AKG Perception 120

AKG Perception 120

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Perception 120, Large diaphragm condenser microphone from AKG in the Perception series.

8 user reviews
Prices starting at $84 Average price: $84

AKG Perception 120 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: AKG
  • Model: Perception 120
  • Series: Perception
  • Category: Large diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 03/22/2009

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AKG Perception 120 user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 8 reviews )
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Ramanou's review" Perception 120 ..."

AKG Perception 120
I use it mostly for to sing and frankly, there is nothing wrong! I recommend it.


I use it for 6 months now and I am very satisfied.

Sonic.Fury's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Deal"

AKG Perception 120
They know the characteristics


I use it regularly for a few years, well, frankly, for the price ... Yeah I would do this choice altogether, or else I will take one of the above versions in this series.

This microphone, it is solid, you can carry around everywhere, it resists everything. In terms of sounds, well, it is a micro 100 balls which, so it is not comparable with neumann is clear ... on the other hand I find it downright made his taf.

I use it for everything and anything, failing to have something else for lack of resources. I transplanted amps, folk guitars, he took singing, kick drum, I'm already served in room setting and even perched for a short film (yeah, it's a big lack of resources) . But with a proper preamp behind ... Well it has nothing to envy to many more than that microphones.

The value for money, it slams.

NfDG's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" well"

AKG Perception 120
all is said in the notices prédédents.
I used to catch me voice, acoustic guitar and microphone as background. I have two that I go through a tube preamp sm pro TC02.


It's been two years that I have and I am very happy to use that I can be. but yes, we must work downstream equalization to correct frequencies very pronounced, but nothing too dramatic! and for the price you can not really play hard.
I tried a microphone at Thomann (which I know) but he had not scored more than that. then I am not a sound engineer and my level of requirement is not excessive, so ...
value for money is very good and if I had the choice again, with the same budget or more, the choice I would do without hesitation.

srvince's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG Perception 120
Equipped with a cardioid polar pattern, the 120 is a micro Percpeption unidirectional electrostatic plutt robust. It is mixed (vocals and instrumentals taken from his possible). Submitted are two switches on the front of the microphone: a low-cut filter and a pre-attnuateur of sensitivity switchable.
This microphone can be used both for the home studio for the scne.

Technical specifications:

electrostatic microphone, type back
electret, pressure gradient,
diaphragm 17 mm
Open circuit sensitivity: 18 mV / Pa (-35 dBV)
Frequency drives range: 20 Hz 20 kHz
Impdance: ≤ 200 ohms
Impdance load
recommended: ≥ 1200 ohms
Noise equivalent
CCIR 468-2: 32 dB
Equivalent noise level according
IEC 60268-4 (lay A): 22 dB-A
S / N ratio:
rapp. 1 Pa (lay A): 72 dB
Maximum level. Sound pressure
(Dth = 0.5%): 130 / 150 dB SPL (0 / -20 dB)
Environment: temprature:-10C +60 C
HR: 80% (+25 C)
Power input: 48 V 4 fantme V
DIN 45 596 / IEC 268-15
Consumption: ≤ 2 mA
Connector: 3-pin XLR (pin 2 hot)
Dimensions: 53 mm dia. x 165 mm high
Net weight: 525 g
Low-cut filter slope: 12 dB / octave, 300 Hz
Pr-attenuation: -20 dB (switchable)


I use the microwave for a week and a half. Good microphone, and made good trs trs report qualitprix INTERESTED. The precision is also well suprieure what I've learned from my Previous acquisitions.
I intend to use this mic for home studio with essentially taken voice and catch his acoustic guitar. My impressions are Premire DJ conclusive enough to use as I do.

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