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
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.
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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!!
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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