AKG P170

Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic with Switchable 20dB Pad
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This Little Condenser Mic Rocks!

The AKG P170 small-diaphragm condenser mic gives you the kind of quality performance and reliability you expect from AKG products, at an amazing value! The P170 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 P170! Sweetwater is always looking to bring you quality and value, and the AKG P170 delivers both.

P170 Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic Features at a Glance:
  • Professional small-diaphragm, true condenser cardioid microphone
  • Switchable 20dB preattenuation pad
  • Heavy-duty, roadworthy, all-metal construction
  • AKG sound quality
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Requires +48V phantom power
The AKG P170: pick up a couple for your studio or live rig!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo Mono
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 0.5" (12.7mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 135dB (155dB w/Pad)
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 75dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 19dB (A weighted)
Pads -20dB
Connector XLR
Weight 1.72 lbs.
Included Accessories Stand Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number 3101H00070

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 7 reviews
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5/5

Dank Mics

Overall gnarly microphones, great response, very clear and can be used in many applications. For vocals, you can't go wrong with this mic and a pop filter! Very crisp, very sexy sounding mics. I bought two for stereo overhead drum mics and they work beautifully. I definitely suggest these to newbies and experts in the recording hobby!
Music background: Guitar, Bass, Drums, 6 years of experience
5/5

AKGP170

I have a hobby studio and needed a small condenser for acoustic guitar. I'm giving it a 5 because it works so well with my Warm WA12 and it was 64.00!! I don't really know how this mic would sound without the WA12, but together, they surpass my expectations! Unlike my guitar playing skill :-/
Music background: hobby studio-british invasions stuff
4.5/5

Bang 4 the buck!!

I bought two on sale from Sweetwater just to have a couple of mics for a just in case moment. So far i've tried them on drum overheads. The 20db pad comes in handy. Put them up in a XY and within a couple of minutes they sounded good. With just a kick mic and the p170 pair the sound was full and detailed. No need to spend a ton of money to get a usable sound. I will buy a couple more at that price.
Music background: Full time musician/producer/studio owner
4.5/5

AKG P170

Excellent! I'm using the AKG P170 on my Zildjian 14" Master Sound Hi-Hat cymbals. Sounds Great! Thanks Kevin Scott!
Music background: Drums
4.5/5

WOW!

Bought this mic because of the price and to use as a back up if needed. Singing Gospel music, people come to here a low bass and a high tenor. Used this for a rehearsal and all were blown away at the punch this little mic can pack. the clarity and tones were clean and clear. no regret in this purchase.
See also: Condenser Mics, AKG, AKG Condenser Microphones, AKG Condenser Microphones