Highly affordable AKG large-diaphragm microphone technology Cardioid polar pattern for multiplicity of vocal and instrument applications
C 3000 B
The earlier model C 3000 has had a large fan club in the project studio and home recording worlds for years. For the new C 3000 B, AKG designed a special 1-inch large-diaphragm transducer that closely approximates the vibration performance of top-class studio microphones, but can be made at much lower cost.
Due to its surface area and special capsule tuning, the C 3000 B large-diaphragm transducer produces an exceptionally pleasing, smooth sound. Unlike in the C 3000, the switchable 10-dB preattenuation pad immediately follows the transducer in the signal path, thus increasing the C 3000 B's SPL capability by a true 10 dB. Loud sound sources are therefore no problem.
An acoustically optimized cardioid polar pattern makes the C 3000 B an excellent choice for both recording and live sound applications where high gain before feedback is paramount.
Includes:H 85 Universal shock mount
The H 85 shock mount keeps a lower profile than the H 100 and therefore looks better on the microphone.
AKG Artists & Friends using this product:
Boogie Wonder Band
Michael Klostermann und seine Musikanten
Tower of Power
Vienna Art Orchestra (VAO)
Luger Music Studios
Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf
Polar pattern cardioid
Frequency range 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 25 mV/Pa (-32 dBV)
Max. SPL 140/150 dB (k=0,5%)
Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3) 25 dB
Equivalent noise level 14 dB-A
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 80 dB
Preattenuation pad 10 dB, switchable
Bass filter 6 dB/octave below 500 Hz
Impedance 200 ohms
Recommended load impedance >1000 ohms
Supply voltage 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
Current consumption <2 mA
Connector 3-pin XLR
Finish silver gray
Dimensions 53 dia. x 162 mm / 2.1 dia. x 6.4 in.
Net weight 320 g / 11.3 oz.
Shipping weight 950 g / 2.1 lbs.
Patent(s) Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)
Acoustic resistor (Patent no. AT 400.910)