A selection of versatile small diaphragm condenser microphone suitable for voice or instrument, whether in the studio or on location.
Billed by AKG as 'The Swiss army knife of microphones', the updated version of the C1000 S multipurpose, variable-pattern, small-diaphragm, condenser microphone is 'extremely popular for its versatility'. It is suitable for recording and live-sound applications as well as for ENG/EFP and video productions'.
A gold-sputtered capsule housing makes the microphone 'extremely rugged against humidity'. If no phantom power is available, the C1000 S can be powered by two standard AA batteries for up to 120 hours. Bass-cut and -10 dB attenuator switches are positioned safely in the battery compartment. On the shaft of the microphone there is an 'on/off switch with no audible click' and an adjacent battery status LED.
The combination of the back plate condenser transducer and the capsules shock-mount 'optimises handling and cable noise rejection'. The microphone body consists of a solid aluminium shaft and screw-on front tube with a 'rugged, stainless-steel, mesh cap'. the output connector is a 3-pin male XLR.
The polar pattern can be switched quickly from cardioid to hyper-cardioid by fitting the polar-pattern converter to the capsules, accessed by unscrewing the windshield and front tube; a presence-boost adapter boosts the sensitivity of the microphone by approximately. 5 dB between 5 kHz and 9 kHz for 'optimum intelligibility of speech' and is fitted in a similar way.
Applications: Vocals, instruments. Response: 50Hz-20kHz. Sensitivity: 6mV/Pa. Phantom power: 9-52. Dimensions: 229 x 34 (length x maximum diameter) mm. Weight: 280g.
Included accessories: SA63 stand adapter, W1001 foam wind guard, PPC1000 polar pattern converter, PB1000 presence boost adapter, carrying bag.