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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sw80's review"great for overhead mics"

AKG Perception 170
The AKG Perception 170 Condenser microphone is sleek , stylish and more than affordable. It is a instrument microphone with a small diaphragm to give a clean and accurate sound. It does require phantom power and it has a cardioid polar pattern. I have been using this microphone for the last 3 years and it has always worked great with a number of different instruments tried out on it. At one point it was my first option to go with when someone would come to record an instrument track.


This microphone does have a -20 db roll of switch and it is actually great for an overhead drum microphone. That is the reason that I am thinking of purchasing two more of these. The recordings you can get with the Perception are very clean and warmth. The makes the sound much better than I expected to get for a microphone that cost less than 100 dollars online.
There is also a Perception 100 and 200 that came out around the same time and they are pretty good too. I have used them and the 170 before and the only difference is the price. Most AKG microphones are very well made and they are very durable. The best part about this microphone is the -20 db roll off because it is a must have for a condenser microphone that records instruments. My least favorite thing about this microphone is that with it being a capsule microphone getting it to sit right in some setups gave me a headache. Working in a tight space trying to get this microphone to fit and still face the right way gave issues with it being so long. But you will not have any complaints with the recording quality of it. I highly recommend it and look forward to buying a few more of these soon for overhead.

radioblagon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good value"

AKG Perception 170
overhead drums and making room


used for 5 years, I have 2.
They are relatively accurate, noise-free.
Given the price, it is an excellent microphone for taking room in addition.
I'm doing tests with binaural recording.

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

AKG Perception 170
- What kind of microphone? (Song, sound, mixed ..)
This microphone is intended recording acoustic guitars and percussion, is what made me choose.

- What technology? (Electret, condenser ...)
It is small electrostatic diaphragm.

on the other hand Micka78 not agree with its cardioid pattern effectively allows him to what he has transplanted to the nose and a little bit on cts. The uni does that front, the omni-directional records everything around him a pice in situ.


- How long have you use it?
Since the month of AOT

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ It was in the hands of AKG, so good I think
+ The XLR is hefty so many connections and unplug in prvision
- The small switch of PAD recessed into the body of the microphone, so may be inconvenient to maneuver, but I do not use it, so am not sr.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
C'tait prodipe A1 is either a one or may be the still of the same style APEX, but the Product Available in Playback and price meant that ....

- How do you report qualitprix?
Playback at 99 whereas normally it should be more expensive, and good stuff that price I jumped on it.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Now I have enough micro, but if one of my two lche me and the price is also advantageous, it illico AKG.