Overview: The AKG C1000S Cardioid Condenser microphone is
designed for recording, broadcast, and live performances of instruments and
vocals. It has a switchable
low-cut filter and pre-attenuation pad let you tailor its output to different
uses. It also comes with a polar pattern converter and a presence boost adapter,
giving you even more options. Its
all-metal construction can withstand the rigors of live performance
for years. The mic comes with an SA63 stand adapter, thread adapter, and a zippered storage pouch.
Switchable Polar Pattern: The C1000S has a cardioid polar pattern that is more
sensitive to sounds directly in front of the element. This pattern helps control
feedback, and reduces the pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and back.
With the included PPC1000 Polar Pattern Converter, you can change the pickup
pattern from cardioid to hypercardioid, making it even less sensitive to sounds
from the sides and rear. The converter slides over the capsule.
Presence Boost Adapter: The included PB1000 Presence Boost
Adapter boosts the sensitivity of the microphone by approximately 5dB between 5
kHz and 9 kHz. This increases the intelligibility of speech to an optimum level.
Phantom Power: This condenser microphone requires a power
supply in order to function. The C1000S can be powered by two "AA" batteries, or
from external phantom power (9 to 52 volts) supplied by the mixer. The
microphone will automatically switch from battery to phantom power mode.
Controls: The C1000S has an external on/off switch that
allows you to turn the microphone on or off as you please. When the microphone
is powered on, a status LED above the switch will illuminate. In addition, there
are two other switches in the inside of the microphone:
- Attenuation: You can increase the mic level by 10dB,
enabling distortion-free recording of very loud sound sources, or sources in
- Bass Cut: If low frequencies from wind noise or stage
rumble are causing distortion, you can engage the bass-cut switch. When
activated, the bass-cut switch attenuates frequencies 80Hz and down.
Bass-cut can also reduce the proximity effect that occurs when the sound
source is a short distance away.
Mounting: The C1000S comes with a swiveling SA63 tripod adapter. The adapter
comes with a 5/8"-to-3/8" thread adapter so you can attach it to
stands with 3/8" threads.
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20kHz
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: 6mV/Pa
- Impedance: 200 ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance:
≥ 2000 ohms
- Max. Sound Pressure Level: 137dB SPL
- Output Connection: XLR male
- Dimensions: 1.322" diameter, 9.033" length
- Weight: 10.1 ounces
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