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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

Overview

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.

Features
  • 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
Specifications
  • 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
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 420 Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

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5.0

Great Mic all Around

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from Seattle Wa

Comments about AKG Perception 420 Condenser Microphone:

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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5.0

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from Phila. PA

Comments about AKG Perception 420 Condenser Microphone:

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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from Modesto, ca

Comments about AKG Perception 420 Condenser Microphone:

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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