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      AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone (271291)
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Big, up-front sound quality!

The Perception 220 is a large-diaphragm True Condenser microphone. It features AKG's new design and logo style, True Condenser capsule technology, switchable 20 dB attenuation pads, and switchable low-cut filter. The condenser is housed in a rugged die-cast chassis. Spider-type shock mount and metal mic case included.

In 2005, AKG launched the Perception models 100 and 200 and it marked the beginning of a big success story. With Perception, AKG created a new series of microphones with legendary AKG sound and quality at an outstanding price/performance level. AKG's Perception Microphones are among the best for wired condenser microphones for their price point. Requires phantom power.

AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Large-Diaphragm True Condenser microphone with a big, up-front sound quality
    Switchable 20dB preattenuation pad for use in sound fields as high as 155dB
    Switchable bass cut filter minimizes noise and boominess
    Spider-type shock mount and metal case included
    Cardioid pickup minimizes off-axis sound
    AKG's New Design and logo style
    Rugged die-cast chassis
    Gold-plated 3-pin XLR-type outputs
    Outstanding POP packaging design


AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Capsule: 1" Large-diaphragm true condenser
    Polar pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 18 mA
    Preattenuation pad: 0 dB , -20 dB
    Bass-cut filter 12 dB/octave at 300 Hz
    Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 135 dB / 155 dB (0 / -20 dB)
    Impedance: <200 ohms
    Recommended load impedance: >1,000 ohms
    Powering: 48 V phantom power
    Current consumption: < 2 mA
    Output connector: Gold-plated 3-pin XLR-type
    Finish: Metallic blue
    Dimensions: 2.1" W x 6.3" L (53 x 160mm)
    Net/shipping weight: 525 g (18.5 oz) / 955 g (33.7 oz)
    Standard accessories Metal case, screw-on spider suspension


AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone

AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.

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  • Great Mic! no regrets whatsoever

    As reviewed by Maverick on 7/7/2008

    I used to record with a stage mic, this mic takes my recordings to a whole new level. Clean, professional soundings recordings with no noticable fuzzy noise or distortion. I highly recommend this just for the price alone, the value of this mic is well worth it. The shockmount and case it comes with is cool as well. I record with a Firestudio Project, AKG 220 and Monster cable 100. Together they make flawless recordings and any musician starting out or experienced can find use with this.

    27 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Buy, No Regrets

    As reviewed by Wes on 1/10/2010

    Basically, this mic has everything you need proffesionally without the $2,000 pricetag. I use it for recording any single vocal track i have and it works great with live group recordings. The switch to record at -20db comes in handy when I'm recording screams. The shock mount for it is awesome and I gets rid of annoying booms or tap that the microphone gets when you touch the stand. Overall this mic has everything I need and also the top quality that I like using; all at a fairly low price.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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  • Wonderful mic. AMAZING price.

    As reviewed by Nathan on 8/2/2009

    I was doing a lot of reserch on good cheap mics and i came across this one and i felt like i knew it was the one, obviously i was right. I do a lot of different vocal tracking on this mic from screamo to soft pop. I've had many people with different tones and voices and every person had a great clear, and full sound come from it. I also use it as an overhead for my cybals works really well with that also. Overall an amazing mic

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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