AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
AKG C 1000 S (without LED)

C 1000 S (without LED), Small diaphragm condenser microphone from AKG in the C 1000 series.

All user reviews for the AKG C 1000 S (without LED)

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 11 reviews )
 4 reviews36 %
 3 reviews27 %
 4 reviews36 %
Value For Money : Excellent

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
Electrostatic condenser microphone, outside the built-in battery powered, phantom power is required for its operation, tensions will be accepted from 9 to 52 volts. The body unscrews almost in the middle to provide access to the 9 volt battery and the capsule. It is a big shame that the polarities have not been clearly identified. In a rush, we may charge the battery upside down...
The compact casing is very rigid metal, it features, built-in switch commissioning of food.


The fineness of the transmission is largely ahead of the intrinsic qualities of a voice. Grain and precision are the adjectives that come to mind in operation. More sensitivity is very good, there is no lack of gain, particularly high level allows significant differences in dynamics.
Apart from voice, many other sources fit the profile of this sensor, brass, strings, small percussion. Making a piano sound can enjoy the clarity achieved by the microphone, provided that they do not work near the ropes.
It's a good mic too difficult to use live, plus it is very robust ..

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
Capsule: back-electret type.

Directivity: cardioid, can pass hypercardiode by adding an adapter.
[possibility also to add an adapter to shine]
Caution forms of rponse cardiod hypercardiodes and this microphone is not idalie: few rjection rear globally.

Power: 48V phantom or 9V battery.

Body of the microphone: original look, plutt basically ncessite particulire pliers.
Switch on / off (for prserver battery)

In other words, because of its versatile micro CHARACTERISTICS

Possible uses: choir or solo singing, voice speaks, recovery tools (all), taking environments or proximity.

Aging: with age and many use, this microphone may lose some precision, and have a lightweight sail, a lightweight supplmentaire blur.


It was my first micro t staff, there are about ten years. I've seen a lot or used in various configurations.

It's really versatile, has great qualities, which are also its default.
It is not "neutral" but plutt soft, it's acoustic CHARACTERISTICS what! Can be found that he has no deep bass trs, he did not crystalline highs, it has soft mdiums. In other words it is discreet. It can be used in all configurations (voice, intruders, singing, etc.), it will always discrtement but effectively.

For voice and singing:
It has the advantage of not suffering too much from the effect of proximity.
Its velvety with good all the votes to pass without difficulty voice work or not. on the other hand, there is lectret rjection latrale and low, so relatively sensitive to feedback ds that would really push the higher the level of returns.
By consquent, for voice, it is more suited to first registration. Or the live, the second voice (the choruses), or solo if you can go back.

For chorus (chorus - making room):
It has the advantage of not capture the many serious distance. It does not loop too serious but in plutt in the high mids. He excelled in choir back in the open air (bluffing), because quite Fidler, full of PCHE and not running too.
For choral recording room, we prfrera cardio version without an adapter of brilliance, but not the microphone is best suited for this type of recording.

In continuance of instruments:
Really going anywhere, but watch his velvety always hiding a lack of precision (this is not a its box, plutt soft). Forcment therefore not recommended for registration unless it is necessary to add a little sweetness source (impec on some folk). If the instrument is not solo, it goes well and live recording. In overhead, lack of transitional too untoward. In snare, a little Soft. For piano, complter with something else to take to the grave. Flte for singing but lack of grain. For everything else, good Swiss Army knife to keep a backup.

It really is INTERESTED, even if it's not a star. Trs good memories on some votes. I think this microphone is not used prs as is (it is not Galise TRS) for cases where it is selected (above) or useful (too aggressive guitar, vocals too mocks, etc). It is not too difficult to place.

Trs quality good value for money.

One should always have one in his pocket!

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
Micro cardoque or hyper cardoque battery powered or power fantme. New price of 200 euros.

[7] The price is good and the CHARACTERISTICS of the paper are reassuring. Our micro arrived in a plastic hardcase, ideal for turners.


This microphone is dbrouille well. This is the essence of what we can tell him. I blame him sound a bit nasal when string instruments back rub or pliers. By-cons, it is good for a trs rvle positioning overhead. It is shown here trs end Retailer well but with a good attack. I could try it in various studios and he still delights in overhead. A good investment too ruinous.

[5] honorable sound performance for a bit heavy investment. His versatility is pretty average if you search for perfection, but a perfect overhead is not bad dj.

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
Microphone for Voice over scne or distance and to capture a mood with three modes cardioid, hypercardiode and shine especially for high intensity sound instruments such as brass. Fits all voices and all the distances.


I have tested also with the NT3 is under the same conditions - say,
microphone placed 1m and 2m of an opera singer.

The AKG C1000S and NT3 are just the opposite but both have CHARACTERISTICS INTERESTED.

The NT3 is more sensitive and has a lot of gain, and promotes prsence serious dtriment treble sound and often aggressive. The AKG C1000S has a sound balance, treble and the bass keeps an exceptionally velvety timbre. With the new cap (PB1000) I got from my old company to the sensitivity MODEL brilliance and precision in the treble even more to go. It is a micro scrolls. It dtimbre less off-axis and the sound is cleaner than NT3 and be a little more used to different instruments.

The AKG C1000S is not too unlike NT3 dlicat position which is an important and rare asset trs. Also useful when there is a high sound pressure or high intensity sound.

Report qualitprix trs trs interested by his versatility with three modes and capture reliable wind and string instruments live.

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
See previous posts specifications ds


- How long have you use it?

2 months intensively.

- What is so special that you like most and least?

These useful accessories to fit the socket voice or turning it into

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

C2 Behringer - Shure - Sennheiser

- How would you rate the quality / price?

relatively good!

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Again! Especially since I tested this in a professional studio we face a Neumann KM184:
the sound engineer was quite surprised of the result just like me! A larger share of
serious that the Neumann, the sound quality is near ... Qd I said they were not even
equivalent! But that price is not too far from one minutes of pure micro compete
it's worth it!

After, it's just a matter of taste and as ... ;-)
Bernard Ancèze12/28/2006

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
Condenser, cardio, hypercadio.
works with a 9 volt battery in the body or an external power supply.
supplied without battery with a canvas case, a clip, a voice filter and filter hyper-cardio, a windscreen.


2 years since I use it. Mainly scenes not too noisy for acoustic guitar mode hypercardio. I'm happy, not really good sound response to acoustic feedback. Very nice medium grave clean. In-home studio, very nice and very clean on the voice, with its filter made for this small plastic ring that is clipped on the capsule. More Shure SM87 Likelihood that. In the studio, for acoustic guitar, between handle and rosette, it is really good. It is a micro-scale that takes its home studio because it accommodates an average sound, with an output level without very adequate and flagrant failure to reply. Very versatile depending on the mode used in cardiovascular, voice, or hypercardio. Prices. I would do the purchase.

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
Cardioid condenser. Opportunity to switch into hyper-cardio through a capsule provided, but not great because it's hard to sit still and I think it colors the sound. Can be used for just about everything, even on snare drums (he cash a lot)


I use it for 2 years now in the studio in just about every possible configuration. Where I find most effective is the snare: it's terrible! He collects a lot, but to avoid the same with the stick of nag ;-).
It is also effective on the voice recording, although it is small membrane, on acoustic guitars, electric ...
Great versatile micro brief, advise, especially since it is not very expensive ... (Custom I bought € 150 Used)

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
This is a condenser microphone for use rather via a phantom power supply (it is easy to forget to "off" on the microphone, so bye bye battery!)


I use it for 2 years in a small home studio, as a couple.
To be truly effective, it must be an application book in a loud, because it lacks precision in the sounds "weak" (sound of outdoor environments). on the other hand in overhead on charley, or even before a guitar amp, the sound is good. For use with the voice, it is better to pair it with a external preamp, because it quickly shows its limits by playing directly on a wafer.
Bought new a couple 500-600 €, it is better to learn about other models (see next is the use you make of it, because it also has qualities!)

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

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
The C1000 is a cardioid microphone / hypercardio it nessecite a phantom power supply but can function without (apparently).


I used a couple for quite some time now (about 5 years), honest I've seen better, the background noise is sufficiently large, trs sensitive to wind and small parasites and it is not too value instruments, I test on a classical orchestra is not gnial, the noise quickly became teachers and a sound "cold", a group of the Chamber Music quasiement is useless, but hey, we did not every day. on the other hand of a big band jazz and overhead drum has the rings, in fact it is a good microphones as there is a good acoustic pressure on scne is handy too, but there more.
They are not mine, I work with, but the use I prfre of C535 of the same manufacturer, which are much more versatile my taste. I do not recommend purchasing this microphone to catch his acoustic in difficult conditions, even a TRS coupled pramp good on the other hand to catches brass or percussion is good practice. To purchase a résumé microphones should wait to be able to pay more but if it's in a hurry or the budjet and Reduces's a good micro when making the same trs good services.

Golgoth211's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG C 1000 S (without LED)
Dedicated voice and instruments.

Cardio hypercardioid and Electrostatic


I use it for 6 months.
I did not back because I have not tested other condenser microphone.

I use a couple Focusrite VoiceMaster + C1000S and I think the sound is much more chiseled a dynamic microphone.

I plan to resell it for a TLM, but I wonder if using home studio (living room and condominiums) there is no budget ceiling beyond which the environment degrade the quality of far too material.