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Clearance 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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Overview

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
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5.0

Wow! Amazing Mic for an Amazing Price!

By Carrick Secorski

from Redford, MI

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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5.0

Great Multipurpose Condensor!

By Drew

from Raleigh, NC

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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