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AKG Perception P4

Cardioid dynamic microphone

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A versatile mic for a variety of instruments

The AKG Perception P4 dynamic microphone is bound to come in handy for live gigs or recording situations. This mic offers a sweet, neutral response and handles high SPLs (sound pressure levels), so you can use it for drums, guitar amps, wind instruments, and more. Its humbucking design cancels out electric hum, further ensuring that you get clean sound. The P4 comes with its own drum clamp, making mounting simple when you're using it to mike up a snare, tom, or other part of a drum kit.

Product Highlights:

  • dynamic microphone for drums, percussion, guitar amps, and wind instruments
  • cardioid polar pattern
  • all-metal body
  • humbucking design to eliminate low-frequency hum
  • frequency response: 40-18,000 Hz
  • output impedance: 2,000 ohms
  • sensitivity: 2.5mV/Pa
  • max. SPL: 157 dB
  • 4-3/8" length x 1-3/4" diameter
  • weight: 8.6 oz.
  • XLR connector
Included Accessories:
  • carry case
  • drum mounting clamp
Other Info:

What's in the Box:

  • Dynamic cardioid instrument microphone
  • H440 Adapter plate
  • Zippered storage pouch
  • User Instructions
  • Microphone Guide
  • Warranty Card

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Features and Specs

Application For live & studio use
Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Phantom Power N
Connector XLR
Frequency response 40Hz-18kHz
Sensitivity 2.5 mV/Pa
Max SPL 152
Diameter 1.732
Length 4.331
Weight 8.64 oz.
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The AKG Perception P4 Cardioid Dynamic instrument microphone is designed for live and studio performances, particularly for percussion, guitar amps, and wind instruments. Its all-metal construction can withstand the rigors of live performance for years. The mic comes with an integrated stand adapter, an external H440 bracket, and a zippered storage pouch.

Polar Pattern: The P4 has a cardioid polar pattern that is more sensitive to sounds directly in front of the element. This pattern helps control feedback, and reduces the pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and back.

Mounting: The P4 has an integrated swivel stand adapter, which tilts approximately 170°, and has 5/8"-27 threads. An H440 adapter plate, which allows you to quickly and easily attach the mic to the rim of a snare drum or tom tom, or to the horn of a wind instrument, is also included.


  • Frequency Response: 40Hz - 18kHz
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: 2.5mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 500 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: ≥ 2000 ohms
  • Max. Sound Pressure Level: 152 dB SPL
  • Output Connection: XLR male
  • Dimensions: 1.749" diameter, 4.346" length
  • Weight: 8.6 ounces

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