AKG Perception 170 Condenser Microphone  

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The Perception 170 is a 1/2" small-diaphragm instrument microphone. It delivers incredibly precise sound with beautifully-detailed transients. It features AKG's new design and logo style, true condens... Read More

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The Perception 170 is a 1/2" small-diaphragm instrument microphone. It delivers incredibly precise sound with beautifully-detailed transients. It features AKG's new design and logo style, true condenser capsule technology, 20 dB preattenuation pad, and a cardioid pickup which minimizes off-axis sound. The diaphragm is housed in a rugged die-cast chassis.

In 2005, AKG launched the Perception microphone 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 in wired condenser microphones in their price point.

Requires phantom power.

Features
  • 1/2" small-diaphragm instrument mic
  • Microphone delivers incredibly precise sound with beautifully-detailed transients
  • 20 dB preattenuation pad allows use in sound fields as high as 155dB
  • Cardioid pickup minimizes off-axis sound
  • AKG's New Design and logo style
  • True Condenser capsule technology
  • Rugged die-cast chassis
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR-type outputs
Specifications
  • Capsule: 0.5-inch true condenser
    Polar pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 12 mV/Pa
    Preattenuation pad: 0 dB , -20 dB
    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: .9" x 6.3" (22 x 160mm)
    Net/shipping weight: 130g (4.6 oz) / 455 g (16 oz)
    Standard accessories Stand adapter
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 170 Condenser Microphone
 
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5.0

Wow! Amazing Mic for an Amazing Price!

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from Redford, MI

Comments about AKG Perception 170 Condenser Microphone:

When I bought this microphone I did not expect much because of the price. But once again AKG delivered flawless results. I use this mic primarily for acoustic guitar fret miking and for drum overheads and I love the results. Especially on the acoustic guitar. I do wish a case was included for this microphone but I find that you can fit it in AKG's Perception 220 case (which I also have). I understand this is not ideal but I do know you can buy spare cases for cheap or make something work. This will be in use for my studio for a long time!!

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Great Multipurpose Condensor!

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from Raleigh, NC

Comments about AKG Perception 170 Condenser Microphone:

If you are on a budget, but still want quality, the AKG perception 170 is a great bang for the buck. I liked this mic so much, I went back to guitar center and picked up another one! I have used these mics for drum overheads and to mic acoustic guitars. They have great uncolored sound, and are very reliable and durable. I also would like to point out the 20 db roll off switch. It is a great feature to find on a less expensive mic. Buy it, you won't regret it!

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