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AKG C30A #1268 (Vintage) – No Longer Available

The Beatles' stage microphone of choice

Product Description

Very clean example of this mic. Comes with CK1 cardioid capsule, VR-2 long extension neck, and original stand adapter.

A must for every mic closet! Very versatile and detailed sounding. Great on snare / hat / acoustic guitars. These mics have nice high end, with excellent low end body, while not being tubby sounding.



The AKG C30A is essentially a C28 with a long extension neck, originally designed for stage use. This particular mic was formerly used by Associated TeleVision Ltd in the UK as part of their broadcast equipment. This is the same vocal mic used by the Beatles in their famous rooftop performance at Apple studios in London, January 1969, parts of which were used for the Let It Be film and album.

Product Specifications

ConditionUsed / Vintage
Tube or Solid StateTube
Tube Type12AY7
Capsule TypeCK28
Polar PatternCardioid
Phantom RequiredNo
Frequency Rangen/a

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