The Swiss Army Knife of microphones.


The updated version of the C1000 S multipurpose 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. Its 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. More versatile than ever before, the new C1000 S features a bass-cut switch and a switchable -10 dB pad.

The polar pattern can quickly be switched from cardioid to hyper-cardioid. Three different frequency settings are adding more clarity to speech and instrument sounds.


General Specifications:

Audio frequency bandwidth: 50 - 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

Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Hypercardioid



Length: 229 mm

Height: 34 mm

Diameter: 34 mm

Net Weight: 320 g



Body: metal

Finish: matte grayish blue


Audio Output

Type: Balanced XLR

Gender: Male

Contacts: 3-pin


Powering Interface

Voltage: 9 to 52 V

Current: 3 mA



Film / TV: Yes

Project Studio: Yes

AKG C1000S MKIV Multi-Function Studio Condenser Microphone