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AKG C 3000 Recording Microphone

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Since its introduction in 1993, AKG's C 3000 recording microphone has become a standard for a wide range of both studio and onstage applications. The redesigned C 3000 is a cost-effective and aestheti... Click To Read More About This Product

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Since its introduction in 1993, AKG's C 3000 recording microphone has become a standard for a wide range of both studio and onstage applications. The redesigned C 3000 is a cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing product update which maintains the popular characteristics of the original C 3000, but with a sleek-and-classy finish showcasing AKG's corporate design. The AKG microphone is a great selection for both recording and live sound applications where maximum sound quality and robustness are a must, and the competitive price makes the C 3000 recording mic a must-have.

The AKG C 3000 microphone features a cardioid pickup pattern, a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, low-noise electronics, high-SPL capability, and an internal shockmount, which drastically reduces the mic's handling noise from mic stands or cables. The switchable 10dB preattenuation pad increases the SPL capability by 10dB and accommodates loud instruments like brass instruments or guitar amplifiers with ease. The AKG microphone's switchable first-order 500Hz low frequency filter eliminates the proximity effect for close-miking. The standard included accessories are a metal carrying case and a spider-type shock mount.

Proven for more than 15 years and affordably priced, the AKG C 3000 microphone is an excellent choice for every high-quality recording or demanding live sound application.

FEATURES

  • Gold-sputtered one-inch large diaphragm with patented Edge-Terminated Back-Plate Technology
  • Proven performance for more than 15 years for both studio and stage
  • Internal windscreen protects from wind and breath generated "pops"
  • Well designed circuitry provides high-SPL capability and low distortion
  • Switchable attenuation pad enables for high SPL up to 150dB
  • Switchable low-cut filter (500Hz, 6dB/octave) eliminates proximity effect
  • Comes complete with H 85 spider-type shock mount and metal carrying case
  • Designed, engineered and built in Vienna, Austria
  • The recording microphone is ideal for:
  • Guitar and bass amps
  • Lead instruments
  • Lead vocals
  • Professional stage miking
  • Professional studio recording
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 25 mV/Pa (-32dBV)
  • Max. SPL: 140/150dB (k=0.5%)
  • Equivalent noise level: 14 dB-A
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 80dB
  • Preattenuation pad: 10dB, switchable
  • Impedance: 200Î
  • Recommended load impedance: >1000Î
  • Supply voltage: 9 to 52V phantom power to IEC 61938
  • Powering: <2 mA
    Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Finish: matte grayish blue
  • Dimensions: max. dia.: 53mm (2.1"), length: 162mm (6.4")
  • Net weight: 320g / 11.3oz.
  • Shipping weight: 950g / 2.1lb.
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.


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AKGC 3000 Recording Microphone
 
5.0

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5.0

Great mic

By Tim

from New Providence

Comments about AKG C 3000 Recording Microphone:

This is a great little mic. Though it is pretty dark for vocals alone, I stumbled across a forum which suggested placing it in front of a guitar cabinet and haven't looked back. With its high spl capabilities, it does a great job in front of a blaring guitar cab.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Mic and even better for the money!!!!

By Sam

from cordova,tn

Comments about AKG C 3000 Recording Microphone:

I purchased only a short time ago and i switched out a neumann to use it. I guess if that isn't saying enough. I have a collection of mics and i believe i will use this as a mainstay in my studio. Just for it's strength, ease of vocal pick up with clarity and it's beauty...))o Recommendation: when using this mic for vocals don't yell win close(4inches) you don't have to and when you feel you have to yell stand at least(6inches) away. Also, turn off all settings offered that changes the mics pick up(-10)leave ate 0- the pad leave flat then do your yell thing. I'm pretty sure all the yelling artists will be happy about this info. Note: yelling is bad for your vocal chords....

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5.0

Buy It Now!

By Shamarr Blake

from Dayton, Ohio

Comments about AKG C 3000 Recording Microphone:

Bought this mic in a pack with the AKG C 1000S, and it works great for Vocals...Just did a number of overdubs vocals for a project I'm producing, and they turned out great! The attenuation pad and low frequency filter work great! Get this mic, and add it your mic locker!

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