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AKG C1000S

Brand

AKG

Type

Condenser

Connection

XLR

Endorsements

28 hosts
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Why buy the AKG C1000S?

The AKG C1000S was first introduced to the sound market in the 1980s and with a recent re-work it still manages to stay highly relevant in a very competitive market. It’s an affordable, small diaphragm condenser microphone that is recommended for podcasters who get out and about to record their episodes. Our top three reasons for recommending this mic are:
  • Capacity for battery power - it has the capacity to be powered by two AA batteries for up to 120 hours (highly beneficial for roaming podcasters) and a battery status LED next to the power switch makes assessing the battery condition simple and easy
  • Three frequency settings - it provides three frequency settings for different sound sources, which adds to the clarity of speech and enhances listeners' ability to differentiate between voices
  • Humidity immunity - the gold sputtered microphone capsule and XLR pins mean that it’s highly immune from humidity (remember, humidity generally results in crackling or loss of frequency response), so if you’re not accustomed to recording in a temperature-controlled room, this is a highly recommended feature.

Under the hood

  • Patterns: Cardioid, Hypercardioid
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 1.34 in (22.9 x 3.4 cm)
  • Weight: 0.71 pound (320 grams)
  • Audio frequency bandwidth: 50 - 20000 Hz
  • Equivalent noise level: 21 dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 6 mV/Pa