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BLACK akg c1000s

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by latinboy642003, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. latinboy642003

    latinboy642003 Active Member

    I found some Black Akg c1000s. Are these a older model. if so whats the difference from the new ones?
     
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    yep first model, made in Germany. They are supposedly better build quality....
     
  3. latinboy642003

    latinboy642003 Active Member

    any spec difference?
     
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    I have one of each, there's not really any difference in sound ( VERY bright and hyped up treble ). You have to use them with some care to avoid a harsh trebly mess.

    As far as I know, all black versions are made in Austria, most silver models are made in Austria, the newer silver ones with the LED are made in Poland
     
  5. latinboy642003

    latinboy642003 Active Member

    i have someone selling both for $200. worth it?
     
  6. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Woops you are right its Austria not Germany, sound wise there no difference I could tell.....

    most people hate them around here, I am not one of them. I find useful for a number of things...distant room mikes for acoustic gtr, bottom of the snare when you can get them at least 6 inches away, and percussion when you get them far enough away.
     
  7. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    If they're fully functional, $200 would be a fair price to most people. Any chance you can test them before you buy them? Condenser mics can be ruined by moisture, so a test (or return policy) would be a good idea.

    I'm with Link, and not a hater of the C1000 for certain tasks (live or recording). Although given their almost excessive high-end, I can't imagine who uses the "presence booster', their hyper-cardioid attachment can be useful if your pre-owned mics have them. The C1000 takes an extra large micstand-clip, so make sure it comes with the original or other suitable clip. They usually come with a case, clip, foam windscreen, presence-booster, and hypercardioid adaptor.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    lol, dvdhalk I know what were they thinking with that presence-booster, seriously deaf designer on that one! I use the hypercardiod on drums, it works pretty well
     

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