AKG P120 Perception High-Performance Condenser Microphone

AKG P120 Perception High-Performance Condenser Microphone

Record vocals, voiceovers and instruments with clarity and detail. With a -20 dB pad switch, AKG's "secret weapon" condenser mic handles up to 150 dB SPL.

AKG Perception 100 Studio Condenser Microphone

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1 in., large-diaphragm. True-condenser capsule. Rugged metal housing.
The Perception 100 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering solid build quality, good performance and excellent value. It delivers a classic warm, transparent sound that conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products. The Perception 100's design is based on AKG's long-standing nearly 6 decades of experience and from input provided by sound engineers around the world that use AKG studio microphones every day. This general-purpose true 1 in. large-diaphragm microphone brings AKG studio quality to all areas of recording, specifically project studios and live sound applications.

Professional general-purpose microphone

1 in., large-diaphragm true-condenser capsule

Cardioid polar pattern

Rugged metal housing

Comes with metal stand adapter
Type: 1-inch large-diaphragm, true condenser pressure-gradient microphone

Polar Pattern: Cardiod

Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Sensitivity: 18 mV/Pa (-35 dBV)

Max. SPL: 135 dB (for k=0.5 %)

Equivalent Noise Level (CCIR 468-2): 26 dB
Equivalent Noise Level: 16 db-A (to IEC 60268-4)

Signal/Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 78 dB (re 1 Pa)

Recommended Load Impedance: >/=1000 ohms

Supply Voltage: 48 V +/-4 V phantom power to DIN 45 596 / 268-15IEC

Current Consumption:
Environment: Temperature: -10 degreesC to +60 degrees C, R.H.: 80% (+25 degrees C)

Connector: 3-pin XLR (pin 2 hot)

Dimensions: 53 dia. x 160 mm high / 2 x 6.3 in.

Net Weight: 525 g / 1.2 lbs.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-920-3212
(32 ratings)
Submitted May 24, 2006 by a customer from gmail.com
"The inexpensive condenser that roars."
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I believe that once the word gets out on these,AKG will corner the market on 100 buck large condensers.In my opinion they rival much more expensive mics.
I have only used this mic for vocals,and It produces a very smooth warm transparent sound.It Is far and away the best so called cheap Chinese condenser mic that I have auditioned,and I have auditioned several... possibly because of the fact that actual AKG diaphragms are used instead of Chinese ones.
Bare bones,but built like a tank.
Ease of Use
Plug and play.
Very sturdy construction and fit and finish are excellent.
Excellent value for the price.
Manufacturer Support
I have not had to deal with support.
The Wow Factor
A sturdy no nonsence mic.
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