AKG P220 Perception High-Performance Condenser Microphone

AKG P220 Perception High-Performance Condenser Microphone

Bring AKG quality to your project studio! Handling SPLs up to 155 dB, the P220 large-diaphragm condenser is ideal on vocals, acoustic guitar, brass and more.

AKG Perception 220 Studio Condenser Microphone

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- Capsule: 1-inch Large-diaphragm true condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
- Sensitivity:18 mA
- Preattenuation Pad: 0 dB , -20 dB
- Bass-cut Filter: 12 dB/octave at 300 Hz
- Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD: 135 dB / 155 dB (0 / -20 dB)
- Impedance: <200 ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: >1,000 ohms
- Powering: 48 V phantom power
- Current Consumption: < 2 mA
- Output Connector: Gold-plated 3-pin XLR-type
- Finish: Metallic blue
- Dimensions - mm: 53 x 160mm (W x L)
- Dimensions - in: 2.1 x 6.3 in (W x L)
- Net / Shipping Weight: 525 g (18.5 oz) / 955 g (33.7 oz)
- Included Accessories: Metal case, screw-on spider suspension
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-920-3212

AKG Perception 220 Studio Condenser Mic

The Perception 220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering outstanding build quality and excellent value. Its many useful features and included accessories make this microphone uncommonly versatile. It delivers a classic warm, clear sound and conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products. These standards are based on AKG's six decades of experience in making microphones and on input from sound engineers around the world who use AKG products every day.

Its 1-inch large-diaphragm true condenser transducer brings AKG studio quality to the project studio as well as all other areas of recording and live sound applications. A switchable bass cut filter and pre-attenuation pad make it perfectly suited even for use on loud sound sources producing sound pressure levels up to 155 dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design makes it also a perfect choice for on-stage applications. The Perception 220 comes with a spider-type shock mount and a rugged metal case.

Suggested Applications:

- Acoustic instruments
- Drums
- Guitar and bass amps
- Live sound
- Vocals
- Studio applications
- Percussion


- One-inch large-diaphragm, true condenser cardioid transducer
- Rugged all-metal body
- Roadworthy construction
- Switchable 20 dB preattenuation pad
- Switchable bass cut filter
- Legendary AKG sound quality
- Designed and engineered by AKG in Vienna, Austria
- Comes with spider-type shock mount and aluminium carrying case
(28 ratings)
Submitted November 20, 2009 by a customer from gmail.com
"Great Option for Good Sound on a Budget"
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I plan on using this mic for a long time to come.
Very versatile microphone. I use it mostly for recording vocals. very natural sound. Use it with both my multi track recorder and my computer workstation. The sound is impressive.
For the price, this is the only non off brand mic that I have seen with these features. Other mics in this price range don't have the same features or tend to have much cheaper construction quality.
Ease of Use
Very simple to use. No learning curve unless you're completely unfamiliar with condenser microphones.
This mic feels solid and looks awesome. only had it for a few weeks but I dont think it will be problematic. Seems as though it will provide years of service.
I think if AKG doubled the price of this microphone and you bought it, you would still think you got a steal of a deal.
Manufacturer Support
the best support is not needing to use it at all.
The Wow Factor
originally I was going to get a 2nd Rode NT1-a for a matched pair, then decided that I'd rather have a second microphone that could provide a different sound. Very happy with my decision.
Musical Background:
active mucisian
Musical Style:
Hip Hop R&B
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