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AKG P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone 

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The P420 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding project studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Multi-pattern 1" condenser.

The P420 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding project studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity and 155dB maximum SPL, the P420 delivers a warm, transparent sound quality perfectly suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments, as well as drums and percussion. With three selectable polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional or figure 8) it is an ideal tool for stereo miking techniques and ambient recording.

One-inch dual-diaphragm microphone with three selectable polar patterns for the perfect setting, low noise electronics and transformerless output for high dynamic range, and switchable attenuation pad for high SPL applications up to 155 dB SPL. Pro features in an affordable 1" diaphragm microphone.

FEATURES
  • Audio
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 155 dB
  • Sensitivity: 28 mV/Pa
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Pattern: Multi-pattern
  • 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

Order today and bring versatility to your project studio.

SPECIFICATIONS

P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone

  • General
    Audio Frequency bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 28 mV/Pa
    Equivalent Noise Level: 15 dB-A
    Signal to Noise: 79 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: Cardiod, Omnidirectional, Figure of eight

    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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AKGP420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

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4.0

Very versatile mic "if" you use it correctly.

By Joseph

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acoustic Guitar,Tenor Sax,Clarient
      • Acoustic guitar, Tenor Saxophone,Flute,Clarient,
      • Grand Piano,Vocals.
      • Upright Bass, Cello, Room mic, Latin Percussion

      Comments about AKG P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone:

      Like me, you probably run a home studio out of your living room or bedroom. This mic can be very versatile if used in a proper room with good mic placement technique. So here are some of the things I have used it on just to see how well it stood up.

      Acoustic Guitar- This mic gives goods results if placed where the bridge meets the neck about 10 inches away (in cardioid pattern). It's also sound good in a nice wooden room with the omni pattern engaged.

      Tenor Sax- I placed the mic about 14 inches away pointing down at the players hands about 5 inches left off the bell. I got a good "breathy" Stan Getz / Dexter Gordon" like tone. I would not recommend this mic for sax players with bright tones. Make sure your room has some reflection in it.

      Clarinet- In a nice wood floor room this sound great on Clarinet (in omni or cardioid pattern) I had the player sit and I placed the mic 2 feet away pointing at the players top hand. It sounded mince and warm. I wouldn't recommended this mic if the player has to play in the upper register a lot.

      Upright Bass-Place the mic about a good 12 inches away from the bass and point it just a few inches above the bridge. In a wood floor room, I got results with just the right amount of finger noise.

      Bongos- Make sure the pad is engaged and place the mic about a foot above the middle of the bongos.
      I got a good sound in a rather dead room.

      Grand Piano- This is a pretty good room mic for a grand piano in a nice wood room or hall( use omni pattern). It also works well for the bottom strings of the piano in figure 8 pattern

      Jazz Vocals- I didn't really like this for female vocals but it worked great on male vocalist with a baritone or tenor voice.

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      5.0

      One of the Best Sounding Microphones Period!!

      By Mesoreptile

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • AKG Dependability
      • Durable all Metal Monstruction
      • Exceptional Clarity
      • Sensitive Capsule
      • Super flat baseline

      Cons

      • Slightly Heavy When Using Shockmount

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio Mic
      • Professional Recording
      • Professional Studio Mic

      Comments about AKG P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone:

      I purchased this mic because it has great reviews on the internet and I saw a few U-Tube videos of it compared to other top mics and was impressed, and for the money it is a no brainer...... I must say I am so very very glad I bought this mic!! Yesterday a friend came into my studio and brought his own AKG C414 XLS because he figured the P420 would sound horrible..... We were both floored on comparison- we used the same setup and recorded with both, then analysed in Logic Pro X- The differences are not even worth mentioning- practically inaudible to the human ear. We did electric guitar, bass, drums and vocals. The only real noticeable difference was in vocals, where the C414 was a bit tinny sounding on higher frequencies. I will say the C414 has lower self noise, and 6 more various polar patterns to choose so if this is important and you have huge budget go for it. But the P420 sounds just as good in my studio shootout, so save some $$ and hit up a P420, will not disappoint!!

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      5.0

      Great Price/Performance

      By D

      from USA

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      Pros

      • Appears to be solidly built.
      • Big improvement for studio vocals over SM58.
      • Great price/performance tradeoff.
      • Nice spider and carrying case included.

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AKG P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone:

          I've always wanted to get a condenser microphone, but the cheaper ones seemed to have problems (according to reviews) while the better ones were very expensive, as we all know. This one seems perfect. I did get it on a 6-hour sale, so the price was well below the street price, and I sprang on it after seeing that it had very good reviews for its price range, even at the street price.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Mic For the Money!

          By DTF

          from Chattanooga

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          Pros

          • Comes with a hard case and a nice shock mount.
          • Excellent Value
          • Good Feature Set
          • Sounds Great
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AKG P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone:

              Could not be happier with this mic, especially for the price. This is a well made mic with 3 polar patterns. We bought it to use primarily for vocals and instruments in a bluegrass type (stand around the mic) setting. Works great for this. Highly recomend.

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