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FRANKFURT,  Germany – Originally launched in 1993, HARMAN’s AKG C3000 condenser  microphone brought a remarkable level of quality and performance to musicians and sound engineers with a foundation of audio perfection  and reliability. With the C2000, C4000 and C4500 BC debuting in the  following years, the Project Studio Line was born. Nearly 20 years  later, AKG’s workhorse C3000 is back, designed as a cost-effective, aesthetically beautiful mic, channelling the popular  characteristics it maintained in the ‘90s.
The  revamped Project Studio Line focuses on the home recording/project  studio market, but the mics, underscoring the AKG’s reputation for versatility, perform just as well on stage. The new designs of the  C2000, 3000, 4000 and 4500 BC maintain many of the technical aspects of  the earlier models, but are now encased in a more sleek design,  showcasing AKG’s quality and design work. The line’s edge-terminated capsule mimics AKG’s premium line of mics, including the C414 and C12VR.
“AKG’s  new Project Studio Line takes a fresh look at a technology that has  stayed true to the recording industry for 20 years, which is testament to the quality and reliability of our world-leading  microphones,” stated Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager,  recording and broadcast, AKG. “The relaunch of C3000 and company offers  artists and engineers looking for a cost-effective, high-quality solution the opportunity to continue doing what they love, channelling  their art in tremendous, warm and clear sound.”
The  C3000 is best used for miking lead vocals, electric and acoustics  guitars and for drum overhead applications. Its switchable attenuation pad and low-cut filter enable high SPL up to 150dB and eliminates  proximity effects. The C2000 small-diaphragm condenser sounds like a  real large-diaphragm microphone but at a more affordable price. It is  ideal for vocals, brass and percussions thanks to its great transient response and remarkable low end. Its low-noise  electronics ensure low distortion and a high dynamic range.
The  C4000’s high-performance, multi-pattern, large-diaphragm design  provides exceptionally high headroom and low self-noise. With one of the widest dynamic ranges for condenser mics, the microphone provides  users with excellent results in the studio or on stage. Its warm,  dark-sounding character is perfect for thin vocals, bright brass and  acoustic guitars.
AKG’s  C4500 BC is specially designed for on-air broadcast purposes. The mic  is designed with cardioid pickup for voice friendly tuning and low proximity effect, along with high RF/EMI insensitivity. Its low  noise and 165dB maximum SPL capability make it an ideal tool for close  micing of low instruments, such as bass drums, low brass and guitar  amps.
For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment  solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets —  supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity,  JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading  professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than  25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio  and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and  reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31,  2011.  

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