction but has 0 personality. Very dull and lifeless. This is what gives it a 3 star. It gets the job done but so do other mic's half the price. I'll never buy another pricey mic without either tracking with it or on the advice of a professional singer not a salesman.
Music background: Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Musician
See also: Condenser Mics, Miktek, Miktek Condenser Microphones