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AKG Acoustics P170

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  • MSRP: $99


P170 Documentation

CardioidAKG 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?

  1. The P170 has higher sensitivity, 15mV/Pa vs 12mV/Pa.
  2. The P170 has lower self-noise, 19dBA vs 21dBA.
  3. The P170 has a black finish, rather than metallic silver/blue.
  4. 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
Cardioid (15 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 12.5mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 155 dB
Self-noise: 19.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
130g (4.59oz) 160mm (6.30'') 22mm (0.87'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ± 4v

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