AKG C1000 S MKIV - Small diaphragm condenser microphone


High performance small diaphragm condenser microphone. Cardioid and hypercardioid. 50-20000Hz. Sensitivity 6mV/Pa.


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The AKG C1000 S MKIV is a small high performance condenser microphone, considered the Swiss pocketknife of microphones. The upgraded version of the C1000 S multifunction diaphragm diaphragm condenser microphone is popular for its versatility. It is suitable for live recording and sound applications, as well as for ENG / EFP and video productions. Its gold-plated shell case makes the microphone extremely resistant to moisture. If phantom power is not available, the C1000 S can be powered by two standard AA batteries up to 120 hours. More versatile than ever, the new C1000 S incorporates a low-cut switch and a switchable pad of -10 dB. The polar pattern can be rapidly changed between cardioid and hypercardioid. It has three different frequency settings that add clarity to speech and instrument sounds.



AKG C1000S MKIV Features

  • Gold sputtered microphone capsule and XLR pins, give high immunity against humidity.
  • Powered by internal AA batteries or by phantom power, for use with any equipment and every application.
  • Bass cut and -10 dB switchable, for amazing versatility in every situation.
  • Presence boost adapter, provides three frequency settings for different sound sources.
  • Unique polar pattern converter, allows the microphone to be switched from cardioid to hyper-cardioid.

Data sheet



General Specifications

  • Polar Patterms: Cardioid, Hypercardioid
  • 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


Powering Interface

  • Voltage: 9 to 52 V
  • Current: 3 mA



  • Length: 229 mm
  • Height: 34 mm
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Net Weigth: 320 g



  • Body: metal
  • Finish: matte grayish blue


Audio Output

  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-pin
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