Described by many audio engineers, home recordists, musicians and more as the Swiss Army Knife of Microphones, the AKG C1000S has proven to be one of the most popular microphones on the planet!

We like them. They are rugged and well made. Downward pressure on pricing has seen manufacturing move from Austria to Poland and for the past few years to China. The result is a microphone with the same stellar performance as the original at less than half the price!

Feedback from customers and our own experience shows the C1000S to be an ideal solution for mic’ing snare drums or hi-hats. They also make great overhead mics. Additionally, their versatility makes with perfect for use with choir and piano.

The C1000S features a small diameter back-plate electret design with a total dynamic range of 118 dB. It normally has a cardioid pattern, but when the PPC1000 hypercardioid polar pattern converter is installed over the diaphragm assembly the pattern becomes hypercardioid, for extra reach. The extended frequency response has slight peaks at 5 kHz and 9 kHz, which will add presence for most applications. The response has further been tailored to have a gentle bass rolloff commencing at 150 Hz.

For close-in use, this will be compensated for by normal proximity effect bass rise. The PB1000 presence booster may be installed, while in the cardioid mode, providing an additional 5 dB brilliance peak between 5 to 9 kHz making the C1000S appealing for use as a stage and studio drum overhead microphone, on string instruments or wherever indicated. A battery on/off switch, slightly recessed, makes the microphone useful for a variety of hand-held and on-stage applications.


o Frequency Range: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
o Pickup Patterns: cardioid; hypercardioid (with the PPC1000S polar pattern adapter)
o Sensitivity: 6 mV/Pa
o Impedance: 200 ohms
o Equivalent Noise Level: 19 dB(A)
o Maximum SPL for 0.5%
o THD: 137 dB
o Power Requirement: 9 to 52 Vdc/9V
o Battery Size: 9V
o Approximate Battery Life: 220 Hours (dependent on battery type)
o Length: 8.7″
o Net/Shipping Weight: 9.7 oz (1.8 lbs)
o Warranty: Two Years


SKU C1000S
Brand AKG
Shipping Weight 1.3000kg

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