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Top 30+ Acoustic Guitar Microphones 2022

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  1. Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set
  2. Shure SM81
  3. DPA 4011A
  4. Shure Beta 181/C
  5. Sennheiser MKH 30 P48
  6. Schertler CA-M-Ext cable condenser micro
  7. Sennheiser E 914
  8. Rode NT5 S
  9. Sennheiser MKH 50 P48
  10. DPA 4099 Core Classic Kit 4M
  11. AKG C1000s MKIV Bundle
  12. Audio-Technica ATM 450
  13. Audio-Technica AT5045
  14. AKG C 391 B
  15. Audio-Technica AT 4022
  16. Lewitt LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair
  17. AKG C 451 B Stereo
  18. Rode NT3
  19. Rode NT5 MPB
  20. DPA 4099 Core Guitar
  21. Rode NT55 MP
  22. Lewitt LCT 140 AIR
  23. beyerdynamic MC-930
  24. Haun MBC660 L
  25. Audio-Technica Pro 37
  26. Rode M5 MP
  27. Rode M3
  28. AKG C 451 B
  29. AKG C3000
  30. Oktava MK 012 Black

1. Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set

Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set

Microphone Stereo Set

  • 2x Smal condenser microphones KM 184 (with continual serial number)
  • Cardioid
  • 2x WNS 100 Windscreen
  • 2x SG 21 Stand joint
  • Colour: Matte black

2. Shure SM81

Shure SM81

Condenser Studio Microphone

The Shure SM81 is a high-quality, directed condenser microphone with cardioid directivity designed for studio recording, broadcasting, TV recordings and public addressing. Its very linear, wide frequency range, low inherent noise and low noise sensitivity at high-frequencies, have made the SM81 the standard for recording acoustic instruments such as guitar, piano and drums. This extremely robust microphone operates on phantom power and performs reliably over under extreme temperatures and humidity conditions. The SM81 is equipped with a three-way switchable high-pass filter and 10 dB attenuation. Foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage are included.

  • Cardioid directivity for maximum isolation of the signal source and reduced background noise
  • High quality, permanently polarised condenser microphone
  • Linear frequency response for precise sound reproduction
  • Low inherent noise and high overdrive protection
  • Distortion-free recordings even at high sound pressure
  • Low sensitivity to interference at high-frequencies
  • 3-Step switchable high-pass filter: Linear, 6 or 18 dB / octave reduction
  • Switchable 10 dB attenuation
  • Phantom power in accordance with DIN 45 596 with voltage from 12 to 48 V
  • Robust steel version
  • Can be used even under extreme temperature and humidity conditions
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz / 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 85 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: -45 dBV / Pa (5.62 mV)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (131 dB SPL at 250 Hz, 800 Ohm load): < 0.5 %
  • Maximum sound pressure (at 1 kHz, 800 Ohm load): 136 dB SPL
  • Windshield and microphone clamp included

3. DPA 4011A

DPA 4011A

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Well suited for acoustic guitar and as a drum overhead microphone
  • Characteristic: Kidney
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20.000 Hz
  • Requires 48 V Phantom power
  • Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 158 dB
  • Pad switch: – 20 dB
  • XLR connector

4. Shure Beta 181/C

Shure Beta 181/C

Compact Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • With interchangeable capsules for all types of instrument recording
  • Lateral recording for unobtrusive positioning
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • SPL: 149 dB max. SPL
  • All capsules available separately on option
  • Incl. microphone clamp (A57F), windscreen (A181WS) and a transport case (A181C)

5. Sennheiser MKH 30 P48

Sennheiser MKH 30 P48

RF condenser microphone

  • Polar pattern: Figure eight
  • Impact sounder switchable
  • 10 dB attenuator
  • 48V +/- 4V phantom necessary
  • Sym. ungrounded exit
  • Including storage case, clip and windscreen MZW41
  • Extremely low inherent noise

6. Schertler CA-M-Ext cable condenser micro

Schertler CA-M-Ext cable condenser micro

Cable for condensation microphone


7. Sennheiser E 914

Sennheiser E 914

Small Membrane Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • 3-Step pad
  • 3-Step low cut
  • Suitable for high sound pressure levels
  • Especially for acoustic instruments, choir, overhead
  • Incl. clamp, wind shield and bag
  • Dimensions: 24 x 157 mm
  • Weight: 198 Gramm

8. Rode NT5 S

Rode NT5 S

True Condenser Microphone

  • With gold sputtered 1/2″ diaphragm
  • Cardioid
  • Satin nickel finish
  • Very low noise
  • Full frequency response
  • Active electronics: JFET impedance converter
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -38 db at 1v / Pa + -2 dB
  • Maximum output: +13.9 dBu
  • Dynamic range: >128 dB
  • Signal to noise ratio: 78 dB
  • Weight: Microphone 100g
  • Phantom power required (18V – 48V)
  • Including windshield, tripod adapter and case
  • Including 10 years manufacturer warranty

9. Sennheiser MKH 50 P48

Sennheiser MKH 50 P48

RF Condenser microphone

  • Supercardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 – 20,000 Hz
  • 10 dB Pad
  • 48V +/- 4V Phantom power required
  • 150 Ohms
  • Balanced fully floating output
  • Incl. storage case, clamp and MZW41 windscreen
  • Note: Extremely inherent self-noise

10. DPA 4099 Core Classic Kit 4M

DPA 4099 Core Classic Kit 4M

Microphone Set with Case

Consists of:

  • 4x 4099 Core microphones
  • 4x DAD6001-BC XLR adapters
  • 4x 1.6mm CM1618B00 cables
  • 4x VC4099 clips for violin
  • 2x PC4099 clips for piano
  • 2x CC4099 clips for cello
  • 1x GC4099 clips for guitar
  • 1x BC4099 clips for bass
  • 1x Peli case

11. AKG C1000s MKIV Bundle

AKG C1000s MKIV Bundle

Bundle offer comprising

AKG C1000s MKIV

  • Condenser Microphone
  • Cardioid/ hyper cardioid (changeable with PPC)
  • Operates with 48V phantom power or 2x 1.5 V AA battery
  • Switch with battery LED
  • Plug on HF shelf with PB-1000
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Electric impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 6 mV/ Pa (-44 dBV)
  • Max. SPL: 137 dB
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Length: 220 mm
  • Weight: 275 g
  • Colour: black
  • Incl. transport bag, wind shield and clamp

K&M 27105

  • Microphone stand Thomann Type I
  • Plastic base
  • Height is adjustable from 900 to 1600 mm
  • Boom arm: 810 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 kg
  • Colour: Black

12. Audio-Technica ATM 450

Audio-Technica ATM 450

Small Membrane Condenser Microphone

  • Especially for acoustic guitar and overhead recording
  • Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Max. SPL: 152 dB
  • 80 Hz High pass switch
  • 10 dB Pad switch
  • Membrane on the side for better positioning
  • Weight: 98 g
  • Incl. leather case, wind shield and clamp

15-Year manufacturers warranty if registered on audio-technica.com within 30 days.


13. Audio-Technica AT5045

Audio-Technica AT5045

Condenser Microphone Chopsticks

  • Large single membrane in a compact housing
  • Especially for the overhead-acceptance of all acoustic instruments like guitar, strings, percussion, etc.
  • Directivity: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Boundary sound pressure: 149 dB
  • Sensitivity: -35 dB (17.7 mV) re 1V @ 1 Pa
  • Requires 48 V phantom power
  • Aluminium-copper case
  • Dimensions: 177 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 197 g

15 year manufacturer’s warranty if you register the product at audio-technica.com within 30 days of purchase.


14. AKG C 391 B

AKG C 391 B

Modular Condenser Microphone

  • Cardioid (CK-91 capsule)
  • Incl. power supply module (SE300B) with switchable HP (75 Hz)
  • Level attenuation (-10 dB)
  • Incl. windshield and clamp SA60

15. Audio-Technica AT 4022

Audio-Technica AT 4022

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Directional characteristic: omnidirectional
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Switchable 80 Hz low cut
  • 250 Ω
  • Peak SPL: 146 dB SPL
  • Switchable 10 dB pad
  • XLR connector
  • Dimensions: 144 x 21 mm
  • Weight: 124 g
  • Incl. tripod adapter AT8405a, windshield and plastic case

Note: 15 Year manufacturer’s warranty if registered at audio-technica.com within 30 days


16. Lewitt LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair

Lewitt LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair

Matched stereo pair microphone set

  • 2 Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Max. SPL: 135 dB
  • Sensitivity: 18.8 mV / Pa
  • Dynamic range: 115 dB (A)
  • Requires +48 V phantom power
  • Dimensions (Ø x L): 24 x 83 mm
  • Weight: 44.6 g

17. AKG C 451 B Stereo

AKG C 451 B Stereo

Stereo set consisting of:

2 Condenser Microphones AKG C 451 B

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Nickel plated
  • Switchable HP (75/ 150 Hz) and pad (-10/ -20 dB)
  • CK 1 capsule
  • Ideal for overhead, hihat, percussion, acoustic guitar
  • The classic reissued
  • Incl. windshield W90, clamp SA60 and metal case

18. Rode NT3

Rode NT3

Condenser Microphone

  • For stage and studio operation
  • Elastically mounted 3/4″ true condenser capsule – externally polarized
  • Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Peak SPL: 140 dB
  • Sensitivity: 12 mV
  • Inherent noise: 16 dBA
  • Operated with 48 V phantom power or 9V battery (not included)
  • On/ off switch with battery status LED
  • Address type: front
  • Satined nickel-plated metal cast housing
  • Robust windscreen
  • Effective shielding RF interference
  • For outdoor recording and stage use
  • Ideal for recording choir, brass orchestra and other acoustic instruments
  • Thanks to good structure-borne noise suppression it can also be used as moderation microphone
  • Length: 20.6 cm
  • Diameter: 3.2 cm
  • Weight (without battery): 371 g
  • Incl. foam windscreen WS 3, RM3 stand clamp and ZP1 transport case

19. Rode NT5 MPB

Rode NT5 MPB

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

  • With gold-coated 1/2″ diaphragm
  • Characteristic: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Max. Sound pressure level: 143dB SPL
  • Max. Output level: + 13.9dBu
  • Very low noise
  • Requires 48V phantom power
  • Scratch-resistant, matt black enamelled metal housing
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 118 x 20 x 20 mm
  • Weight per microphone: 101 g
  • Includes windshield, tripod adapter and plastic case

20. DPA 4099 Core Guitar

DPA 4099 Core Guitar

Condenser Clip-On Microphone

  • Especially for guitar
  • Characteristics: Supercardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz with 2 dB soft boost at 10 – 12 kHz
  • Max. sound pressure level: 142 dB
  • Gooseneck length: 140 mm (suitable extension to 220 mm available under Article Nr. 294624)
  • Removable cable
  • Cable length 1.8 Meters
  • Cable diameter: 1.6 mm (cable with 2.2 mm diameter available under Article Nr. 289926)
  • Improved microphone suspension for even less structure-borne noise
  • B + K plug
  • Includes special holder for guitar and DAD 4099 XLR phantom power adapter
  • Suitable case: Article Nr. 489538 (not included)

21. Rode NT55 MP

Rode NT55 MP

Stereo Set Small Membrane Condenser Microphones

  • With 1/2″ cardioid capsule and exchange capsule with omnidirectional polar pattern
  • Strictly selected stereo pair
  • High pass filter and 3 step preattenuation
  • Satined nickel-plated metal housing
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • 156 dB SPL (at maximum of preattenuation)
  • 15 dBA inherent noise
  • 100 Ohm output impedance
  • Weight: 113 g each microphone
  • Length: 145 mm
  • 20 mm Diameter
  • Incl. 2x clamp, 2x wind shield, omnidirectional capsule NT45-O and shaped case
  • 10 Years manufacturers warranty

22. Lewitt LCT 140 AIR

Lewitt LCT 140 AIR

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Pressure gradient transducer
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Externally polarised 17 mm capsule
  • Dynamic range: 115 dB
  • Max. sound pressure level: 135 dB
  • Switchable EQ Preset: Flat / Air
  • Switchable pre-attenuation: 0 dB / 12 dB
  • Switchable low-cut filter: linear / 80 Hz @ 12 dB / octave
  • Transformerless output balancing
  • Includes bag, microphone clip and windscreen

23. beyerdynamic MC-930

beyerdynamic MC-930

Condenser Microphone

This high-quality, universally applicable condensation microphone impresses with an ideal price / performance ratio. The characteristics of the MC 930 are the large transmission range of 40-20,000 Hz and a noise voltage separation of 71 dB. The MC 930 is ideal for recording choral, orchestral and solo instruments. Due to the switchable pre-attenuation of 15 dB, it is also ideally suited for use at very high sound pressure levels.

The switchable depth reduction with 6 dB / octave at 250 Hz compensates the close-up effect. Together with the WS101 windscreen, the MC 930 can be used as a microphone for vocal applications and as a microphone. The MC 930 works on a phantom power of 11 – 52 V and can therefore also be used in live as well as in installations. Due to its frequency-independent cardioid characteristics, the MC 930 has an excellent directivity in conjunction with high backward cancellation. Not only does it become a first-rate tool in the studio, it also makes it possible to use it with sound reinforcement, where excellent sound and maximum feedback safety are essential. With an MC 930 microphone pair, ideal stereo recordings can be used in the XY or ORTF method. Therefore, the MC 930 is also available as a stereo set with two matching microphones and useful accessories in a sturdy plastic case

  • For choir, overhead and instrument pickup
  • Characteristics: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 40 – 20000 Hz
  • Sound pressure Max 125 dB (140 dB with pre-attenuation)
  • Switchable pre-attenuation – 15 dB
  • Switchable low-cut 250 Hz
  • Including microphone clamp
  • Optional WS 53 draft shield

24. Haun MBC660 L

Haun MBC660 L

Condenser Microphone

Universal application (such as for acoustic instruments, voice or as a drum overhead)

  • Cardioid characteristics
  • Exclusively made for Thomann
  • German production
  • Matching microphone clip: Art.#151248 or Art.154142 (both not included)

Amplifier test values:

  • Spare capacity held capsule at the output: 1 kOhm
  • Noise voltage according to DIN 45405: 2 V
  • THD (for 40-20000Hz): ≤ 0,5%
  • Supply voltage: 22-48 V
  • Supply current: 1.8 mA
  • Electrical impedance at 1 kHz: 200 Ohm

Capsule test values:

  • Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz at 1 m distance: 8 mV/Pa
  • Max. SPL: 126 dB
  • Noise ratio in accordance with DIN 45590: 72 dB
  • Equiv. SPL according to IEC 179: < 15 dB A
  • All test values ??at: 48 V

25. Audio-Technica Pro 37

Audio-Technica Pro 37

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency response: 30 – 15,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • 141 dB SPL, 1 kHz, at 1% T.H.D.
  • Length: 99.0 mm
  • 11-52 volts
  • Especially for overhead and acoustic instruments
  • Includes AT8405a tripod clamp, AT8159 windscreen, microphone case

26. Rode M5 MP

Rode M5 MP

Small diaphragm condenser microphone stereo set

  • 1/2″ capsule
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Max. 140 dB SPL
  • JFET impedance converter
  • Requires phantom power of 24/48V
  • XLR connector
  • Metal housing
  • Weight: 80 g

27. Rode M3

Rode M3

Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Ideal for recording strings, choir and acoustic guitars
  • Frequency range: 40 – 20,000 Hz
  • 130 dB SPL
  • 21 dBA Inherent noise
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • 48V Phantom power or battery power (9 V battery)
  • Robust metal housing
  • Elastic mounted 1/2″ capsule
  • Switchable high pass filter
  • Switchable preattenuation (-10 dB/ -20 dB)
  • Length: 225 mm
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Weight: 360 g
  • Incl. wind shield and clamp

28. AKG C 451 B

AKG C 451 B

Condenser Microphones

  • Ideal for overhead, hihat, percussion, acoustic guitar
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Nickel plated
  • Switchable HP (75/ 150 Hz) and pad (-10/ -20 dB)
  • CK 1 capsule
  • Includes windshield W90 and stand adapter SA60

29. AKG C3000

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

30. Oktava MK 012 Black

Oktava MK 012 Black

Small Membrane/ Large Membrane Condenser Microphone Set

  • With 3 capsule: omnidirectional – cardioid – hyper cardioid
  • -10 dB Pad
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Colour: black
  • Incl. clamp, comes in wooden case
  • Made in Russia

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