Overview: The AKG P170 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone
designed for recording overheads, percussion, acoustic guitars and other string
instruments. It's lightweight, 1/2-inch, true condenser transducer diaphragm
delivers outstanding clarity and transient response, while its heavy-duty build
quality makes it durable enough for live applications.
Polar Pattern: The P170 has a cardioid polar pattern, which has
maximum sound pickup directly in front of it, slightly less pickup from the
sides, and no pickup from the rear of the mic.
Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm: The P170's diaphragm is made of a plastic
foil that is gold-sputtered on one side to prevent shorting to the back
electrode, even at extremely high sound pressure levels.
Construction: The all-metal, rugged construction helps reject RF
interference picked up from transmitter stations, wireless microphones, and
other communications equipment, as well as protecting the microphone from tough
Attenuation Pad: Miking loud sound sources or placing a mic
extremely close to an instrument can subject the diaphragm to very high sound
pressure levels, which may cause audible distortion. The P170 features a
switchable 20 dB attenuation pad to lower the signal level, allowing the mic to
handle sound pressure levels up to 155 dB without any perceptible distortion.
Connection: The P170 features a 3-pin male XLR connection,
which provides a balanced, low impedance output.
Phantom Power: Because this is a condenser microphone, it
requires +48 V of phantom power.
- Type: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 15 mV/Pa
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Signal to Noise: 75 dB-A
- Maximum SPL: 135 dB SPL (0 attenuation)/ 155 dB SPL (20 dB
- Phantom Power: +48 V
- Connector: 3-pin, male XLR
- Diameter: 0.865"
- Length: 6.33"
- Weight: 0.286 lbs (4.59 oz)
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