The large diaphragm of the AKG Perception 220 condenser mic gives lead vocals, acoustic guitar and brass instruments a warm, clear sound.  The mic's integrated pop filter helps optimize vocal recording. A rugged all-metal body gives the microphone added durability.

The switchable bass-cut filter minimizes rumble and low-end noise. The 220 can handle sound pressure levels of up to 155 dB, letting you close-mike really loud sound sources — like drums or amps.

Product Highlights:

  • condenser microphone
  • designed for vocal and instrumental studio recording
  • large 1" diaphragm
  • cardioid polar pattern
  • all-metal body
  • switchable low-frequency filter
  • 20 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • output impedance: 200 ohms
  • max. SPL: 135 dB/155 dB w/pad
  • sensitivity: 18 mV/Pa
  • 6-1/2" length x 2" diameter
  • weight: 18.5 oz.
  • XLR connector
  • requires 48-volt phantom power on your mixer or audio interface
Included Accessories: 
  • spider suspension mount
  • metal carrying case
Other Info:

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.

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Preliminary info from the manufacturer

Features and Specs

Application For studio use
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity 18 mV/Pa
Max SPL 155
Diameter 2
Length 6.5
Weight 18.5 lbs
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years