AKG P820 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

AKG P820 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

AKG P820 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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AKG P820 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

AKG P820 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure-8
  • Dual 1-Inch Capsule
  • Switchable 20 dB Pad
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter at 80 Hz
  • 155 dB Maximum SPL
  • Remote-Control Unit
  • 9 Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Audio/Control 7-Pin XLR Cable
  • Spider Shockmount
  • Metal Carrying Case
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  • 1Description

The P820 from AKG is a multi-pattern side-address condenser microphone with a tube preamp well suited to record female & male vocals, brass instruments, guitars, and drums, in professional and project-studio settings. With a large 1" gold-sputtered dual-diaphragm capable of handling sound-pressure levels up to 155 dB and ECC83 dual-triode circuitry that adds even-order harmonics to the signal, this microphone delivers the typical warmth and three-dimensional sound tube microphones are famous for.

The P820 connects to its remote control via a dedicated 7-pin XLR audio/control cable. Nine discreet polar patterns can be selected from the control unit. These patterns are virtually frequency-independent so that reflected sound is reproduced accurately and without coloration. Also located on the control unit you will find a switchable low-cut filter at 80 Hz to help reduce rumble & wind noise, and a switchable 20 dB pad for distortion-free recording of loud sound sources when close-miking.

The P820 is built to resist high temperatures and humidity. The all-metal body and sturdy front grille improve rejection of RF interference and protect the microphone from the rigors of studio handling.

  • Side-address tube microphone with dual 1” gold-sputtered large diaphragm to prevent shorting to the back electrode at high sound-pressure levels
  • Nine polar patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8, wide cardioid, and the intermediate patterns in between (selectable on remote-control unit)
  • Capable of handling sound-pressure levels up to 155 dB with no apparent distortion
  • Low-cut filter at 80 Hz and 20 dB pad (selectable on remote-control unit)
  • All-metal body for rejection of RF interference
  • Sturdy front grille protects microphone from tough handling
  • Built to resist high temperatures and humidity
  • US-type, UK-type & European-type power cords included
  • Spider-type shockmount and metal carrying case included
UPC: 885038037071
In the Box
AKG P820 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Remote-Control Unit
  • Audio/Control Cable
  • Spider Shockmount
  • US-Type Power Cord
  • UK-Type Power Cord
  • European-Type Power Cord
  • Metal Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 78 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 16 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 155 dB SPL with 20 dB Pad Engaged
    Impedance 200 ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 ohms
    Sensitivity 20 mV/PA
    Low-Cut Filter Yes, 12 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Pad Yes, 20 dB
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
    Operating Temperature 14.00 to 140.00°F (-10 to 60°C)
    Operating Current Consumption 125 mA
    Operating Voltage 110 V - 120 V
    210 V - 240 V
    General
    Length 8.35" (212 mm)
    Diameter 2.13" (54 mm)
    Weight 26.98 oz (765 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 14.2 x 6.6"

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