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CardioidAKG Acoustics C3000

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The C3000 is AKG’s 2nd rebranding, or 3rd version of the “C 3000 B” microphone. The C 3000 B, later renamed the C 3000 (in 1999), has been relaunched in 2012 as the C3000 (no space in the name), as part of AKG’s revamped line of project studio microphones.

The C3000 is internally identical to the C 3000 B; both use a one-inch, edge-terminated, large diaphragm electret capsule. Both use transformerless electronics. Both offer a pad (-10dB) and high-pass filter (-6dB/octave below 500Hz).

The mic’s self-noise is a respectable 14dBA.

The C3000 includes the H85 shockmount and a metal carrying case.

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The mic was released in 2012.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6 dB/octave @ 500Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
320g (11.29oz) 162mm (6.38'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9–52v

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