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AKG 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... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-17-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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
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 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


An amazing Mic

By William Hallman

from South Bend IN

Comments about AKG C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone:

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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Minor fix and fell in love with the mic

By lisa

from Marysville, OH

Comments about AKG C 5 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone:

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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