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AKG P170 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black)

BH #AKP170B • MFR #3101H00410
AKG P170 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black)
Key Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Pressure-Gradient Design
  • 0.5" Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm
  • Switchable 20 dB Pad
The black P170 from AKG is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid pattern designed to capture the sound of various acoustic and amplified instruments in project studios, home recordings and live situations. Offered as a cost-effective alternative to the classic AKG C451 B, this microphone is well suited for capturing guitars & strings, drums, hi-hats and percussion among others.
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AKG P170 Overview

The black P170 from AKG is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid pattern designed to capture the sound of various acoustic and amplified instruments in project studios, home recordings and live situations. Offered as a cost-effective alternative to the classic AKG C451 B, this microphone is well suited for capturing guitars & strings, drums, hi-hats and percussion among others.

The lightweight 0.5" gold-sputtered diaphragm delivers a clear sound with fast transients, and is capable of handling sound-pressure levels up to 155 dB without introducing perceptible distortion. A switchable 20 dB pad enables distortion-free recording of very loud sound sources often associated with proximity miking.

The all-metal body improves rejection of RF interference so you can use the microphone near transmitter stations and along with wireless microphones. The P170 is built to resist high temperatures and humidity. The rugged body and sturdy front grille protect it from the rigors of day-to-day use.

  • Gold-sputtered small-diaphragm prevents shorting to the back electrode at high sound-pressure levels
  • Capable of handling sound-pressure levels up to 155 dB with no apparent distortion
  • Switchable 20 dB pad for distortion-free close-miking
  • All-metal body for rejection of RF interference
  • Sturdy front grille protects microphone from tough handling
  • Built to resist high temperatures and humidity 

 

UPC: 885038037040

AKG P170 Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
135 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Pad
-20 dB
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
135 dB SPL
Impedance
200 Ohms
Load Impedance
1000 Ohms
Sensitivity
15 mV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
75 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
19 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
48 V
Physical
Dimensions
ø: 0.87 x L: 6.3" / ø: 22 x L: 160 mm
Weight
4.59 oz / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.7 x 7.6 x 3.3"

AKG P170 Reviews

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question

Will this mic work properly off 15v church fixed phantom power?
Asked by: Anonymous
This mic will operate properly on a range of 44 to 52 Volts phantom power.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Is there a mic capsule power supply like ...

Is there a mic capsule power supply like Sennheiser offers available for purchase?
Asked by: j
Thank you for your question. This unit does not have a capsule power supply available, you will only need to connect to a mic pre amp that can provide +48V of Phantom power
Answered by: Anthony
Date published: 2019-12-11

question

How can i get a replacement Mic Stand Adapter for P170?
Asked by: Shamim
It's an extremely common size. Almost any mic holder for a small diaphragm mic will work.
Answered by: Edward O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is this mike usable as on-camera microphone?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it is not usable on-camera. You would hear every bump and noise. For video you would use a stable boom mic stand. Also if you are using this where there is a breeze you would need a wind cover.
Answered by: Marc T.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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