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Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 12 reviews )
 5 reviews42 %
 2 reviews17 %
 4 reviews33 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
pdecirce11/21/2008

pdecirce's review

AKG C 2000 B
I will mention the main features of the AKG as gleaned from their own description and will add how it applies to us as users. The main situation you may find yourself using this microphone would be: in-studio room mike, perhaps close-miking a large response instrument like a bass-drum or a cello. It has a prepolarized condenser which gives very flat and ear-like response. Molded for frequency of 30Hz to 20kHz it is very versatile even in a situation where it must record a room, say, of a small orchestra. Properly placed it will perform to a decent professional -- if entry -- level.

There is also an excellent bass cut filter of 6 dB/octave below 500 Hz which allows you to essentially flick a switch on the mike and cut different low end frequencies. Say for example you're recording the room of a club and it's super-boomy, well you can use this mike to make a low-end cut, making the difference between a recording that's completely bass-filled or not.

There's plenty more technical details to investigate, but essentially this is an excellent room or instrument mike, well-known as the AKG entry level model and quite excellent in sturdiness and performance. Even entry level of an AKG product is high in most home-studio standards.

OVERALL OPINION

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I've had this mike for 3 years and it performs fantastically. The only side of the sound I don't really like is that while many microphones have a 'tonal personality' this one is so flat you may finding yourself only using it as a 'room mike' or a back up mike or a bass drum mike. It wouldn't be first choice for some situations due to the flatness of its response. But it is an excellent 'mirror mike', meaning it would sound very similar next to a pair of ears in a certain spot of a room. Other close models, however, usually wilt at the quality of AKG. I would say it's essentially a top five flat cardioid polar pattern microphone. It being under $200.00 is fantastic, as it also comes with a lined travel case and a shock mount as well. I highly recommend this as an excellent first room mike or live room mike.
Intip10/04/2014

Intip's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" URGES"

AKG C 2000 B
I use the microwave for more than three years in my home studio and to date not a single worry.

I have tried in various studios lot of mics in the same price range (230 € at the time) and the AKG C 2000 B, I e precise manufacturing Austria, which convinced me away because it makes a warm sound, especially on vocals.
This sensitive terrain microphone that truly does not produce NO noise, no really, even increasing volumes o exaggerating the gains. perfect.

OVERALL OPINION

Finally, I will discuss the price, very attractive ... this mic, I still accurate made in Austria, not China, is playing in the big leagues with a quality / price need to demonstrate, it is absolutely satisfying and I URGES. Unfortunately I can not say the same of Chinese manufacturing.
gromeul10/28/2011

gromeul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good micro comfortable on many sources"

AKG C 2000 B
Condenser microphone, sold with his suspension and his briefcase.

OVERALL OPINION

Used under various conditions to record an acoustic guitar (folk or classical), a snare drum played with a broom (or fingers) of the mallet toms, cymbals and especially a violin and a cello, this microphone is very versatile.
I have a KSM 32 that I keep mainly for vocals but the AKG C2000B allows me to save the rest without qualms, it works quite well in several registers.
I have just four days of intensive recording with me and he did not disappoint, even surprises me, and my friend who is rather picky drummer found it very versatile for its various interventions.
A good price / quality ratio
pagamini12/26/2008

pagamini's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 2000 B
Micro used to singing, violin, acoustic guitar
I find it quite versatile.

OVERALL OPINION

Used for over 5 years
At the time, there was no equivalent, especially in light of the suspension comes with (in neumann they sold the suspension at the same price in all AKG)
I used some other mics in studios, mainly neumann.
The quality / price ratio seemed exceptional, but in the meantime I guess things have progressed.

In the studio we made measurements to compare it to a Neumann U87. Some speak of heresy ...
Level neutrality: the AKG has, as many have said before, a lump in the upper. A characteristic of AKG looks like (I have a pair of 451 that have roughly the same answer). Otherwise, it's an almost absolute flatness!
Neumann is very flat. No surprise then!
S / N ratio: neumann advantage, of course.

Then we did a blind test, by adjusting the equalizer for the two are comparable.
Surprise ... We had a hard time distinguishing between the two ...
Really wrong.
So, I do not really understand the comments about the "cardboard". It must be said that has used pop filter for testing ;-)
Still, the signal / noise ratio is very critical, and condemns the microphone for studio use to me.

At the time, the only competitor was the Rode NT1, really worse. Today, I do not know the state of the art market.

EDIT: I offered an AKG C214. And I realized the gap between a micro really mid-range to high-end microphone.
It's a choice I would do it today, although I do not regret the IEA at the time.
fred_sch11/23/2007

fred_sch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 2000 B
-What kind of microphone? (Song, sound, mixed ..)

Sound Voice
-What technology? (Electret, condenser ...)
Capacitor

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?

5 years

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

Plus, it was cheap, but with the manufacturing of these Chinese derneires years, micro ets completely to the street for the same price!

Least, this microphone sounds very dull, very ettouf.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
no, it was my premeir purchase

- How do you report qualitprix?
Bad

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
At the time, there was not MicroISIS Chinese, so I did aps choice in this price range. But today, no, I do not do it again.
The problem with this mic is that you really feel that there is a piece of cardboard between the source and the microphone. Sounds Very stuffy and dull. Impossible to melt a voice in the mix, is under a passerdes hours equalizer!

Micro leak in my opinion. For the same price, instead buy a studio project tb1 or a little more expensive, bpm cr 10s, with a Neumann capsule still!!
Sebastien Goyet10/05/2007

Sebastien Goyet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 2000 B
T says it all

OVERALL OPINION

I've had 4 / 5 years.

The low-cut is really useful for voice, we made a good rev ...

I also recorded guitars and even a trombone, no problem!

So I remake that choice without hsiter
Nimajneb06/01/2007

Nimajneb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 2000 B
Micro lectret - diaphragm 1 / 2 ".
Cardioid directivity. Attnuation switchable -10 dB. High pass filter 6 dB / Oct below 500 Hz anti-glare finish. Comes with elastic suspension H100. 3 year warranty.

OVERALL OPINION

I possde two of these pickups for about 6 years!
I've long used in over-head battery on Flte traversire, voice & guitar (acoustic & electric) for the home studio (Obviously) ...

O The only time I was truly enjoyable trs surprised c'tait into a power acoustic guitar recording on a multitrack Yamaha AW16G through a preamp ART.dsp. Of course, the guitar itself sounded good trs & guitarist knew how to do, but still, the dynamics & the warmth of this decision m'tonne!
Apart from this exception, I do not like this mic! I possde also, among other things, STUDIO PROJECTS TB1, and on a same outlet, your exact is obvious: my sound C2000B "cardboard" l o SP "shine" at the top of the spectrum. .. at least that's what I feel! It is, however, quite possible that with a good preamp or any other your exact ...

I use a pair of dsormais Oktava MK012 & a pair of Rode NT5 (depending on color research) for Over-Head Drums, & your exact is much better!
AKG C2000B my two are now under my snare drum for "chopper" stamp & in combination with a Shure SM57 or Beta57, flat well me your exact ...

PS: I put 5 / 10 because the elastic suspension with H100 book is of excellent quality and that this microphone is clearly built to last!
Marissof01/27/2006

Marissof's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 2000 B
Micro happening everywhere small price! I use it for 3 years for voice, guitar, sax and percussions ...
I also used many other micro (Neumann. ...)
Trs is your exact right over its price. Micro IDAL for home studio, first investment or other support.

OVERALL OPINION

3 years
ohmface10/11/2005

ohmface's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 2000 B
Condenser

OVERALL OPINION

I have 2 years

most: very good finish
the least: the sound

I also have Chinese and microphones in the same price range there is no photo, a sct of 1100 was € 159 Tbone bury the microphone on all points. I find this mic too uch mat and it is very difficult to make a decision on the correct voice

value for money is poor compared to what can be found in Chinese for the same price.

With experience I will not redeem it, it is at the bottom of a closet for that matter.
imagination07/14/2005

imagination's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 2000 B
Condenser microphone

OVERALL OPINION

I use the microwave for 2 years. He is very strong, which would be perfect if it was thinner in the high mids and less harsh attacks on medium nylon guitar style, he seems to bring an unpleasant frequency (+ - 1500 Hz). It looks great, the suspension is perfect, but it would be when you mix in the micro "is there with the solution rather than part of the problem" ... The cutoff frequency is "radical." I plug it into a Mackie 1402-VLZ PRO and then enter a Korg D 1600.