AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

Regular price $179.00
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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/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.

In the Box:

  • AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone (Black)
  • Spider Shockmount
  • Metal Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


Primary Applications Live Sound, Studio Recording, Broadcast
Form Factor Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Condenser
Diaphragm 1" / 25.4 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
Orientation Side Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad -20 dB
High-Pass Filter 300 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment None
Indicators None
On-Board Controls High-Pass Filter, Pad, Polar Pattern
Windscreen None
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 135 dB SPL
155 dB SPL (with Pad)
Impedance 200 Ohms
Load Impedance ≥ 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity -31 dBV
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 79 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 15 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone Connector None
Bus Power None
Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption 3 mA
Color Black
Mounting Shockmount (Included)
Included Case Hard Case
Included Filters None
Construction Material Metal
Operating Temperature 22 to 92°F / -10 to 60°C
Dimensions ø: 2.1 x L: 6.5" / ø: 5.4 x L: 16.5 cm
Weight 1.17 lb / 0.53 kg