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AKG P420 Condenser Mic

Product Code: 469470

The Perception P420 is a multipattern large-diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding professional studio recording applications.

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The Perception P420 is a multipattern large-diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding professional studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity and 155dB maximum SPL, the Perception P420 delivers a warm, transparent sound quality perfectly suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments, as well as drums and percussion. With three selectable polar patterns – cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-eight – it is an ideal tool for stereo miking techniques and ambient recording.

The Perception P420 chassis is made of precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy with a dent-resistant stainless steel grille. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminum carrying case.

  • One-inch dual-diaphragm microphone with three selectable polar patterns for the perfect setting
  • Low-noise electronics and transformerless output for high dynamic range and high-SPL capability at low distortion
  • Switchable bass-cut filter eliminates rumble or footfall noise
  • Switchable attenuation pad for high-SPL applications up to 155dB
  • Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria - for legendary, pristine AKG sound
  • Microphone Response: 20Hz-20kHz
    Microphone Impedance: 200 ohms
    Microphone Maximum SPL: 135dB
    Microphone Signal-to-Noise: 79dB (A weighted)
    Microphone Sensitivity: 18mA
    Microphone Self Noise: 15dB (A weighted)
    Microphone Connector: XLR
    Microphone Powering: 48V phantom power
    Physical Height: 2.1"W x 6.3"L (53 x 160mm)
    Physical Weight: 1.17 lbs.
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    Sound on Sound, February 2009 "This is a very capable range of affordable microphones, but they're not without serious competition at a similar or even lower price point." Voice Council, August 2011 "The 420 is a very versatile mic at a great price. It will suit singers who only have the budget for one mic and want to record a multitude of instruments, however if you only plan to record vocals there are probably better choices of microphone for the money (or you could save some money and try out AKG’s Perception 220)."
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