The AKG Perception 420 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone. Large-diaphragm, multi-Pattern, high SPL condenser microphone.
The AKG Perception 420 is a multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone for more demanding professional studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity and 155 dB maximum SPL, the Perception 420 delivers a warm transparent sound quality ideally suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments as well as drums and percussion instruments.
In addition, three selectable polar patterns cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-eight – allow a wide range of stereo miking techniques and ambient recording.
A switchable bass cut filter and preattenuation pad enable the Perception 420 to be used close to sound sources in sound fields as high as 155 dB.
The microphone's chassis is made of precision-tooled zinc/aluminium alloy and boasts a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh front grille.
Back-to-back large-diaphragm multi-pattern transducer
An excellent choice for a variety of professional recording applications: A/B, X/Y, and M/S stereo recording, Ambience recording, Grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments, Percussions, Drums, Classical music recording, Studio applications
True condenser technology
High sensitivity and 155 dB maximum SPL capability
Switchable 20 dB preattenuation pad
Switchable bass cut filter
Legendary, pristine AKG sound quality
Type: Dual-capsule,1-inch large-diaphragm, true condenser pressure-gradient microphone
Polar pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-eight
Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 28 mV/Pa (-31 dBV)
Max. SPL: 135 dB/155 dB (0/-20 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level: 16 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 78 dB
Preattenuation pad: 0 dB, -20 dB
Bass filter: 12 dB/octave at 300 Hz
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
Finish: Metallic blue/nickel grille
Dimensions: 53 dia. x 165 mm (2.1 dia. x 6.5 in.)
Net weight: 525 g (18.5 oz.)
Shipping weight: 1,970 g (4.3 lb.)