High-performance large-diaphragm condenser microphone

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A sound investment for every studio

The C3000 high-performance, large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been a standard for live applications and studio recording for almost two decades. It is an excellent choice for vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, drum overhead and brass instrument miking. The switchable attenuation pad and low-cut filter enable high SPL up to 150dB and eliminate proximity effect.

The redesigned C3000 presents itself as a cost-effective, rugged workhorse with a sleek and classy finish.

Item# 2785X00230

General Specifications

Polar Pattern Cardioid
Audio frequency bandwidth 20 - 20000 Hz
Maximum SPL 150 dB
Equivalent noise level 14 dB-A
Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise > 80 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad -10 dB
Bass cut filter 500 Hz, 6dB/octave
Electrical impedance < 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance > 1000 Ohms


Height 162 mm
Width 53 mm
Diameter 19 mm
Net Weight 320 g


Finish black

Audio Output

Type Balanced XLR
Gender Male
Contacts 3-pin

Powering Interface

Voltage 9 to 52 V, 2mA
Current 2 mA


Guitar Amps / Bass Amps Yes
Drums / Percussion Yes
Horns / Woodwinds Yes
Piano / Strings Yes
Vocals Yes
  • 1 x C3000 Microphone
  • 1 x H85 Universal Shock Mount

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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="219903392"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Kahjaw</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Most Real natural Sound</span> <span itemprop="description">The C3000 is my main mic, I use it on acustic instruments as Classical, Acustic and Portuguese Guitar,and also on Vocals and as a room mic. It sounds closer to what you hear in the room then any other mic, with a smooth top end to help you to get warm vocals.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-09-24</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2022-09-24" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="217569736"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">JAY KAY 541</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">DURABLE AND WORTH IT</span> <span itemprop="description">I bough this mic a little over a year ago from my local audio shop. I love this mic w/ the Behringer U-Phoria UMC 404HD interface. One thing I will say tho I find myself taking away some acoustic treatment around the mic in order for my vocals to not create this freq around the mid-low section that sounds slightly muddy, distorted in some cases along with the &quot;rapping into a tube&quot; type sound that I either EQ out or take some treatment away from the mic.. either way good mic!! and I would recomened to anyone.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-06-11</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2022-06-11" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2022, m_12, d_1, h_21</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.34</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_2</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_c3000, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_akg</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 10ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>
<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4096704"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> hello I have a akg B 3000....it just stopped working ..is there a battery inside of the compartment ...i wonder why it would just stop working....this is the only explanation i could hopefully think of? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Entice</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6451334"> I&#39;m not sure if you mean the C3000, or the C3000B, I&#39;ve never come across a B3000? &amp;nbsp; The C3000 is powered by phantom power and has no battery inside the compartment. It is worth checking that your phantom power source is working correctly, many mixers and interfaces have a switch that turns this on and off. The simplest way to check would be to see if another phantom powered mic works properly connected the same way.&amp;nbsp; <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: RedTapeMusic</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-12-03</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6296211"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Your spec sheet doesn&#39;t provide enough information. Just saying that the polar pattern is &amp;quot;cardioid&amp;quot; is not really helpful. How far down is the rear rejection in dB across the frequency spectrum? A graph would be helpful. </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: audio engineer</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6215033"> Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Our AKG C3000 is handled by our Professional Division. Please contact them for assistance. Here are their contact details: 844-776-4899 hprotechsupportusa@harman.com <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Leon at Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-08-29</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4520977"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Hello&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Are this model C3000 made in Austria or China?&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;If I order one, I would prefer to get version that is made in Austria if it is possible.&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Thank you in advance for your answer. </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: AlexC</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6214278"> I don&#39;t work for AKG but I believe the models that start with C are made in Austria and the ones that start with P are Chinese manufacture, though they are designed in Austria. I hope this helps. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: audio engineer</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-01-07</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5664366"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How do I switch the part on the shock mount that connects to a microphone stand out, as the one that came with the akg is too small screw into the stand </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Oumar</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6214272"> Most stand adapters will fit standard 5/8&amp;quot; mic stands but come with an insert that works with European standards. Just unscrew the insert and attach the mic mount to your stand. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: audio engineer</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-06-12</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5529978"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> What is the country of manufacture? Thanks </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Lamont</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5543747"> We would like to get more information to help you out, contact us so we can assist you:https://bit.ly/2KX0WTS <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Mario at Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-04-12</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="3715836"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How to string the floating mic holder? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Marc Zavatsky</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="3682322"> Thank you for your inquiry. Please reach out to the AKG Pro Customer Support at https://www.akg.com/support-contact-pro.html for assistance. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Drin at Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-06-06</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6753769"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can I purchase separately the mic stand clip that came with the AKG C3000?&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Pete2</div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6269629"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Hi, I&#39;ve a C3000B and I need another for stereo recordings, is the new C3000 the same mic like the C3000B? Thank you in advance for your answer! </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Marcello</div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.akg.com/Microphones/Condenser%20Microphones/2785X00230.html?pagetype=product&cgid=Condenser%20Microphones&dwvar_2785X00230_color=Black-GLOBAL-Current&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/questions/product/2/c3000.htm">C3000 Questions - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2022, m_12, d_1, h_21CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.34</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_10</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_c3000, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_akg</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-questions--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getContent, 4ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>