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AKG C1000S
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Updated version of the SDC microphone C1000.

Gold sputtered microphone capsule and XLR pins

Powered by internal AA batteries or by phantom power
Voltage 9 to 52 V
Current 3 mA

Bass cut and -10 dB switchable
Presence boost adapter
Unique polar pattern converter (cardioid, hyper cardioid)

Audio frequency bandwidth 50 to 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level 21 dB-A
Sensitivity 6 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise 73 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad 10 dB
Bass cut filter 80 Hz
Electrical impedance 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance 2000 Ohms
Length 229 mm
Height 34 mm
Diameter 34 mm
Net Weight 320 g


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in alphabetical order akg d202 akg c1000s akg c3000b x 2 beyer m88 beyer m99 beyer soundstar x1 GT AM62 x 2 GT 33 x 2 Rode Nt1 sennheiser md421 shure sm57 x 5 shure ß57 x 4 shure ß56 x 2 shure ß91 x 1 (one too many) sonor c8 x6 (six too many) may have forgotten some

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One thing that having ‘High End’ gear has taught me…

...just throw a U47 on the acoustic guitar and call it a day. I had to use a c1000s and move it around to different rooms and try odd things like bathrooms and kitchens. Once I got really good mics, I thought I wouldn’t have to work as hard. While that was true in...

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Miking an upright at home against the wall

...and 46cm deep). In the end, for that project (a Tom Waits song) I liked what I got with two AKG C1000S (gold ones) placed almost vertically with their head inside the upper side of the piano, 5 cm into it, after removing the upper lid. Now I'd like to start to record the piano again...

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