800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 173Q-L65J
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)

For delivery by Dec. 24, order by 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 23 and select 1-day shipping.
Cart
Email Print
 

AKG C1000S Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone

Live or in the studio, AKG's rugged, versatile C1000S small-diaphragm condenser runs on phantom power or its internal 9-volt battery. (139) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States
close [x]
zZounds.com 800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
AKG C1000S Microphone Silver

Sorry, this product is no longer available on zZounds

In most cases, a product is unavailable because it has been discontinued by the manufacturer

Please shop our site for related products:

Product Description

Small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphones are the Swiss Army knives of recording studios: you can use them on just about any source. While large-diaphragm mics have an inherent "character," small-diaphragm condensers tend to be more accurate, so they're widely utilized for classical recordings -- or anytime you need to capture the way an instrument really sounds in the room. On stage, condensers make frequent appearances on drum overheads, and they're a great tool to have in your kit for live violin or acoustic guitar. With its rugged stainless steel grill and sturdy construction, the C1000S condenser is AKG's answer to standard stage condensers like the Shure SM81, and it comes with a host of accessories and handy features that make it one of the most versatile mics in your collection.

Cardioid/Hypercardioid Capsules Included

Don't let the low price of the C1000S throw you -- this is a top-quality small-diaphragm condenser, from one of the world's most revered microphone manufacturers. AKG has gone out of their way to make this budget-friendly mic a multitalented performer. The C1000S comes with a cap that converts its cardioid pickup pattern to a tighter hypercardioid for improved off-axis rejection and feedback control -- a boon to live sound engineers. There's also an included PB1000 adapter that adds high-end presence for more intelligible voice reinforcement. And since this condenser has an internal 9-volt battery with a convenient on/off switch, you don't even need phantom power to run it -- especially useful if you want to use the C1000S as an external mic running into a pro video camera.

Full-range Frequency Response, High SPL Handling

If your acoustic guitar's pickups cover a lot of bass and midrange, but seem to miss critical high-end, try using the AKG C1000S as an extra microphone on stage. Or if you play a violin live, try this quality condenser to accurately portray your instrument's high frequencies -- the C1000S captures all the way from 50 Hz up to 20 kHz, when most dynamic mics tend to peter out around 16 kHz. On loud sources like guitar amps or drum overheads, the C1000S can handle sound pressure levels up to 137 dB. Or if you're simply looking for an inexpensive set of room mics to capture your audience's response when you play live, you can't go wrong with a pair of C1000S on either side of the space, or in an X-Y configuration at front-of-house.

A Flexible Tool for Home Studios

If you're building a home studio mic collection, the versatile C1000S is an ideal choice for your first small-diaphragm condenser. Try it instead of an SM57 on electric guitar amp, to hear the difference that a full top end and smooth midrange makes to your sound. If you already have a large-diaphragm condenser, place that mic near your acoustic guitar's sound hole, try the C1000S near the bridge, and mix the two mics to taste. If you play fiddle, classical violin or viola, the C1000S is a great mic to have around for home auditions, especially since it doubles as your live mic when you find yourself playing through a PA at a gig. And if you're tracking drums in your home studio, try a C1000S on overheads, on hi-hat or under your snare. This excellent all-purpose mic can find a use in just about any project studio.

Features:

- Versatile, rugged small-diaphragm condenser for stage or studio
- Runs off phantom power or internal 9-volt battery
- Includes clip, windscreen, and adapters for hypercardioid pickup and presence boost

zZounds is an authorized dealer of AKG products.
Frequency Range: 50 Hz to 20 kHz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Hypercardioid with PPC 1000 mounted

Sensitivity: 6 mV/Pa (-45 dBV)

Impedance: 200 ohms

Maximum SPL FOR 0.5% THD: 137 dB

Equivalent Noise Level: 19 dB-A

Size: 34 diameter x 220 mm (1.3 diameter x 8.7 in.)

Weight (Net): 275 g (9.7 oz.)

Weight (Shipping): 820 g (1.8 lbs.)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-920-3212

Product Description

The C1000S has a max SPL of 137dB for 1% THD and 145 dB @ 3% THD. A cardioid or hypercardioid pattern can be selected with the unique PPC1000 polar pattern converter. The PB1000 presence boost adapter provides an additional 5dB boost in the 5 to 9 kHz range in the cardioid range. Other features include a recessed on/off switch.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (139 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Two for the price of one! Go for it!"
Sound: I like it. Very good sound, especially if you are using them as overheads for drums, or for the hi-hats. In addition, they are very versatile with using for a choir and piano. I have used them in all applications for worship in my church. They are also a more fuller sounding microphone for our female singers because they lack the low mid range in their voices. Feature: Very versatile. Comes with a little cap to change the pick up pattern of the microphone to a hypercardoid. In addition, if you have a mixer with no phantom power, this would be a good microphone, because a 9 volt compartment within the capsule of the microphone is available as an alternate to phantom power. And the battery lasts up to 220 hrs! Ease of Use: Do not use too many of these in a live application. Though it sounds great, do remember that condenser microphones can reduce the amount of headroom on your board. Value: For its price, it is very affordable. I rate this with the shure beta 81 microphone. The price for one beta 81, you can get two akg c1000s Manufacturer Support: No problems with this mic. I can use two more The Wow Factor: planning to get more!
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"A Must-Have Microphone for Low $$$"
Sound: A real Swiss army knife for anyone's project studio, live sound recording, etc. I own two so I can do X-Y, ORTF and coincident stereo set-up's. Buy a stereo bar for $16 and you'll get great results on drum overheads, choirs, etc. A very versatile small-diaphragm microphone with a smooth response. Feature: The ability to pop a 9-volt in is very handy for live vocal situations or when using mixers with too few phantom powered inputs. The hypercardioid adaptor actually works pretty well. I have never used the presence adaptor. Quality: I love the quality of this mike. It's a keeper. The finish is beautiful. Value: Got two for $150 each way before the "two for $299" special. Big bang for the buck. Manufacturer Support: Never needed it - it's AKG. The Wow Factor: This is a classic mic that I enjoy owning. I think having two for stereo situations is a lot of coolness factor for $300. With excellent sound quality a given, people really react well to the look of these mic's.
Style of Music: Pop, Praise and worship, Choirs, acoustic
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Our extended 45-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee applies on this product Buy it, and if it isn't just right for you, return it!
What Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds "I really enjoy the simplicity of using their website. Ordering through zZounds is very quick and efficient - I have never had any problems or complaints!" - customer on October 13, 2014
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 173Q-L65J. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]
1 item added to your cart
View Cart Continue Shopping
close [x]
Please select a product:
add to cart
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey, Nevada and Mississippi, nearly 95 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!