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AKG P220 Project Studio Condenser Microphone

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The P220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering a warm and clear sound for lead vocals, acoustic guitar and brass instruments. A swi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Large diaphragm condenser with shockmount included.

The P220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering a warm and clear sound for lead vocals, acoustic guitar and brass instruments. A switchable bass-cut filter and attenuation pad make it perfectly suited for use on loud sound sources with sound pressure levels up to 155dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design also makes the P220 a perfect choice for on-stage applications.

The P220 represents the most popular and successful microphone within the actual Project Studio Line. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminum carrying case.

FEATURES
Audio
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 155 dB
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa
Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
Applications
  • Primary: Studio
  • Secondary: Stage
  • Other: Not applicable
Physical
  • L x W x (D): 6.3 x 7/8"
  • Weight: 1lb. 2oz. (530g)
Other
  • Case: Metal
  • Clip: Shock mount

Order today and get a professional-quality vocal mic in your project studio.

SPECIFICATIONS
General
  • Audio Frequency bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 16 dB-A
  • Signal to Noise: 78 dB-A
  • Preattenuation Pad: -20 dB
  • Bass Cut Filter: 300 - 12 dB/octave Hz
  • Electrical Impedance: <= 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >= 1000 Ohms
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid
Powering Interface
  • Voltage: 44 to 52 V
  • Current: <= 3 mA
Audio Output
  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-pin
Dimensions / Weight:
  • Length: 165 mm
  • Diameter: 54 mm
  • Net Weight: 530 g
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AKGP220 Project Studio Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

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5.0

Wish I Had Bought This Microphone a Lot Sooner

By Hugh Jass

from Austin, Texas

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Pros

  • Attractive design
  • Full, transparent sound
  • Included shock mount is very sturdy
  • Substantially built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Voice recording

    Comments about AKG P220 Project Studio Condenser Microphone:

    For the past couple of years, I had been using a Nady SCM-800, as circa 50 had been the most I could spare for a vocal mic - but in the more affluent interim, I had not bothered to wonder if I could do better. Recently, I started to notice that that mic was prone to sibiliance of the "crispy" variety, though it did serve the low end of a baritone voice rarther well. I also came to realize that it was not, in fact, a "large-"diaphragm mic, but rather a "medium," and that a larger diaphragm would surely capture more nuance and presence of a voice.

    This time, I my budget permitted spending up to 150 on a mic. One reviewer compared the P220 to the AKG C214 as being identical in sound and performace, so I gravitated toward this one, though all the reviews of the P220 were nothing but positive.

    Once I got the P220 set up with my preamp/interface and my DAW, I recorded a vocal track. My suspicions about a larger diaphragm and my expectations about an AKG-brand mic were affirmed: I could hear my own voice in so much greater detail that it MADE ME A BETTER SINGER. That's how it felt, and sounded, anyway. I kept the first take, with a couple of small re-take parts. I was elated.

    Now I wish that I had bought the AKG P220 a LOT sooner (if it's not a new production model; I don't know). I regret not having recorded so many songs with a much better microphone for vocals. At the time, the SCM-800 had been a big "step up" from the USB mic I'd been using. Not to denigrate the Nady brand - fine manufacturer. The SCM-800 was so inexpensive because it's not exactly their best.

    The bass-rolloff switch on the body of the P220 reduces the "proximity effect," whereby sounds get louder as they approach the mic. For a baritone voice, this is an important detail, to avoid boominess. Sibilance with this mic is easy to tame.

    Home-recording vocalists: BUY AS GOOD A MIC AS YOU CAN AFFORD; EVEN GO INTO DEBT FOR AN EVEN BETTER ONE! You'll sound better now and have far fewer regrets later.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Versetile Mic!

    By drumdude

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about AKG P220 Project Studio Condenser Microphone:

    I have a little rehearsal space and I've started recording rehearsals toward the end of 2014. I picked up 3 AKG P220's in April of 2015 so I've been using them for about 10 months now. I'm using 2 as stereo overheads on drums and the third up close on guitar cabs. As overheads, the P220's sound noticeably clearer in the mid-range than my old 57's they replaced, and have slightly better high end and way better low end response. My intention when getting 3 was to use the 3rd P220 for the singer, put one of my old 57's on my snare, and the other 57 on the guitar cab. But the first singer I had over really wanted a hand held mic so I gave him a 57 and put the P220 on the guitar cab. That's how I've used it ever since. This sounds amazing on every guitar amp I've put it on. I've never had to eq the guitar channel on any of the recordings of any of the guitar players I've had over. Fortunately the guys I know all have great tone already. Every one of the guitar players asked me what mic I used the next time they came over. Some have even taken pictures.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great quality for a decent price

    By Ric P.

    from Massachusetts

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG P220 Project Studio Condenser Microphone:

      After research and talking to my peers, I purchased the AKG P220. Excellent choice on my part.

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