AKG Acoustics P170
Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone
The P170 is a simple Cardioid pencil condenser. It is the 3rd-generation pencil mic from AKG’s “Perception” line of project-studio microphones.
Like its immediate predecessor (the Perception 170), the P170 has a half-inch “true condenser” (externally polarized) capsule.
Another feature retained from the Perception 170 is the switchable 20dB pad.
How does the P170 differ from the Perception 170?
- The P170 has higher sensitivity, 15mV/Pa vs 12mV/Pa.
- The P170 has lower self-noise, 19dBA vs 21dBA.
- The P170 has a black finish, rather than metallic silver/blue.
- The P170 MSRP is roughly half the price of the Perception 170: $129 vs. $279.
The P170 ships with a hard mount.
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|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(15 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 12.5mm
||200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 155 dB
Self-noise: 19.0 dB(A)
|130g (4.59oz)||160mm (6.30'')||22mm (0.87'')||
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