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AKG Perception 170

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

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Our take on the AKG Perception 170

by Ralph Graves
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Why a condenser mic?

Need to pull the full harmonic complexity from a solo cello? Want to make the most of that magnificent German studio grand piano you spent way too much for? Or maybe you understand that the magic of swing comes from the insistent ping of a deftly controlled ride cymbal, and you're determined to capture it in glorious detail. You'll likely end up with a condenser mic; these simply designed, yet incredibly precise, recording instruments are far more responsive to sonic vibration than their "dynamic" cousins (who, with some exceptions, are more appropriate for PA systems). Whatever your hi-fi recording needs, there's a condenser mic out there with your name on it.

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.

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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