About the AKG P170
Classic AKG performance
Classic AKG performance
The AKG P170 condenser microphone can deliver clean, accurate sound on stage as well as in the studio. This small-diaphragm mic 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 of drum kits.
The AKG P170's small-diaphragm design and wide frequency response make it ideal for capturing acoustic guitars, strings, and percussion.
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.
- small-diaphragm condenser microphone
- designed for percussion, acoustic guitar, and strings
- cardioid polar pattern
- all-metal body with metallic blue finish
- switchable 300 Hz bass cut filter
- 20 dB attenuation switch for handling extremely high sound pressure levels
- frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- output impedance: 200 ohms
- sensitivity: 12mV/Pa
- max. SPL: 135/155 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
- stand adapter
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # P170RECMIC
What's in the box:
- Stand adaptor
- Owners manual (Eng / Span / Fren and Others)
- Warranty card
More details on the AKG P170
Features & specs
|Application||For live & studio use|
|Max SPL||155 dB SPL|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
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 stage handling.
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 attenuation)
- Phantom Power: +48 V
- Connector: 3-pin, male XLR
- Diameter: 0.865"
- Length: 6.33"
- Weight: 0.286 lbs (4.59 oz)