AKG Perception 170Item ID: Percep170
Small-diaphpragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Switchable 20dB Pad
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AKG Quality in a Very Affordable Small-condenser Mic!The AKG Perception 170 small-diaphragm condenser microphone gives you the kind of quality performance and reliability you expect from AKG products, at an amazing value! The Perception 170 works great for everything from drum overheads to acoustic instruments and ensembles, and at this price, it's easy to pick up a pair for stereo miking applications. This cardioid-pattern mic includes a 20dB pad, and its incredibly clear, accurate sound and durable construction make it perfect for any mic locker. Get AKG quality for a great price with the Perception 170!
AKG Perception 170 Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
The AKG Perception Series includes the 120, 170, 220, and 420. Each model features a 20dB attenuation pad for an even wider range of miking capabilities including vocals, brass instruments, electric guitar amps and drums across multiple market applications of studio recording, live sound and broadcast. Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria, the entire Perception line offers AKG's signature sound quality captured in a rugged precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy body with a dent-resistant stainless steel grille screen.
A small-diaphragm performer
The 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 AKG's stringent quality standards. Its half-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.
AKG has been designing and building top-quality microphones for over 60 years, and they continue to put great effort into meeting the needs of modern engineers, producers, and artists. From new, budget-minded models to classic studio essentials, AKG puts quality into every microphone they produce. When you see the familiar logo on an AKG mic, you know it's made to do the job, and do it well.
AKG Perception 170 Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:
The AKG Perception 170 gives you incredible small-diaphragm performance at an amazingly low price!
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Hector, Kissimmee, FL
Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
the "SM57" from condensers mics
by Jorge Sanchez from Colombiaexcellent quality for only 100$. totally recommend!!!
October 18, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Pro Musician.
by Nick Perea from Richmond, VAMy first small diaphragm mic. It really surprised me how much cleaner and better sounding it was than the other mics i was using to record instruments (large diaphragm condensers, dynanimcs). Ive used... read more [+] it to record guitar, mandolin, violin, cello, and drums all with success. close [-]
June 15, 2012
Music Background: I write music and record it; however im only 16
Excellent for live recording
by Jay from MA, USAI bought two of theses for live concert recording. I'm really impressed with how clear and clean the sound is, and how wide and accurate the frequency response is.
December 15, 2011
Music Background: Recording engineer
"ALAN SAY'S BUY IT !"
by Alan Day from Meridian,Mississippi "Land 'O Peavey"I Use this Little mic for micking acoustic instruments like guitars etc. After Consulting with my sales engineer "Joel Gragg" I decided on this mic for uncompromised sound quality at a price that won'... read more [+]t put you in the "PoorHouse".........Thank's again Guy's @ Sweetwater........Ya'll done it again! close [-]
May 20, 2009
Music Background: 48years old in love with making music for 38 years........................
Not a 451 B BUT.........
by D.J. from Monterey, TNIt is an extremely serviceable pencil-type condenser mic. For the price, there is no way you can beat it, and that is why I gave it 4.5 stars. My age-old measuring stick, the "price-to-performance r... read more [+]atio" test was passed with flying colors, as this mic easily blows away any other competition at this price point. I personally would not use mine in the studio, as I much prefer the 451 B in that environment. However, on the road or in any live environment, you simply cannot get a better overhead mic for a drum kit without spending a lot more $$. The only drawback to this mic (and the reason I knocked 1/2 star off its rating) is that it is a feedback monster. However, any seasoned sound engineer can remedy that problem pretty easily; I know I was able to once I pinpointed this (these) mic(s) as the source of the feedback. I just wanted to let anyone considering this mic for use on a live stage know that if you are using stage monitors close to this thing (most drummers have a cabinet facing right at them) or at loud volumes (most are, right?), make sure you either have a good feedback suppressor (Sabine FBX2410 is what I use), one heck of an EQ on your monitor, or buy a reflexion filter to place around the mic. Once you do that, these guys sound like pure gold on drum overheads. Again -- for the price I paid for them, the small amount of engineering work that was needed to use them live was nothing. Once that feedback thing was tackled, they sounded wonderfully crisp, bright, and clean just like you would expect a drum kit to sound in the studio. You really can't go wrong picking up a pair of these for what they cost. Whether you are a total newbie picking up your first condenser or a seasoned sound engineer like I am, there is definitely a place for this mic in your mic case! close [-]
August 11, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Vocalist
AKG Perception 170
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