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AKG Perception 200 Condenser Microphone  

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    The time-proven sound of an AKG large-diaphragm microphone.

    With the AKG Perception 200 Condenser Mic, you get the extras that professionals need for demanding studio work, or for live music applications. Its large diaphragm delivers a full 20Hz-20kHz frequency response that will capture every nuance of any voice or instrument. It can be used in sound fields as high as 145dB, thanks to a switchable -10dB pre-attenuation pad. If you need to place the Perception 200 close to a chesty-voiced singer or a bass-heavy instrument, the mic has a low-frequency roll-off switch that engages a 12 dB-per-octave filter at 300Hz to minimize boominess. It comes with a full-size studio shock mount that eliminates mic stand vibration or footfalls from interfering with your recording and includes a hardshell road case to protect the mic from damage. Backed by AKG's generous 2-year parts and labor warranty.

    Features

    • Large-diaphragm microphone
    • Full 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response
    • Switchable -10dB pre-attenuation pad
    • 145dB SPL handling
    • Roll-off filter of 12 dB-per-octave at 300Hz
    • 2-year parts and labor warranty

    Great mic. Great price. Order today.

     
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    4.8

    (based on 69 reviews)

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    Outstanding buy... Get it while you can!

    I bought this AKG Perception 200 relatively recently, however I had been eyeing it and contemplating purchasing it for quite a long time... maybe 6 months or so. And I am thoroughly...Read complete review

    I bought this AKG Perception 200 relatively recently, however I had been eyeing it and contemplating purchasing it for quite a long time... maybe 6 months or so. And I am thoroughly pleased with it. I use this mic for vocals, for acoustic guitar (in addition to a perception 150), electric guitar amp (in addition to a Sm57), and I'm sure I could count on this mic to do just about any job I'd need. Granted, you could do better, but then again, I'm a 17 year old kid who's been recording for about 3 or 4 years, and making money by tutoring neighbors in algebra. I didn't have the money to afford a Neumann ... however, seeing as the only mic I had in my bedroom studio for about 2 or 3 years was a Sm58, I did have a need for a new mic and I decided to get what I could for the money I had. That's what attracted me to this jewel. For the price, I believe that this mic cannot be beat. My vocals cut through clearly on everything I record. I'm a baritone, and I recently recorded a version of House of the Rising Sun and I was singing it in a very low octave, something that should have been sung by a bass. So, because I was, in certain parts, singing to the bottom of my vocal range, I was not belting or anything, in fact I was singing pretty quietly. And, frankly I was amazed when I heard the play back: despite the low volume of my vocals, the mic picked them up very cleanly, and they cut through the guitar, bass, and organ tracks very clearly. This is really a great mic, and unfortunately, it won't be for sale much longer because AKG has put out a new version of it. I would recommend this one over the new one, but the Perception 200s are going quick I believe, so I recommend you buy this great mic pretty soon.

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    Stopped working just after warranty expired

    It sounded decent, while it worked. I had it for a couple of years, though didn't use it very much. Recently started using it more and it is dead. The warranty will...Read complete review

    It sounded decent, while it worked. I had it for a couple of years, though didn't use it very much. Recently started using it more and it is dead. The warranty will not cover it. It's not even a good paper weight now(it rolls away). It's not a bad sounding mic, however if the life expectancy is only a couple of years you are better off spending a little more to get something that is constructed a little better.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good mic Great price

    By Isaac -uLXMZ

    from Nashville, TN

    I've had mine for a couple years now and I'm happy with it. I've used better vocal mics but not by much, and they were 5 times the price. As an active songwriter in the nashville market I've pitched many songs with this mic as the key piece of equipment.

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    5.0

    Outstanding buy... Get it while you can!

    By Pickup my guitar and play

    from Santa Barbara, CA

    I bought this AKG Perception 200 relatively recently, however I had been eyeing it and contemplating purchasing it for quite a long time... maybe 6 months or so. And I am thoroughly pleased with it. I use this mic for vocals, for acoustic guitar (in addition to a perception 150), electric guitar amp (in addition to a Sm57), and I'm sure I could count on this mic to do just about any job I'd need. Granted, you could do better, but then again, I'm a 17 year old kid who's been recording for about 3 or 4 years, and making money by tutoring neighbors in algebra. I didn't have the money to afford a Neumann ... however, seeing as the only mic I had in my bedroom studio for about 2 or 3 years was a Sm58, I did have a need for a new mic and I decided to get what I could for the money I had. That's what attracted me to this jewel. For the price, I believe that this mic cannot be beat. My vocals cut through clearly on everything I record. I'm a baritone, and I recently recorded a version of House of the Rising Sun and I was singing it in a very low octave, something that should have been sung by a bass. So, because I was, in certain parts, singing to the bottom of my vocal range, I was not belting or anything, in fact I was singing pretty quietly. And, frankly I was amazed when I heard the play back: despite the low volume of my vocals, the mic picked them up very cleanly, and they cut through the guitar, bass, and organ tracks very clearly. This is really a great mic, and unfortunately, it won't be for sale much longer because AKG has put out a new version of it. I would recommend this one over the new one, but the Perception 200s are going quick I believe, so I recommend you buy this great mic pretty soon.

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    5.0

    Great mic

    By Nex Iuguolo

    from Oakland

    This is basically the pro sound that I expected. There are hard S's- but if you listen closely, you can hear that on most pro recordings; and it distorts when you get in close. (Near-field effect?) If you sit back a little (0.5-1ft), however, you get an amazing sound. These are definitly not dynamic mics. I used to have to load on the effects (EQ, Compression, Chorus, etc.) just to get any kind of 'natural sound'. Now, I can get away with clear sound.Sensitive mic. Get a booth, or try the roll-off @300hz with the -10db pad.Overall, an awesome investment. Oh yeah, and get a pop filter too.

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    5.0

    Voiceover Workhorse

    By VOICEMAN59

    from Southern Indiana

    I bought this mic to use in voiceover work after researching through some broadcast trade pubs and user comments.With some slight EQ this mic provides crisp and clear results while maintaining a warmth that is a broadcast professionals dream.This is a well built unit with a nice case and shock mount included.I am sure the EV RE20 is probably better (I dont see how) but you can't go wrong at this price. Value priced with professional results.I can only attribute the negative comments to those who might not have good equipment to plug in to because this mic is awesome!For less than half the cost of an EV RE20 it provides excellent results for vocals. Get one now!

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    WAY TOO MUDDY

    By Alex P.-9ZaCa

    from Tennessee

    this microphone is prolly one of the worst mics ive ever used...the sound quality sucks...it sounds way too muddy and muffled...its NOT CRISP NOT CLEAN...DO NOT BUY...im sending mine back tommorrow to get a shure...THIS MIC IS A WASTE OF MONEY...AND TIME

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Stopped working just after warranty expired

    By d1yQYqmSq

    from Undisclosed

    It sounded decent, while it worked. I had it for a couple of years, though didn't use it very much. Recently started using it more and it is dead. The warranty will not cover it. It's not even a good paper weight now(it rolls away). It's not a bad sounding mic, however if the life expectancy is only a couple of years you are better off spending a little more to get something that is constructed a little better.

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    5.0

    YESSSS!!!!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    When i went to go buy this mic it was just to add to my collection and i was honestly kind of weary, but after using it my worries were put to rest!!! Its one of my top 5 and i can say i like it as much as my mxl 2001/neuman u47 modded mic (you should try it if you own that mxl)

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    5.0

    I own it

    By bbeard34

    from mississippi

    This is the best microphone for the price online. boy... its got a beautiful sound. very crisp, if ever there was a microphone to make you sing better, its this one :) great buy

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    5.0

    Just what I wanted!

    By Tym

    from Adamsville Tennessee

    The best mic I had before getting this AKG Perception 200 was the SM58 workhorse. I was happy but new I'd get a large-diaphragm one day. I can't believe the warmth and headroom of this mic. It is unreal. My recordings sound so much more professional now. I Never wrote a review for anything. Choosing a mic, I read the reviews and they helped me so much. I agree totally---get this mic. It is impressive. If something happened to this baby, I'd buy another immediately.

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    5.0

    I Love It!

    By CoryH.

    from Habersham, GA

    I've had this mic for two years now and i love it. I use it on pretty much everything i record. I've used it for vocals, acoustic and electric guitar/bass, and drums/hand drums and it sounds great with everything. Very clear and great quality.

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