AKG Perception 420 Study Microphone

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Model/Product no.: AKG-P420

AKG Perception 420 Large diaphragm condenser microphone for studio and stage with selectable polar pattern.

Perception 420 from AKG is a successful condenser microphone for the more demanding user, with large diaphragm, and with selectable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 polar pattern.

Perception-420 has both switch for -20dB attenuation and bass-cut filter. Comes in aluminium case, and includes shock-mount microphone suspension/holder.

Description

Orchestra and ensemble recording
Percussions
A/B, X/Y, and M/S stereo recording
Ambience recording
Grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments
 
  • Back-to-back large-diaphragm multi-pattern transducer
  • 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
  • Complete with spider-type shock mount and aluminium carrying case

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. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminium carrying case.

Specifications

GTIN: 9002761021066
Type Microphone
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 135/155 dB SPL (0/-20 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level (IEC 60268-4, A-weighted) 16 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 78 dB
Preattenuation pad 0 dB, -20 dB
Bass filter 12 dB/octave, 300 Hz
Impedance <=200 ohms
Recommended load impedance >=1000 ohms
Powering <=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 x 6.5 in.
Net weight 525 g (18.5 oz.)
Shipping weight 1,970 g (4.3 lb.)