AKG Perception 170
AKG Perception 170
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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
 3 reviews50 %
 2 reviews33 %
 1 user review17 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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doudouground's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG Perception 170
What kind of microphone?

I use it for the hihat or ride, and I tested for transplanting a guitar amp. Coupled with an Audix i5, very satisfying!

What technology?

Microwave static (transistor course) in need of phantom power. Cardioid.


For how long have you been using it?

About 2 months.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

Mm in the registry, RODE NT5, Shure SM81.

What thing do you like most/least about it?

The pros:
-20db pad in my opinion is crucial to this type of use and very effective.
The microphone looks very sturdy for a static.

The -:
Its almost aggressive in the upper medium but does not distort the sound.
A bit too long, I prefer the style templates NT5, easier and less dangerous place for clumsy drummers ...

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

For less than 100 € new, and for his use, I find it very honestly. After one should not pass through a preamp to 1500 € to making singing, we agree!

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

Yes, at this time RAS and satisfied.

micka78's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG Perception 170
- What kind of microphone? (Song, sound, mixed ..)
This is not a microphone singing. It's a microphone that picks up acoustic instruments (guitar for example), possibly before a guitar amp to the battery (overhead), percussion, etc ...

- What technology? (Electret, condenser ...)
The Perception 170 is a micro electrostatic. It possde:

- A cardioid polar pattern

- A gold-plated diaphragm (plastic, gold plating on one side) to DViT a short circuit on rear llectrode even for extremely high sound pressure levels levs.

- Significant margin before saturation, minimum distortion: Able to reproduce without noticeable distortion of sound pressure levels of up to 155 dB and built to rsister tempratures lhumidit and leves.

- Pr-attnuateur of switchable sensitivity: The switch-pr attnuation the back of the microphone allows daugmenter 20 dB margin before saturation proximity to a recording of undistorted. The pr attnuateur DViT of sensitivity allows the output level of the microphone noccasionne, especially low frequencies, an overload of transformers on miniature frquemment utiliss advantages of between mixers, etc..


Small important note: The packaging is trs summary, and I regret qu'AKG have not provided a small pouch for the microphone being protected (like Sennheiser, Shure or even). Prvoyez to buy one, or simply do as I do, keep the bote and moss, and store when not in use anymore. This is an unfortunate for transportation, if it is a microphone that is used in studio and / or concert.


- How long have you use it?
I bought this microphone Monday, November 17

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
J'tais looking for a microphone to record my acoustic guitar, but I did not expect so much of this microphone. It can be rvler go anywhere, Swiss Army knife, either in studio or in concert (see above)

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Not at all ...

- How do you report qualitprix?
I pay by coupon Milonga in 70, but it was worth 100. Sure, it's a sum, but affordable compared to professional microphones, who rate much more expensive, empty. Finally, it is a good investment, given the possibility it offers, it will be useful both in studio and / or concert.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Honntement ... I do not know at all ...

I would put in a little while, a few samples of acoustic guitar recorded with this microphone.