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AKG Acoustics C 5900

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $439
  • Discontinued


C 5900 Documentation

SupercardioidAKG Acoustics C 5900

Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

  • High quality condenser performance microphone
  • Choice of two output modules
  • Spring steel wire-mesh grill for extreme ruggedness and reliable control of pops and wind noise
  • Internal spider-type shock mount for handling noise suppression
  • Bass cut filter and 0/+6 dB output level selector for precise level matching

The AKG Model C 5900 is a rugged supercardioid condenser microphone intended for on-stage vocal and instrument pickup. Its supercardioid pickup pattern is uniform with frequency and its response has been specially-tailored at mid and high frequencies to deliver excellent on-stage vocal applications. A switchable 6 dB sensitivity boost and 12 dB-per-octave bass cut below 100 Hz. provides flexibility in dealing with various input sensitivities and proximity effect. The C 5900M’s condenser capsule is shock mounted with a unique rubber spider suspension and is protected by a dent-resistant, easily-removable wire mesh grille. The grille also has an internal pop filter to minimize plosives and wind noise. The smooth triangular shape of the microphone handle and its soft- touch finish makes it easy to hold. The lightweight body is die-cast zinc alloy and has a dark matte black finish for minimum reflection and glare. The C 5900M can be powered by phantom power from 9 - 52 volts or with the optional AKG B 15 battery adaptor.

The C 5900M combines the sound of AKG studio microphones and the rugged body design of the EMOTION/TRIPOWER Series. A switchable bass cut filter minimizes stage rumble and an output level selector lets you boost the microphone’s output level to drive less “sensitive” inputs.

The C 5900M supercardioid condenser mic provides a superb high end, high resolution, and excellent transient response for a fabulous sound.

Available with: XLR connector module with gold plated contacts, for use with a standard microphone cable. TM 40 transmitter module for complete mobility. Easy changeover from hardwire to wireless operation does not only increase your range of action but also ensures perfect mobility.

The package includes the microphone, a stand adapter and a hard shell road case.

C 5900 WL 1: C 5900 microphone element with threaded connection for use with AKG wireless systems.

The AKG Acoustics C 5900 is also known as: C5900M, 5900M, C5900, C 5900.


Frequency Response - SupercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
C 5900 Supercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (6 mV/Pa; 20 to 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: 12 dB/octave at 100 Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: 6 dB/octave at 150 Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 139 dB
Self-noise: 20.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
290g (10.23oz) 188mm (7.40'') 53mm (2.09'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9 to 52 V phantom power tv

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