The AKG Perception 170 True Condenser Cardioid Microphone. Incredibly priced small-diaphragm condenser microphone with high SPL capability.
The AKG Perception 170 is a small-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering outstanding build quality and excellent value. The lightweight diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response and conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products.
The Perception 170s design is 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 1/2-inch small-diaphragm true condenser transducer brings AKG studio quality to the project studio and all other areas of recording.
A switchable preattenuation pad enable the Perception 170 to be used close to sound sources delivering up to 155 dB SPL. The heavy-duty, all-metal chassis and reliable gold-plated XLR-type output make the Perception 170 an excellent choice for a variety of live sound applications, too.
Professional small-diaphragm, true condenser cardioid microphone
An excellent choice for a variety of recording and live sound applications: Drums, Live sound, Percussions, Studio applications, Acoustic instruments, Ensemble recording, A/B and X/Y stereo miking
Switchable 20 dB preattenuation pad
Heavy-duty, roadworthy, all-metal construction
AKG sound quality
Designed and engineered by AKG in Vienna, Austria
Type: 0.5 inch diaphragm, externally polarized condenser
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 12 mV/Pa (-38 dBV)
Max. SPL: 135 / 155 dB SPL (0 / -20 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level: < 21 dB-A(IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 73 dB (re 1 Pa)
Preattenuation pad: 0 dB, -20 dB
Impedance: <200 ohms
Recommended load impedance: >=1000 ohms
Current consumption: <=2 mA
Power requirement: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
Connector: 3-pin XLR-type (pin #2 hot)
Finish: Metallic blue
Dimensions: 22 dia. X 160 mm/0.9 x 6.3 in.
Net weight: 130 g (4.6 oz.)
Shipping weight: 455 g (16 oz.)