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AKG Perception 220

Large diaphragm condenser microphone from AKG belonging to the Perception series

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jarvis_stevenjarvis_steven

Trustworthy, Roadworthy, Cheap and Versatile! Great Budget Mic!

AKG Perception 220Published on 09/10/14 at 12:11
The Perception 220 is a fixed cardioid, large diaphragm FET condenser mic. It's frequency response ranges from 20-20,000Hz and is fairly flat. In theory, it could be a perfect vox microphone in a studio setting because of how flat the response is.

Here is a picture of the graphed response:

https://en.audiofanzine.com/condenser-microphone/akg/Perception-220/medias/pictures/a.play,m.923034.html

It is also a nice overhead.
I've only used it as a single overhead, but a matching pair would sound delicious because of where the peak sits on the high frequencies(somewhere between 10 and 11k).
It's got a high pass filter or bass rolloff switch that will bring down the lows starting at about...…
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The Perception 220 is a fixed cardioid, large diaphragm FET condenser mic. It's frequency response ranges from 20-20,000Hz and is fairly flat. In theory, it could be a perfect vox microphone in a studio setting because of how flat the response is.

Here is a picture of the graphed response:

https://en.audiofanzine.com/condenser-microphone/akg/Perception-220/medias/pictures/a.play,m.923034.html

It is also a nice overhead.
I've only used it as a single overhead, but a matching pair would sound delicious because of where the peak sits on the high frequencies(somewhere between 10 and 11k).
It's got a high pass filter or bass rolloff switch that will bring down the lows starting at about 300Hz.
It also has a pad switch that brings it down -20dB which has lead to me experiment with it in live situations. It works great as a live overhead, room mic, and Bass Cab mic.

It comes with a shock mount and a decent plastic carrying case. It is on sale for 150$ new. When I purchased it a few years back, I think it was closer to 200$. 150$ for this microphone is a steal.



OVERALL OPINION

My favorite thing about this mic is that I've yet to get tired of it. As a 150$ microphone, that is actually astounding!
I also love that it gives so much freedom to E.Q. in post! Equally captured frequencies are incredibly helpful when doing a large mix!
Where the highs are smoothly accented in the response, it is also able to capture very natural sounds. I love using it to record live acoustic sessions. Great for catching the dynamic of the room.
This mic was recommended to me by a friend and fellow sound engineer years ago. I bought it as my first condenser. It still finds it's way into most of my studio projects somehow or another.

I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new mic to add to their collection but especially to those who are new to the world of pro audio and in need of a first decent and decently priced condenser mic. It is all around trust worthy.

Pros:
- Price Point; It will pay for itself in one session.
- Flat Frequency Response makes it very versatile.
- Very smooth sound.
- Great overhead.
- Great Vocal mic(in a studio setting).
- Great room mic.

Cons:
- DO NOT BOTHER trying to mic guitar cabs.
- A little sensitive. Even for a condenser.
- The High Pass filter cuts too much out and starts to affect the warmth of the sound.
- Figuring out the proper time to use the pad versus volume or gain cuts can be tricky. It could just be me, though.
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jdabenejdabene

AKG Perception 220Published on 06/26/12 at 10:10
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Microphone singing on fantom power supply, ddi studio

NOTICE GLOBAL

This microphone is excellent
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shyplayshyplay

AKG Perception 220Published on 03/05/14 at 08:13
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
* What kind of microphone?

Singing with a fairly infrequent use.

* What technology?

Capacitor

OVERALL OPINION

* How long have you use it?

3 years

* Did you try many other models before buying it?

Yes but much more expensive to schools sounds

* What is the particular feature you like best and least?

(+) It taf (-) without being very precise

* How would you rate the quality / price?

Not bad

* With experience, you do again this choice?

I think yes
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djamadjama

good mic for the price

AKG Perception 220Published on 08/02/12 at 06:32
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I use this mic for vocals. For now on a male voice quite serious and hot.
Comes in a nice carrying case with everything you need.
It is heavy and feels solid.

OVERALL OPINION

I have very little experience with the microphones. And I did not long ago.
But for now, that I go out I like. It must be said that the singer I record has a beautiful voice.
And is rather well rendered, rather subtle.
In fact I'm very happy, but I have no points of comparison. I would say to models, it's perfect. And maybe to make recordings more seriously, but in this case, I guess you have a play adapted (that I did not) and an acquisition channel audio very transparent.
For my little portable...…
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I use this mic for vocals. For now on a male voice quite serious and hot.
Comes in a nice carrying case with everything you need.
It is heavy and feels solid.

OVERALL OPINION

I have very little experience with the microphones. And I did not long ago.
But for now, that I go out I like. It must be said that the singer I record has a beautiful voice.
And is rather well rendered, rather subtle.
In fact I'm very happy, but I have no points of comparison. I would say to models, it's perfect. And maybe to make recordings more seriously, but in this case, I guess you have a play adapted (that I did not) and an acquisition channel audio very transparent.
For my little portable configuration (macbook pro + + AudioBox VTB1), this is the best!
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Tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: AKG
  • Model: Perception 220
  • Series: Perception
  • Category: Large diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 12/19/2008

Audio

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 155 dB
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa

Pattern and type

  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted

Applications

  • Primary: Studio
  • Secondary: Stage
  • Other: Not applicable

Physical

  • L x W x (D): 6.3 x 7/8"
  • Weight: 1lb. 2oz. (530g)
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Other names: perception 220, perception220, microd'enregistrementstudioakgperception220, micro d'enregistrement studio akg perception220

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