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C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

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The AKG C5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone will make your voice cut through the loudest mix - on any stage. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback and has been optimized f... Read More

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The AKG C5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone will make your voice cut through the loudest mix - on any stage. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback and has been optimized for use with in-ear personal monitor systems.
The gold plated transducer case not only gives the microphone a sophisticated esthetic touch but also makes the transducer extremely resistant to corrosion and humidity. The result is superior audio performance.

Requires phantom power.

  • Rugged condenser microphone for vocal miking on stage
  • Extremely resilient, spring-steel wire-mesh cap for extra impact resistance
  • Built-in windscreen/pop filter for effective suppression of pop and breath noise
  • Transducer shock mount reduces handling and cable noise
  • Frequency-independent cardioid polar response for high gain before feedback
  • PB 1000 Presence Boost attachment for optimum intelligibility of speech
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 65-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 4 mV/pa (-48 dBV )
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 140/145 dB SPL, (for 1%/3% THD)
  • Equivalent noise level: 25 dB-A
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 69 db
  • Impedance: <= 200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedence: >= 2000 ohms
  • Current consumption: typ. 3 mA
  • Power requirement: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Finish: matte grayish blue
  • Dimensions (length x diameter): 7.3" x 2.0", (185.2 mm x 51 mm)
  • Net weight: 12.2 oz, (345 g)
  • Standard accessories: Microphone bag, PB 1000 presence boost adaptor, SA 45 stand adapter
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Minor fix and fell in love with the mic

By lisa

from Marysville, OH

Bought my new mic about a week ago. Took some getting used to as the sound is much more clear and cuts through the other sounds of the instruments/voices. Felt like I had to 'push' my voice and within a half hour of the show, had much vocal fatigue. Also, lost the comfort level of the high notes. Was really pulling back on them. Then, my band mates suggested taking out the gold 'cap' inside the mic head (sorry, don't know proper name) and WOW! What a difference! I didn't have to 'push' my voice, and I had total control of the high notes again. Yea!! I'm in love with the mic after that minor fix. Who knew?!

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An amazing Mic

By William Hallman

from South Bend IN

I bought this mic at Guitar Center about a year ago. I bought it for my Wife to do vocals. I have since had the opportunity to use this mic in many recording and stage scenarios. It seem to be good for nearly everything. I really keep being amazed by how well it works. I use it for guitar, vocals, drums, and anything really accept for bass drums. On stage it is extremely sensitive and the feedback rejection is amazing it is hard to believe this is a condenser mic because you never have any of the feedback issues with this that you do with so many of the sdc mics out there. I never expected to be this fond of this mic when I purchased it, and it took me a lot of time to get it through my thick head that it is so versatile, since it is designed for stage vocals. Anyway, I have discovered that the Presence boosting capsule is almost never useful. Do yourself a favor and get one of these, then try it out on everything. You will be pleasantly surprised

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