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High-performance large-diaphragm condenser microphone

A sound investment for every studio

The C3000 high-performance, large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been a standard for live applications and studio recording for almost two decades. It is an excellent choice for vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, drum overhead and brass instrument miking. The switchable attenuation pad and low-cut filter enable high SPL up to 150dB and eliminate proximity effect.

The redesigned C3000 presents itself as a cost-effective, rugged workhorse with a sleek and classy finish.


Is the AKG C3000 (original black version) really THAT bad?

I have been offered an AKG C3000 (original black version, not the 'B') for a very reasonable price. I have never personally used one of these mics or the later 'B' version but they seem to have attained a terrible reputation for sounding bad on almost everything. However, I remember reading an article about...

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What's your favorite vocal mic that you currently own?

It's what you do with it that counts. I cut a vocal 20 years ago! .... on an AKG C3000 £200 into a tiny Art Tube MP that cost me £40 into a LA Audio mono compressor £100. It was an inspired performance - full of emotion and sounded great. I tried to re-record the song a...

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A use for the AKG C3000b

Sorry to react on this very old topic but I have to record live accordian tomorrow and I was wondering if you were talking about the old C3000 (black with green, two diaphragms) or the newer C3000B? A have a pair of the latter... Hope to hear from you! :-)

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