NAMM 2013: AKG displaying C1000s mk IV microphone

The latest incarnation of the AKG C1000s small-diaphragm condenser microphone is debuting at the NAMM show this week.

The mic is ideally suited for recording and live sound applications, and is great for miking drum overheads, pianos and acoustic instruments.

Rather than relying on a 9V block battery, the C1000s mk IV now runs on two AA batteries at 120h and offers two gain settings, three frequency settings and two polar patters – cardioid and hypercardioid. For mobile broadcast use and interview situations, the new C1000s offers more versatility than previously.

“AKG’s C1000s is an efficient workhorse in the engineer’s rig that provides high-quality sound the audio industry has expected from AKG over the past 65 years,” stated Thomas Umbauer, product manager at AKG. “We’ve put the C1000s through rigorous testing in multiple scenarios and added more clever features such as the humidity proof gold capsule housing and gold plated XLR-pins. The microphone can take a beating on tour and still consistently provide perfect sound during any event.”

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