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AKG Perception 220

Product Code: AKGX23
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The Perception 220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering outstanding build quality and excellent value. Its many useful features and included accessories make this microphone uncommonly versatile.

It delivers a classic warm, clear sound and conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products. These standards are based on AKG´s six decades of experience in making microphones and on input from sound engineers around the world who use AKG products every day.

Its 1-inch large-diaphragm true condenser transducer brings AKG studio quality to the project studio as well as all other areas of recording and live sound applications. A switchable bass cut filter and preattenuation pad make it perfectly suited even for use on loud sound sources producing sound pressure levels up to 155 dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design makes it also a perfect choice for on-stage applications. The Perception 220 comes with a spider-type shock mount and a rugged metal case.



1" Large Diaphragm True Condenser

Polar pattern


Frequency range

20 to 20,000 Hz


18 mV/Pa (-35 dBV)

Max. SPL

135 dB/155 dB (0/-20 dB) for 0.5% THD

Equivalent noise level

16 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)

Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)

78 dB

Preattenuation pad

0 dB, -20 dB

Bass filter

12 dB/octave at 300 Hz



Recommended load impedance

>=1000 ohms

Current consumption


Power requirement

48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC


3-pin XLR


metallic blue/nickel grille


53 dia. x 165 mm (2.1 dia. x 6.5 in.)

Net weight

525 g (18.5 oz.)

Shipping weight

1,970 g (4.3 lb.)

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