AKG Perception 170 Professional Instrumental Microphone
|Brand||AKG Pro Audio|
|Item Weight||0.5 Kilograms|
|Frequency Range||20 hz - 20 khz|
About this item
- Rugged all-metal body and robust design - Withstands tough day-to-day use
- Switchable attenuation pad - For high SPL applications up to 155 db SPL
- Small-diaphragm condenser microphone for recording of overheads, percussion, acoustic guitars and other strings
- Delivers outstanding clarity and transient response
- Lightweight 1/2 inch true condenser transducer diaphragm
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From the manufacturer
- Small Diaphragm Condenser
- Designed For Acoustic Instruments
- Legendary AKG Sound Quality
- Switchable 20dB Pad
- Robust and Durable Design
- Includes stand adapter
At the Point
The AKG P170 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone for recording of overheads, percussion, acoustic guitars and other strings. Its lightweight 1/2-inch true condenser transducer diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response. The P170 utilizes the experience of sound engineers from around the world and is considered an affordable alternative to the legendary AKG C451 B.
The AKG P170 is a general-purpose, small diaphragm microphone that bring AKG studio quality to the worlds of recording, live sound and broadcasting. It offers great sound to every application and is ideal for use as a drum overhead, on acoustic instruments, ensembles, guitars and other string instruments. Ideal for both the studio and stage, the AKG P170 rewards you with professional sound in any situation. Additionally, the AKG P170 features a switchable attenuation pad that lets you increase the headroom by 20dB for distortion-free, close mic recording.
Small Size. Superb Clarity.
Thanks to its small and lightweight design, the AKG P170 can be easily adjusted into any position for recording. The AKG P170 delivers outstanding clarity and transient response, plus it can handle sound pressure levels of up to 155dB without distortion.
The AKG P170 features an all-metal body construction which is not only durable, but also adds the rejection of RF interference, meaning you can use the mic near transmitter stations, wireless microphones, or other communications equipment. Ideal for both the studio and stage, the AKG P170's heavy-duty body and front grill ensure protection, and is also built to resist high temperatures and humidity.
The AKG Legacy - Inspiring Greatness for Decades
For more than 65 years, AKG has helped create the iconic sounds of some of the world’s most well known recording artists, engineers and producers. Our designers and engineers have made it their life’s passion to find new ways to deliver breakthrough experiences for artists of all levels. Whether in the studio or on stage, when you use AKG, you’re seconds away from creating history.
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The P170 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone for recording of overheads, percussion, acoustic guitars and other strings. Its lightweight 1/2-inch true condenser transducer diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response. The P170 utilizes the experience of sound engineers from around the world and is considered an affordable alternative to the legendary AKG C451 B.
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I bought a pair of these to use as a matched pair and even though they’re not technically matched they perform great in a stereo array.
Very low noise, great rejection from behind, and durable construction.
Alone or as a pair these mics sound great on acoustic guitars.
I’m no pro studio engineer. I’m just a guy who’s got a small home studio in a spare bedroom and these mics are great for my purposes. More than great. They make acoustic instruments sound amazing just like you hear them in the room thanks to their flat response and the 10dB pad is cool for when you want to mic an amp or drums. I recommend trying one of these with the pad on an amp. It gives electric guitar a different sound than you get from something like an SM57.
I would recommend this mic to someone on a budget in a home studio situation. If you go cheaper you’re going to get poor quality and have to upgrade your mic sooner rather than later. Of course there are more expensive SDCs and they’ll be better but I think this AKG is at the point where quality is great and spending more isn’t going to give you huge returns in terms of quality.
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Takes high levels well to - used for both Acoustic guitars and drum overheads so far...
Dont sound very different to my now elderly AKG C451/CK5...