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The Perception Wireless Instrumental Set comprises an SR 45 receiver and PT 45 bodypack transmitter, the smallest and lightest transmitter in its class. It can be used with many AKG miniature micropho... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Perception Wireless Instrumental Set comprises an SR 45 receiver and PT 45 bodypack transmitter, the smallest and lightest transmitter in its class. It can be used with many AKG miniature microphones, and the battery compartment cover doubles as a convenient tool for setting input gain for the application at hand.

The system comes complete with a universal power supply with US/UK/EU adapter, MKG L cable with ¼" jack plug and mini XLR connector, and one AA size dry battery.

In combination with the C 519 ML (sold separately) also suitable for wind instruments.

SR 45 Stationary Receiver
The SR 45 Stationary Receiver delivers a diversity system, professional XLR and Jack outputs, and the SMPS solution. The audio level and squelch threshold are adjustable on the receiver. It is a stationary receiver for use with all transmitters of the Perception wireless system.

The SR 45 operates within a switching bandwidth of up to 30 MHz in the 500 to 560 MHz UHF carrier frequency range and offers up to 8 selectable carrier frequencies.

PT 45 bodypack transmitter
The PT 45 bodypack transmitter lets you use both dynamic microphones and condenser microphones operating on a supply voltage of approx. 4 V. Naturally you may also connect an electric guitar, electric bass or keytar.

The PT 45 operates within a switching bandwidth of up to 30 MHz in the 500 to 560 MHz UHF carrier frequency range and offers up to 8 selectable carrier frequencies.

Consumer Alert (for US users)
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: The system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device.

Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888- CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones

Consumer Alert:

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at: www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

Features
  • 30 MHz selection bandwidth (depending on local frequency plans)
  • 8 hours of operation with a single AA size battery
  • Compatible with all AKG MicroMics
  • Low battery indicator
  • Smallest and lightest bodypack transmitter in its class
  • Complete with MKG L cable for direct connection to electric guitar or bass
  • IncludedPT 45 bodypack transmitterAA batteryMKG L cableSR 45 receiverSMPS switched mode power supplyGuarantee cardFrequency tableManual supplement sheet
Specifications
  • SR 45 Stationary Receiver
    Carrier frequency range: 500 - 560 MHz
    Modulation: FM
    Audio bandwidth: 40 - 20,000 Hz
    T.H.D. at 1 kHz: typ. 0.8%
    Signal/noise ratio: typ. 105 dB(A)
    Squelch threshold: 100 to -70 dBm adjustable
    Audio outputs: Balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4" (6.3 mm) jack: adjustable from mic to line level. Output level at rated deviation: 500 mV RMS
    Dimensions: 7.87" x 7.48" x 1.73", (200 x 190 x 44 mm)
    Net weight: 12.69 oz, (360 g)

    PT 45 bodypack transmitter
    Carrier frequency range: 500 - 560 MHz
    Modulation: FM
    Audio bandwidth: 40 - 20,000 Hz
    T.H.D. at 1 kHz: typ. 0.8%
    Signal/noise ratio: typ. 105 dB(A)
    RF output: 10 mW
    Power requirement: 1x 1.5 V AA size battery
    Battery life: 10 hours
    Dimensions: 2.36 " x 2.91" x 1.18", (60 x 74 x 30 mm)
    Net weight: 2.11 oz, (60 g)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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AKGPerception Wireless Instrumental Set
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This wireless is awesome - great bang for the buck

Overall, it's a great value. It has all the basic features I need, works really well and is really easy to use. Not much more to say than that.
I only...Read complete review

Overall, it's a great value. It has all the basic features I need, works really well and is really easy to use. Not much more to say than that.
I only give it a 9 on features b/c I know there are other wireless systems out there that have a lot more features built-in (channel scanning, etc, etc.) But you sort of know that you're not getting all of those fancy features if you're buying this product for the value. And I don't need all of those extras. I just need to be able to rack it up, set it to a channel and go. Give me a squelch control setting and an output gain setting (which this system has both) in case things get nutty sound-wise, and I'm good to go. To me, the big "pluses" were NOT having an antenna for racking it up and taking only a single AA battery. (And the no antenna doesn't effect the its performance, even in a rack.) Other than that, the thing is really simple and easy to use. I literally bought it, drove to the gig, plugged it in and played - no problems.
Well the first test of an instrument wireless is to see if it does anything to the tone and then how it handles high gain from a guitar amp. I A/B'ed it between being plugged directly in and running through the wireless and the tone was exactly the same. I only had to tweak the gain control up like a degree or two to even the output a bit. That was it. The next test was seeing how far I could go with it. Now, at this point I had the thing racked up, so I ran off the stage and to the back of the bar, in the bathroom and the signal was strong the whole time.
Well, obviously, I think this is a great bang for the buck. And I've always been very happy with AKG products that I own - mics, headphones, etc. I feel they are really good at delivering a really solid product for a few dollars less than the competition. So I figured, what the hell, let me give their wireless product a shot. It's been great so far.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for guitar.........

In searching for a new wireless system for my bass I came across the 'AKG perception 45' at my local Guitar Center. It is a new product and we (the sales staff...Read complete review

In searching for a new wireless system for my bass I came across the 'AKG perception 45' at my local Guitar Center. It is a new product and we (the sales staff & I) could not find any user reviews on this system in order to make an educated purchase. But I took a chance knowing AKG's reputation and based on my experience with their products. -Construction- The construction of the system is ok, not great but not awful either. It is all plastic and the bodypack seems to be a little bit flimsy, like it could not take much abuse, so if you are hard on your stuff look for something more rugged than this. -Sound- Since I bought this for the bass that's what I plugged in first. On my 4 string it performed decent but had trouble producing the low E. In fact when playing anything lower than C (3rd fret on the A string) you could begin to tell it was struggling and it got worse as I went down the scale. Then, just for giggles, I plugged in my 5 string to see what would happen..... the low B was weak and distorted just as i was expecting. So I took off the bass and plugged in an acoustic...this is where this unit began to shine. It performs flawlessly when plugged into some thing other than a bass. -Bottom line- If you are going to use this for a guitar or anything besides a bass, and if you are not hard on your gear, then this unit could be a good fit for you. But if you are a bassist.....move on.

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3.0

Had trouble at first, but lasted 5 years

By Jason

from Portland, OR

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances

Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

I got this 5 years ago and it was faulty out of the box, I did a couple of exchanges with AKG customer service until I got a good one.
This one lasted 5 years and a couple days ago started cutting in and out. Went to try last night for Church and it would work at all. Either the cable, or the antenna went out.
It is a flimsy plastic so I might switch to Shure now instead.

 
4.0

Exactly What I Was Looking For

By Briguy1968

from Middleville, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

    I'm pretty impressed with this little gem! I have yet to have any extraneous signals move in on my groove and as near as I can tell the battery lasts 3-4 hours. I bought a four-pack of rechargeables and a cheap charger and just change it after two sets and have had no problems whatsoever!

     
    5.0

    Absolutely no loss of tone.

    By Greg

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

    All is good. Wireless systems have come a long way. Been playing/touring for 30 plus years. Have ownd several systems in the 80's/90's only to experiance signal loss, drop outs and a noticable loss of tone. This system is so far so good. All guitars, Fender, Gibson, Jackson are coming through my Marshall JCM 2000 LOUD and clear. More expensive units out there but if you want to replace a cable for mobility and a bit of showmanship....this is the one. Nice piece of gear.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perception System flexibility made all the difference

    By 1iJack

    from Venice, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

      I looked for a long time at wireless systems because I needed to be able to do voice and guitar at the same time. I still don't understand why nobody has come out with a dual system for this purpose, but this AKG Perception system comes pretty close: I actually bought two instument systems. Then I bought an AKG C520L headset mic and used that in place of the instrument cable on one of them. You have 8 channels to choose from and I've typically used 1 & 2 without any problems. The sound is clear, haven't had any dropout problems walking around the hall.

      I think I have said this in a review previously, but there is a little experience needed with the transmitter batteries. They need to be a little stronger to initially pair with the base than to maintain a transmission. So if the transmitter gets turned off then turned back on, it might not pair to the base. The answer is a new battery (single AA cell). I don't get 8-10 hours from them as advertised, 4-5 is more realistic, maybe 6. They work without any cutout until they just die completely (have a battery in your pocket, it changes in about 30 seconds).

      Overall, I'm very happy with these units and I get a lot of inquiries from other musicians who want to do the same thing as me. Hopefully AKG will extend this line as technology moves along, and maybe package combos with specific applications in mind. AKG gear is great stuff, I use several of their mics and headphones in my sound work.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      clear sound and durable

      By thoth

      from fort wayne

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Band Rehersal
        • Gigs

        Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

        my transmitter gets alot of abuse and accidents bumps and drops.
        i've been using for over a year.
        still works great.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        best bang for the buck

        By Rockin Ron

        from Jacksonville, fl.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • First Unit Was Deffective

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

        First unit was defective. Had to get a replacement.
        Customer service was fantastic and got the new one shipped on two day's just in time for our Biketoberfest gig.
        The replacement unit works and sounds great.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Clear Transmission

        By 1iJack

        from Venice, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

        I use this unit both as an instrument wireless and also with an AKG C520L headset mic for a wireless mic. It works well for both. That's one of the nice things about this unit. for the price it can be adapted to either applicaiton (of course only one at a time, unless you get a second unit.

        I have only one reservation to mention: I do not get the kind of battery life that others speak of. One way you know that your battery needs replacing is that when you turn on the transmitter, the channel number never appears in the display (therefore it never connects to the receiver). I find that if I use the unit for a three hour gig, I have to put a new battery the next time I use the unit. I haven't experimented that much with it. I just put a new battery in it and it's off and running. It could be my batteries are a little old or something else like that.
        As I say, the unit is inexpensive, very easy to use and works well. So I give it high marks as I do with most AKG products.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great for me!

        By Chrazyman

        from Longview, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

          I've used it for a few gigs so far and have had zero dropout. Uses a "AA" battery so none of the 9 volt issues of other sets. I've probably clocked 20 hours on it, still with the same battery. I've had no interference issues with my band who each have different wireless products as well. Yes, it is all plastic but I don't see any issue with that, what isn't anymore? I have my receiver mounted on my keyboard stand (I use it for my guitar) so that I can get to it easier in case there are any issues. It came ready to go, just play and play.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great wireless.

          By RICHARD MILLIGAN

          from Clinton Township, MI

          Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

          I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a new wireless system to replace my old one so I bought the AKG Mini. I was getting noise through that one so Josh at Guitar Center Detroit suggested looking for a used AKG Perception system. I was a little hesitant to say yes but I did. It came in and I took it home and hooked it up and I was very pleased with the sound and performance. I finally used it live and no dropouts or noise and I didn't even have to experiment with different channels!! It sounds a little different than a cable but not in a bad way. The clip on the transmitter the transmitter on the strap is the best I've seen and I'll save money by buying AA batteries instead of 9 volts. The only thing that drives me nuts is the specialized cable that goes from your instrument to the actual transmitter. It's like 3 feet long! Ridiculous! I ordered an 18 inch long cable from a company online and all is well now. Thanks again Josh.

           
          5.0

          Awesome for any instrument

          By Gina Hass

          from Minnesota

          Comments about AKG Perception Wireless Instrumental Set:

          I bought this system about a month ago and it seems to be working perfectly fine with my bass, guitar, and acoustic. I get no feed back from it whatsoever, I've played 2 shows so far with it using my bass and it survives the jumping and running around and it doesn't cut out on me at all. You get great range out of it, about 100-125 feet and in my opinion that's enough range for me.

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