AKG Perception 420 Perception Series True Condenser Multi-Pattern Mic


Perception Series True Condenser Multi-Pattern Mic

Manufacturer Description:

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 pre-attenuation 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/aluminium alloy and boasts a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh front grille. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminium carrying case.

Type: Dual-capsule,1-inch large-diaphragm, true condenser pressure-gradient microphone
Polar pattern: Cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight
Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 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
Impedance: Recommended load impedance: >=1000 ohms
Powering: Power requirement: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Finish: metallic blue/nickel grille
Dimensions: 53 dia. X 165 mm/2 x 6.5 in.
Net weight: 525 g (18.5 oz.)
Shipping weight: 1,970 g (4.3 lb.)

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