AKG C3000

Condenser large diaphragm microphone

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Switchable -10dB PAD
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Max. SPL: 140/150 dB (THD = 0.5%)
  • Electrical impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Requires phantom power
  • Diameter: 53 mm
  • Length: 162 mm
  • Net weight: 320 g
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. shock mount
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Ballad Female
  • Ballad Female Processed
  • Ballad Male
  • Ballad Male Processed
  • Soul Female
  • Soul Female Processed
  • Soul Male
  • Soul Male Processed
  • Show more

Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 5 % additionally!
ART Tube MP + AKG C3000 +
4 more
Configure bundle now
starting from $192
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen + AKG C3000 +
6 more
Configure bundle now
starting from $279
RME Fireface 802 + AKG C3000 +
6 more
Configure bundle now
starting from $1,439

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

AKG C3000
29% bought this exact product
AKG C3000
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
$147 Add to Basket
Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording
14% bought Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording $171
Audio-Technica AT2020
8% bought Audio-Technica AT2020 $88
AKG P120
7% bought AKG P120 $84
AKG P420
5% bought AKG P420 $183
Our most popular Large Diaphragm Microphones
290 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
Fantastic
08.08.2016
Bought a pair of these to use as general work horse mics in my small studio. They are great and so far cannot be faulted. Great quality, nice weight and a manageable size.

I couldn't justify spending close to £1000 on C414's so the C3000 won it for me.

These are primarily being used as drum OH and room mics, but have heard great things when used in other circumstances. The pad and bass reduction switch really come in handy (the pad more so) and mean the mic can be used almost everywhere.

Comes with the cradle which is reliable and works well, its also light so even the weakest mic stand can handle the weight.

Only disappointing thing is there is no flight case included anymore. How ever I did find a few second hand C3000 flight cases on an auction website so win win.

Overall a great quality mic for a great price, Bargain!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
A good mic for the price
Lowend Jim, 20.02.2020
I bought it 8 years ago for recording mostly vocals and secondarily acoustic guitar in my home studio. I should state though, that back then the mic was sold with it's case, wich is sturdy and handy and stil working perfectly.
As far as the mic is concerned, it sounds fine for demo and preproduction purposes and is in mint shape after all these years. The -10dB pad is very convenient when recording loud sources. The shock mount, although it feels a bit cheap, does the job flawessly and remains unbroken and fully functional.
pros:
-Good sound for the price
-Sturdy and reliable construction
- The -10dB pad gives flexibility
cons:
-The case is not any more included.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Summary for AKG C3000
Sean207, 25.06.2013
Lovely tone from this microphone - although it is low end in terms of price - it packs a punch for the quality of the recording. It provides a good dynamic vocal range, captures the tones and bass nicely. It doesn't suffer at the high notes and works well with compressors to avoid distortion. The only missing thing would have been a cover, so you have to buy a separate pop killer to front the mic. The shock mount is really good and allows you to hang the mic with confidence.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
great surprise
Ioannis D., 30.10.2014
I was first desapointed when i saw that the mic has not a case like the other c3000 that i had bought many years ago...Then i was again desapointed when i saw that this is a china made one. My previous c3000 was made in Austria, but costed almost double...Then i tested it with some acoustic guitar recordings and i was amazed! This china made c3000 is much more louder and brighter than my Austrian one! Great deal for the money it costs!!!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
$147 €125
The shipping costs are calculated on the checkout page.

The price in USD is a guideline price only!

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-35
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Large Diaphragm Microphones
Large Diaphragm Microphones
They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most popular condenser microphones for you.
 
 
 
 
 
Downloads
Downloads
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(1)
Recently Viewed
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Amp/Cab Simulator

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Amp/Cab Simulator; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Cab-Simulator; Fully Analogue Pre-Amp with 3 Classic Voicings: AC-Brit (British Class A 2x12" Combo), American (American Blackface Combo)& MS Brit (British Stack); Zero Watt Stereo Power...

Recently Viewed
Swissonic Webcam 2 Full-HD AF

Swissonic Webcam 2 Full-HD AF; USB business webcam with auto focus for videoconferencing and video streaming; built-in stereo microphone; plug & play without setup; compatible with Mac OS and Windows; multi-functional mount for standing operation or easy mounting on the...

Recently Viewed
Sennheiser HD 560S

Over-Ear Headphones Circumaural, Single-cable configuration, Lightweight design, Velour earpads, Open design, Max. SPL (sound pressure level): 110 dB (1 kHz, 1V), Impedance: 120 Ohm, Frequency response: 6-38,000 Hz, Total harmonic distortion (THD) at 1 kHz

(2)
Recently Viewed
Behringer 182 Sequencer

Behringer 182 Sequencer; Eurorack Module; Analog Sequencer; two channels with 8 Steps each; channels can be used in series for 16 Steps; number of steps selectable from 1-8 Steps; Start/Stop switch; manual controls for Tempo, Gate time and Delay (Portamento);...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Native Instruments Komplete 13

Plugin Collection Consists of over 65 software instruments, software effects and 24 expansions, Over 35,000 sounds, Includes i.a. Guitar Rig 6 Pro, Super 8, Electric Sunburst, Butch Vig Drums, Cuba, Massive X, Kontakt 6, Session Strings 2, Absynth 5,...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Strymon Nightsky Reverb

Strymon Nightsky Reverb; Effects Pedal; Three selectable reverb types, Mod and Tone sections; Voice section, adjustable Shimmer, Glimmer, Morph & Pre or Post Drive functions; adjustable Reverb core size, independent Reverb and Dry level controls; 8-step sequencer for program rhythmic...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Harley Benton SC-Special TV Yellow

Harley Benton SC-Special TV Yellow, Vintage Series, Single Cut Electric Guitar; a.k.a. "the dirty mustard sc"; Body: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany; Fingerboard: Amaranth; Neck Mount: Set; Neck Shape: C; Inlays: Dot; 22 Medium Jumbo Frets; Nut: Graphite; Nut Width: 43 mm...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Shure BLX24/SM58BK S8

Shure BLX24/SM58 S8, Thomann exclusive Edition, SM Vocal Series, UHF Wireless-System with SM58 handheld transmitter, up to 7 Systems parallel, Pilottone, antenna-Diversity, Quick-Scan to find free frequencies, dynamic SM58 capsule, 50 - 15.000 Hz, cardioid, receiver with plastic housing, internal...

Recently Viewed
Warm Audio WA-87 R2B

Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Directional characteristic: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8, WA-87-B-50V capsule - Reproduction of the classic K87 capsule, Gold-sputtered 6 µm NOS Mylar diaphragm, 100% with discrete circuitry with an NOS Fairchild transistor, WIMA/Nichicon capacitors, Cinemag USA output transformer, Lo...

Recently Viewed
Mutable Instruments Veils (2020)

Mutable Instruments Veils (2020); Eurorack module; 4-channel VCA; response curve adjustable from exponential to linear for each channel; CV offset control for each channel; outputs are daisy-chained to output 4 for use as a mixer; DC-coupled inputs work for audio...

Recently Viewed
Wampler Belle Overdrive

Wampler Belle Overdrive; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; The Belle circuit is based on a firm favourite Overdrive Pedal in Nashville and Brian Wampler’s unique take delivers everything you would expect; from a warm clean boost at low Gain levels...

Recently Viewed
Mooer AP10 Air Plug Wireless System

Digital Wireless System For guitar, bass, and acoustic instruments with Piezo pickups, 4 Switchable channels allow parallel use of up to 4 systems, Integrated, rechargeable lithium battery, Range of up to 15 m, Less than 5 ms latency, Frequency...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.