Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with Switch
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This Rugged Vocal Mic Fits Any Budget!

Whether you need a durable microphone you can use for your on-the-go PA system or a handful of inexpensive switchable microphones for your church's worship team, the AKG P 3 S handheld dynamic microphone is just what you're looking for. An easy-access switch lets you instantly mute and "unmute" the P 3 S with the flick of a thumb. A tough wire-mesh cap and an internal windscreen reduce breath noises and plosives - just what less-experienced vocalists and lecturers need. A rugged die-cast metal body also helps to keep the P 3 S safe from the frequent bumps and scrapes of routine live use, making it an excellent all-around performer that's built to last.

AKG P 3 S Handheld Dynamic Microphone Features at a Glance:
  • Handheld cardioid dynamic microphone designed for backing vocals and instruments
  • Rugged wire-mesh cap with internal windscreen
  • Die-cast metal body with built-in mute switch
  • Comes complete with stand adapter and zip bag
  • Frequency range: 40Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 2.5mV/Pa
  • Max SPL: 144dB
  • Recommended load impedance: >=2,000 ohms
The AKG P 3 S is an affordable, switchable, handheld microphone that really performs!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.44 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 3100H00140

Customer Reviews

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Great All-Purpose Microphone

I just purchased these last week to upgrade the Peavey microphones in my PA system, and spent the weekend A/B testing them against my MXL909 condensor that I use in recording. Although the AKG website recommends this microphone for back-up vocals and not lead vocals, I can say it does very well with lead vocals or vocals in harmony group settings [think the Lettermen, CSN, Kingston Trio, Statler Brothers, Oak Ridge Boys]. This also outperformed my MXL in recording. It produces a very clean even signal across it's frequency range. And because it is a dynamic microphone instead of a condensor , it doesn't require phantom power. I even borrowed a Shure SM58 to compare it with and it outperformed the SM58 for evenness of response and clean reproduction of sound. AKG has a well-earned rep for quality products at reasonable prices and this does not disappoint. I'd recommend them to anyone seeking a high quality dynamic microphone and doesn't have a lot of money to spend. Even if one does have the money for higher priced mics--I'd recommend these, and with the money saved, take the spouse or significant other out for an evening.
Music background: Singer-songwriter


We have a radio show and sound quality is very important. We purchased 1 and loved it so much a couple of days later we purchase a another one. Wonderful microphone thank you Sweetwater for your prompt delivery and wonderful customer service.
Music background: Christian Music Artist

Good for the money

AKG fanatic. They've been my mic of choice since 1970. I still have two of my originals from back then. Wanted a few mics with switches that I could use when all of our singers are present. Not in the same league as the D5s, but still a good value. Have two of these, two D5s, a 535, two I don't remember whats from 1970, and a new C4000B. (I do have 3 Blue mics, and one Audio-Technica). As always, Stuart's the man.
Music background: Musical muckitymuck


IF this mic were 90 dollars, it can sell on merit of sound for LIVE and RECORDING too ! we like it better than sm 57 or sm 58 for many situations. we have successfully recorded ( 2 feet away ! ) viola and violins and even brass and woodwinds with this thing ! VERY GOOD ALL ROUNDER and REALLY nice for female and male vocals too ! the akg D5 is even better...but after that, for example the akg d7, becomes diminishing returns, unless u got a really clean signal chain.... AKG is one of the best bargains out there... and it starts with this low price P 3 !!! u wont sell it , thats for sure, even if you got far more expensive mics, bec this mic has its place in warmth enjoy the music ! dont get toooo serious ! k
Music background: sound engineer, live location recordings
See also: Dynamic Mics, AKG, AKG Dynamic Microphones, AKG Dynamic Microphones