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AKG C 3000 B


I'm thinking of upgrading the microphones in my studio - I've seen a pair of these and wondered if anyone has any experince with them or advice?


Paul Vnuk (Ma Ja Le):
Just did a search and it looks like they sell for around $300 each, now this is only an opinion, but you can do a lot better in that price range.

Quite frankly any AKGs other than older 414's and the C-535 I would avoid. (Well ok C-12's rock).

In the $300 range, from personal experience I would recommend the Shure KSM-27 (very, very nice mic for the price), the Blue "Blue Bird" which is about as natural and open sounding as you can get in this range. The MXL V-6 is a very under-rated mic with a natural/vintage vibe to it.

There are also other choices from sE, MXL, Audio Technica and ADK (the Hamburg & Vienna) which are all better choices than the AKG C 3000 b


Campus Stellae:
I have a pair of Rode NT-1A in my studio, and they are great.

Thanks for the information.

In the UK they seem to go for anything between 176 and 255 normally (I even saw above 300 as RRP). These were 115, which happened to be my limit and they were going fast, so I ordered them - I wanted a pair, will let you know how they sound compared to my current dynamic set up....

Just seen I could have got the Rodes for 115 too, nevermind


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