Brand: AKG

SKU: AKG-P-420

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 -20 dB 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 for their price point. Requires phantom power.

AKG Perception 420 Condenser Microphone Features

  • Two back-to-back large-diaphragm capsules create a flexible multi-pattern microphone: cardioid, omni, figure-8
  • Switchable -20 dB 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
  • Outstanding POP packaging design

AKG Perception 420 Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Capsule: Large-diaphragm Dual-capsule
  • Polar patterns: Cardioid, omni, figure-eight
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 18 mA
  • Preattenuation pad: 0 dB , -20 dB
  • Bass-cut filter: 12 dB/octave at 300 Hz
  • Max. SPL for 0.5%: THD 135 dB / 155 dB (0 / -20 dB)
  • Impedance: <200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >1,000 ohms
  • Powering: 48 V phantom power
  • Current consumption: < 2 mA
  • Output connector: Gold-plated 3-pin XLR-type
  • Finish: Metallic blue
  • Dimensions: 2.1""W x 6.3""L (53 x 160mm)

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