AKG Acoustics Perception 170 True Condenser Cardioid Studio Microphone with Small Diaphragm

AKG Acoustics
SKU: AKPER170 MFR: 3101H00070

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About AKG Acoustics PERCEPTION 170

The AKG Perception 170 is a small-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering outstanding build quality and excellent value. The lightweight diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response and conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products. The Perception 170's design is based on AKG's six decades of experience in making microphones and on input from sound engineers around the world who use AKG products every day.

Its 1/2-inch small-diaphragm true condenser transducer brings AKG studio quality to the project studio and all other areas of recording. A switchable preattenuation pad enables the Perception 170 to be used close to sound sources delivering up to 155 dB SPL. The heavy-duty, all-metal chassis and reliable gold-plated XLR-type output make the Perception 170 an excellent choice for a variety of live sound applications, too.

AKG Acoustics PERCEPTION 170 Features

  • Professional small-diaphragm, true condenser cardioid microphone
  • Switchable 20 dB preattenuation pad
  • Heavy-duty, roadworthy, all-metal construction
  • AKG sound quality
  • Designed and engineered by AKG in Vienna, Austria

AKG Acoustics PERCEPTION 170 Specifications

0.5 inch diaphragm, externally polarized condenser
Polar pattern
Frequency range
20 to 20,000 Hz
12 mV/Pa (-38 dBV)
Max. SPL
135 / 155 dB SPL (0 / -20 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level
< 21 dB-A(IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
73 dB (re 1 Pa)
Preattenuation pad
0 dB, -20 dB
<200 ohms
Recommended load impedance
>=1000 ohms
Current consumption
<=2 mA
Power requirement
48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
3-pin XLR-type (pin #2 hot)
Metallic blue
22 dia. x 160 mm/0.9 x 6.3 in.
130 g (4.6 oz.)
AKG Acoustics 2 year parts & labor warranty
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