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Clearance Perception 420 Condenser Microphone

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In the Perception 420, 2 back-to-back large-diaphragm capsules create a flexible multi-pattern microphone capable of cardioid, omni, and figure-8 recording patterns. It features AKG's new design and l... Read More

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In the Perception 420, 2 back-to-back large-diaphragm capsules create a flexible multi-pattern microphone capable of cardioid, omni, and figure-8 recording patterns. It features AKG's new design and logo style, True Condenser capsule technology, a switchable -20dB preattenuation pad, and a switchable bass-cut filter to minimize noise and boominess. The condenser microphone is housed in a rugged chassis with a gold-plated XLR-type output. Spider-type shock mount and metal case included.

In 2005, AKG launched the Perception models 100 and 200. This was 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 wired condenser microphones in their price range.
Requires phantom power.

  • 2 back-to-back large-diaphragm capsules create a flexible multi-pattern microphone: cardioid, omni, figure-8
  • Switchable -20dB preattenuation pad
  • Switchable bass cut filter minimizes noise and boominess
  • Spider-type shock mount and metal case included
  • Rugged chassis with gold-plated XLR-type output
  • AKG's New Design and logo style
  • True Condenser capsule technology
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR-type outputs
  • Capsule: Large-diaphragm Dual-capsule
  • Polar patterns: Cardioid, omni, figure-8
  • Frequency range: 20-20,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 18mA
  • Preattenuation pad: 0dB, -20dB
  • Bass-cut filter: 12dB/octave at 300Hz
  • Max. SPL for 0.5%: THD 135 dB / 155dB (0 / -20dB)
  • Impedance: <200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >1,000 ohms
  • Powering: 48V phantom power
  • Current consumption: <2mA
  • 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: 525g (18.5 oz.) / 955g (33.7 oz.)
  • Standard accessories: Metal case, screw-on spider suspension

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Great Mic all Around

By chris smith

from Seattle Wa

I bought this mic over year ago without knowing about the Rodes NT-1 Condenser Mic that many have claimed is and exceptional mic. I have used the Rodes NT-1 and i love that mic as well. But this mic has a lot of qualities the Rodes doesn't. If a quality preamp is used and this mic is used in a surrounding acoustically suitable,,, this mic picks up amazing tone qualities and all over acoustic sound. I use Cubase as my recoding software. I also use the Steinberg MR816x Interface Pre Amp combo and i get amazing results. Vocal it is a great mic but sometimes depending on who your recording vocals with it is not a choice id make as a versatile mic instrument wise and vocals. Vocalist with a softer projection,,,, this mic is amazing to record with, with that being said. Personally i love using this mic for acoustic guitars. Doesn't matter about the quality of the instrument. It picks up exactly what you want within a decent range. Ive also used this mic for an added reverence in drum recording and it works amazingly for that as well. Over all a good choice!

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Microphone Work-Horse.

By Thomas Mason

from Phila. PA

This durable microphone is a great addition to any studio collection. Its variable settings and 20dB pad make it ideal for any recording environment. Get the PRO COVERAGE!

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By The Juice

from Modesto, ca

I think this is a great mic all the way around Im very satisfied with sounds qualityt thate the akg 420 gives

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