Versatile, rugged small-diaphragm condenser for stage or studio Runs off phantom power or internal 9-volt battery Includes clip, windscreen, case, and adapters for hypercardioid pickup and presence boost
AKG C1000 S Professional Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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.