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General purpose cardioid recording microphone


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Quick Overview

The AKG Perception 120 Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Bass Roll-off Switch and 20dB Pad.

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AKG Perception 120 Product Description

The AKG Perception 120 condenser microphone gives you the kind of versatile performance and reliability you need, whether you're capturing sources in a pro studio, tracking at home, or even going after great live sound. Featuring a cardioid pickup pattern, switchable 20dB attenuation pad, and bass roll-off switch, the Perception 120 has what you need to get great sound anywhere — it's built rugged enough to take the stage, while being sensitive and accurate enough to find a home in any mic locker. If you want great condenser mic performance at an incredibly low price, look no further than the Perception 120!


Perception Series

The AKG Perception Series includes the 120, 170, 220, and 420. Each model features a 20dB attenuation pad (some models also include a low-cut filter) for an even wider range of miking capabilities including vocals, brass instruments, electric guitar amps and drums across multiple market applications of studio recording, live sound and broadcast. Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria, the entire Perception line offers AKG's signature sound quality captured in a rugged precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy body with a dent-resistant stainless steel grille screen.


General purpose mic
The Perception 120 is a general-purpose recording mic with a wide, extended frequency response. The 2/3" diaphragm condenser microphone offers users outstanding quality, performance and value, making it an ideal studio microphone for home recording and project studio use. Designed for a wide range of applications used by ambitious hobby musicians as well as professional studios, this quality mic provides superb audio quality and performance at a competitive price.


AKG quality
AKG has been designing and building top-quality microphones for over 60 years, and they continue to put great effort into meeting the needs of modern engineers, producers, and artists. From new, budget-minded models to classic studio essentials, AKG puts quality into every microphone they produce. When you see the familiar logo on an AKG mic, you know it's made to do the job, and do it well.



AKG Perception 120 Condenser Microphone Key Features:


  • General-purpose cardioid recording microphone
  • Extended frequency response
  • Roadworthy construction
  • Switchable 20 dB preattenuation pad
  • Switchable bass cut filter
  • Type: 2/3" Diaphragm true condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 22 mV/Pa (-33dBV)
  • Max SPL: 130/150 dB (0/-20dB) for 0.5% THD
  • Equivalent noise level: 22dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
  • Signal/noise ratio: (A-weighted) 62dB
  • Preattenuation pad: 0dB, -20dB
  • Bass filter: 12dB/octave at 300Hz
  • Impedance: <200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >= 1,000 ohms
  • Current consumption: <3 mA
  • Power requirement: 48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Finish: Metallic blue

AKG Perception 120 Additional Information

Brand AKG
Condition New
Colour Silver
Diaphragm Large
Capsule Type Condenser
Connection Wired
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Microphone Impedance 200 ohms
Maximum SPL 30/150 dB (0/-20dB) for 0.5% THD
Microphone Sensitivity 22 mV/Pa (-33dBV)
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Circuit Type Solid State
EAN 9002761021028