AKG Acoustics Perception 420 Multi-Pattern Transducer Condenser Studio Microphone with Large Diaphragm

AKG Acoustics
SKU: AKPER420 MFR: 3101H00090
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About AKG Acoustics PERCEPTION 420

The AKG Perception 420 is a multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone for more demanding professional studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity and 155 dB maximum SPL, the Perception 420 delivers a warm transparent sound quality ideally suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments as well as drums and percussion instruments.

In addition, three selectable polar patterns - cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-eight - allow a wide range of stereo miking techniques and ambient recording. A switchable bass cut filter and preattenuation pad enable the Perception 420 to be used close to sound sources in sound fields as high as 155 dB. The microphone's chassis is made of precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy and boasts a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh front grille. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminum carrying case.

AKG Acoustics PERCEPTION 420 Features

  • Back-to-back large-diaphragm multi-pattern transducer
  • True condenser technology
  • High sensitivity and 155 dB maximum SPL capability
  • Switchable 20 dB preattenuation pad
  • Switchable bass cut filter
  • Legendary, pristine AKG sound quality
  • Complete with spider-type shock mount and aluminium carrying case

AKG Acoustics PERCEPTION 420 Specifications

Dual-capsule,1-inch large-diaphragm, true condenser pressure-gradient microphone
Polar pattern
Cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight
Frequency range
20 to 20,000 Hz
28 mV/Pa (-31 dBV)
Max. SPL
135/155 dB SPL (0/-20 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level
16 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
78 dB
Preattenuation pad
0 dB, -20 dB
Bass filter
12 dB/octave, 300 Hz
<=200 ohms
Recommended load impedance
>=1000 ohms
Current consumption
<=2 mA
Power requirement
48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
3-pin XLR
Metallic blue/nickel grille
53 dia. x 165 mm/2 x 6.5 in.
525 g (18.5 oz.)
AKG Acoustics 2 year parts & labor warranty
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