AKG P170 Perception High-Performance Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG P170 Perception High-Performance Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

AKG's super-affordable Perception 170 small-diaphragm condenser captures drum overheads, acoustic guitar, choir and more. You're going to want at least two!

AKG C1000S Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone

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Live or in the studio, AKG's rugged, versatile C1000S small-diaphragm condenser runs on phantom power or its internal 9-volt battery.
The C1000S has a max SPL of 137dB for 1% THD and 145 dB @ 3% THD. A cardioid or hypercardioid pattern can be selected with the unique PPC1000 polar pattern converter. The PB1000 presence boost adapter provides an additional 5dB boost in the 5 to 9 kHz range in the cardioid range. Other features include a recessed on/off switch.
Frequency Range: 50 Hz to 20 kHz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Hypercardioid with PPC 1000 mounted

Sensitivity: 6 mV/Pa (-45 dBV)

Impedance: 200 ohms

Maximum SPL FOR 0.5% THD: 137 dB

Equivalent Noise Level: 19 dB-A

Size: 34 diameter x 220 mm (1.3 diameter x 8.7 in.)

Weight (Net): 275 g (9.7 oz.)

Weight (Shipping): 820 g (1.8 lbs.)
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-920-3212
(122 ratings)
Submitted April 2, 2006 by RappinKim
"Two for the price of one! Go for it!"
Sound
I like it. Very good sound, especially if you are using them as overheads for drums, or for the hi-hats. In addition, they are very versatile with using for a choir and piano. I have used them in all applications for worship in my church. They are also a more fuller sounding microphone for our female singers because they lack the low mid range in their voices.
Features
Very versatile. Comes with a little cap to change the pick up pattern of the microphone to a hypercardoid. In addition, if you have a mixer with no phantom power, this would be a good microphone, because a 9 volt compartment within the capsule of the microphone is available as an alternate to phantom power. And the battery lasts up to 220 hrs!
Ease of Use
Do not use too many of these in a live application. Though it sounds great, do remember that condenser microphones can reduce the amount of headroom on your board.
Value
For its price, it is very affordable. I rate this with the shure beta 81 microphone. The price for one beta 81, you can get two akg c1000s
Manufacturer Support
No problems with this mic. I can use two more
The Wow Factor
planning to get more!
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