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AKG Perception 220 - Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Heavy-duty Construction, 20dB Pad, Bass Roll-off, Shockmount, and Metal Case

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An Affordable Large-diaphragm AKG Condenser that Sounds Great!
The AKG Perception 220 large-diaphragm condenser microphone gives you the kind of versatile performance and reliability you need, whether you're capturing sources in a pro studio, tracking at home, or even going after great live sound. Featuring a cardioid pickup pattern, switchable 20dB attenuation pad, and bass roll-off switch, the Perception 220 has what you need to get great sound anywhere - it's built rugged enough to take the stage, while being sensitive and accurate enough to find a home in any mic locker. If you want great condenser mic performance at an incredibly low price, look no further than the Perception 220!

AKG Perception 220 Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
Perception Series

Versatile and affordable

Great in the studio - and on stage

AKG quality

Perception Series
The AKG Perception Series includes the 120, 170, 220, and 420. Each model features a 20dB attenuation pad for an even wider range of miking capabilities including vocals, brass instruments, electric guitar amps and drums across multiple market applications of studio recording, live sound and broadcast. Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria, the entire Perception line offers AKG's signature sound quality captured in a rugged precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy body with a dent-resistant stainless steel grille screen.

Versatile and affordable
The Perception 220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering outstanding build quality and excellent value. Its many useful features and included accessories make this microphone uncommonly versatile. It delivers a classic warm, clear sound and conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products. These standards are 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.

Great in the studio - and on stage
This mic's 1" large-diaphragm true condenser transducer brings AKG studio quality to the project studio as well as all other areas of recording and live sound applications. A switchable bass cut filter and preattenuation pad make it perfectly suited even for use on loud sound sources producing sound pressure levels up to 155 dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design makes it also a perfect choice for on-stage applications. The Perception 220 comes with a spider-type shock mount and a rugged metal case.

AKG quality
AKG has been designing and building top-quality microphones for over 60 years, and they continue to put great effort into meeting the needs of modern engineers, producers, and artists. From new, budget-minded models to classic studio essentials, AKG puts quality into every microphone they produce. When you see the familiar logo on an AKG mic, you know it's made to do the job, and do it well.

AKG Perception 220 Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:
Large-diaphragm, true condenser cardioid transducer

Rugged all-metal body

Roadworthy construction

Switchable 20dB preattenuation pad

Switchable bass-cut filter

Type: 1" large diaphragm true condenser

Polar pattern: Cardioid

Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz

Sensitivity: 18 mV/Pa (-35 dBV)

Max. SPL: 135dB/155dB (0/-20dB) for 0.5% THD

Equivalent noise level: 16dB-A (IEC 60268-4)

Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 78dB

Preattenuation pad: 0dB, -20dB

Bass filter: 12dB/octave at 300Hz

Impedance:<200 ohms

Recommended load impedance: >=1000 ohms

Current consumption: <2 mA

Power requirement: 48V phantom power to DIN/IEC

Connector: 3-pin XLR

Finish: Metallic blue/nickel grille

Designed and engineered by AKG in Vienna, Austria

Comes with spider-type shock mount and aluminium carrying case

The AKG Perception 220 gives you plenty of great AKG quality for your buck!

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Perception 220

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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