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AKG Perception 820 Tube Reviews

4.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • Mel B.
    from Buffalo N.Y. May 17, 2013Music Background:

    Fine Microphone

    Does everything very well, using it as Omni. Good Value!

  • Judson Lee
    from Lynchburg, VA November 30, 2012Music Background:


    This mic is great! love the sound. Got it as a replacement for my old GT which worked great on my wife's voice for contract singing work. This mic is even better, ads a great presence, texture, slight saturation and a bit of self compression. Usually I make the mic choice, but she decided this was a KEEPER!

  • joerg petersen
    from hong kong September 17, 2009Music Background:
    recording engineer and studio guitarist

    its a transducer

    the akg "perception" 820 tube came as announced in all the ad's plus a spare spider strap. you can reread the specs at akg austria pages.

    the sound is as you might expect from a large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer condensor mic:
    full warmth with lots of creamy midth and highs.

    its concepted in austria and built in china - i assume in a factory close to ningbo or shanghai.

    compared it to my other tube mics: sensitivity is OK, frequency response as well. its a 12 AX 7 china tube inside. changed it after one day to electro harmonix type and it improved the sound even more.

    I like the sound and will record with it a lot

    joerg petersen

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