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AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone  

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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... Read More

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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.

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
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
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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 220 Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!

By Joe Pitonzo

from Tucson. AZ

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

Just got mine and love it. Do yourself a favor and overlay the freg. chart of the U87 with this mic. Need I say more? It's my favorite and I own a CAD E200, MXL V69 and a Shure SM7 for vocals.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Condensing With The Stars

By John Voci

from Lynn, Massachusetts

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

Until I tried the AKG Perception 220 first hand, I would not have believed that a condenser mic in such a low price range could possibly have come close to delivering on its hyped up promises. Well, I was wrong. I guess it isn't hype if you can actually do the job. This is a wonderful studio mic that brings out the high end nuance of a performance as well as any of the big boys I've ever seen. I'm sure that I will be using this not only for musical recordings, but also for bringing out character performances of actors reading for animation and voice over work as well. It just seems to be a wonderful, versatile mic. The fact that it comes with its own shock mount is a definite plus. I would highly recommend that you pick up a decent quality Pop Filter to use in front of it and, of course, make sure your phantom power supply is in good shape before you hook this baby up, but other that that I'd say buy this mic and you're good to go for your most demanding scenarios.

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good, but not great!

By Drake

from Bakersfield, Ca

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

This mic a pretty good mic for its price. It has some hi end that I don't like. But It works good with certain peoples voices that I've recorded. But If you want a sound with bass, and not so pronounced highs, look at the nueman tlm

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(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy, No Regrets

By Wes

from Virginia Beach, VA

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

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.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Mic

By Dude Bro

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

This mic made my vocals brighter. I also used it for my classical guitar, which came out very nice. Great mic for the price.

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful mic. AMAZING price.

By Nathan

from San Diego California

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

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

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(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone

By Gaylord Ewing

from Morris,New York

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

I just saw your website. I have and use 2-AKG Perception 200 Condenser Microphones. I can NOT say enough of how much I really love those AKG Condenser Microphones!!! They are Excellent. I've recorded my friend's 12-Rank theatre pipe-organ and his Ampico and Duo-Art Reproducer Player Pianos with the AKG Perception 200 Condenser Microphones.With excellent results.I would certainly consider buying the AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphones to be used with my Stereo Digital Recorder. From the microphone-mixer output,I feed the stereo signal right into a Tascam CDRW-900 Compact Disc Recorder!!!! Works Great!!!! Thank you for producing one very excellent Condenser Microphone!!! Best regards,Gaylord Ewing G.T.Ewing Recording Laboratory, Morris,N.Y.

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(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Condenser Mic

By Dan W.

from New Hampshire

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

This is my first condenser mic, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed with it. The dB-20 switch comes in handy if there's a lot of background white noise, it cuts it right out. The mic and shockmount are well built and sturdy. I would recommend this mic to anyone in a small home studio that has a budget, you can't go wrong with this mic for the price it's at.

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(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic! no regrets whatsoever

By Maverick

from California

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

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.

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(38 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love this mic

By Big Spyder ...aka..Big S.P.Y

from Menifee

Comments about AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microphone:

No question about it this is a great mic good quality,great looks,and one of the best mics i have ever bought, very worth the money. i was using a snowball mic and after i bought this one i cant even use the snowball, after hearing the quality of the preception 200 i was hooked and i even seen some other Famouse Artist using the same mic which tells you itself it must be great because they can buy a $5,000 mic easy but they bought a AKG Preception Mic That speaks for itself you got to get this mic ....

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