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AKG Perception 170

Small-diaphragm condenser microphone for percussion, acoustic guitar, and strings

Item #: 854P170

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Overview

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The AKG Perception 170 condenser microphone can deliver clean, accurate sound reproduction. This small-diaphragm mic is great for percussion. It offers similar sonic performance to AKG's legendary C451 B, a favorite with recording engineers and sound men. Its lightweight design makes it ideal for overhead miking.

Classic AKG performance

The AKG Perception 170 condenser microphone can deliver clean, accurate sound reproduction. This small-diaphragm mic is great for percussion. It offers similar sonic performance to AKG's legendary C451 B, a favorite with recording engineers and sound men. Its lightweight design makes it ideal for overhead miking.

Accurate sound under extreme conditions

The P170 features an all-metal body designed for rough handling. Its sound pressure level capability of 155dB ensures you can close-mike high-energy sound sources — like drums or amps. Yet it's equally effective with acoustic guitar and strings. AKG's transformerless preamp minimizes distortion. And the mic's switchable high-pass filter effectively gets rid of unwanted rumble and wind noise.

Product Highlights:

  • small-diaphragm condenser microphone
  • designed for percussion, acoustic guitar, and strings
  • cardioid polar pattern
  • all-metal body
  • switchable 300 Hz bass cut filter
  • 20 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels
Specifications:
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • output impedance: 200 ohms
  • sensitivity: 12mV/Pa
  • max. SPL: 155 dB
  • weight: 4.5 oz.
  • 6-1/4" length x 7/8" diameter
  • XLR connector
  • requires 48-volt phantom power on your mixer or audio interface
Included Accessories:
  • stand adapter
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Features and Specs

General
Application For studio use
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Specs
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity 12 mV/Pa
Max SPL 155
Diameter 0.9
Length 6.3
Weight 4.64 lbs
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Accessories
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