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AKG P420 High-performance dual-capsule true condenser microphone

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P420 High-performance dual-capsule true condenser microphone

The P420 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding project studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity and 155dB maximum SPL, the P420 delivers a warm, transparent sound quality perfectly suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments, as well as drums and percussion. With three selectable polar patterns – cardioid, omnidirectional or figure 8 – it is an ideal tool for stereo miking techniques and ambient recording

General Specifications

Audio frequency bandwidth20 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level15 dB-A
Sensitivity28 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise79 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad-20 dB
Bass cut filter300 Hz - 12 dB/octave
Electrical impedance<= 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance>= 1000 Ohms
Polar PatternsCardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure of eight


Length165 mm
Diameter54 mm
Net Weight530 g

Audio Output

TypeBalanced XLR

Powering Interface

Voltage44 to 52 V
Current<= 3 mA


Project Studio -Yes


Piano / Strings -Yes
Horns / Woodwinds -Yes
Drums / Percussion -Yes
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