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AKG PERCEPTION 170 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Cardioid

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AKG PERCEPTION 170 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Cardioid

The Perception 170 is a small-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering outstanding build quality and excellent value. The lightweight diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response and conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products.

The Perception 170’s design is 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.

Its 1/2-inch small-diaphragm true condenser transducer brings AKG studio quality to the project studio and all other areas of recording. A switchable preattenuation pad enable the Perception 170 to be used close to sound sources delivering up to 155 dB SPL. The heavy-duty, all-metal chassis and reliable gold-plated XLR-type output make the Perception 170 an excellent choice for a variety of live sound applications, too.


  • Professional small-diaphragm, true condenser cardioid microphone
  • Switchable 20 dB preattenuation pad
  • Heavy-duty, roadworthy, all-metal construction
  • AKG sound quality
  • Designed and engineered by AKG in Vienna, Austria


  • Type: 1/2" diaphragm, externally polarized condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 12 mV/Pa (-38 dBV)
  • Max. SPL: 135/155 dB (0/-20dB) for 0.5% THD
  • Equivalent Noise Level: <21 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 73 dB (re 1 Pa)
  • Preattenuation Pad: 0dB, -20dB
  • Impedance: <200 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >=1,000 ohms
  • Current Consumption: <=2mA
  • Power Requirement: 48V phantom power to DIN/IEC
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Finish: Metallic Blue
  • Dimensions: 0.9" dia. x 6.3"
  • Net Weight: 4.6 oz
  • Shipping Weight: 16 oz

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