AKG Perception 820 Tube Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

AKG Perception 820 Tube Condenser Microphone; Affordable Tube sound
Unlike other tube microphones in its price range, the Perception 820 Tube delivers real tube sound quality thanks to its dual one-inch large diaphragm capsule and the sophisticated ECC 83 dual-triode circuitry. The remote control unit provides the 820 with versatility by offering the user to select between 9 different pickup patterns and has both switchable bass-cut filter and attenuation pad controls while an additional ground lift switch prevents unwanted hum. The Perception 820 comes complete with a spider-type shock mount and a metal carrying case.

AKG Perception 820 Features

  • Two back-to-back one-inch large diaphragms featuring True Condenser Technology
  • An ECC 83 dual-triode tube circuitry emphasizes even-order harmonics for rich, smooth and three-dimensional sound
  • The elegant remote control unit allows selection of 9 different pickup patterns from omnidirectional to cardioid to figure 8
  • The switchable bass cut filter (80 Hz, 12 dB/oct) reduces unwanted rumble or footfall noise
  • A 20 dB allenuation pad enables for high SPL applications up to 155 dB
  • Brush-finished, anodized Aluminium front plate and all-metal housing for maximum shielding
  • A ground lift switch prevents unwanted hum if necessary
  • Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria
The Perception 820 Tube raises the bar in its class – It shows real tube sound, the highest dynamic range, the most comprehensive features and comes complete with useful accessories at an unbeatable price.

Product Specifications
AKG Perception 820 Tube Condenser Microphone Specifications
  • Type: 1-inch dual-diaphragm, true condenser pressuregradient
  • Polar pattern: selectable on Remote Control Unit
    • Omnidirectional
    • Cardioid
    • Figure eight
    • Plus six intermediate patterns
  • Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV ±3 dB)
  • Max SPL: 135/155 dB SPL (0/-20 dB) for 0.5% THD
  • Equivalent noise level: 16 dB-A (IEC 60268-4)
  • Preattenuation pad: -20 dB (switchable on Remote Control Unit)
  • Bass cut filter slope: 12 dB/Oktave, 80 Hz (switchable on Remote Control Unit)
  • Impedance: <=200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >=1000 ohms
  • Power: Powered via Remote Control Unit
  • Connector: dedicated 7-pin male XLR
  • Remote Control Unit Audio/control input: dedicated 7-pin female XLR
  • Audio output: standard 3-pin male XLR, balanced, pin 2 hot
  • Polar pattern selector: 9-position detented rotary switch
  • Bass cut filter switch: 2-position toggle switch
  • Preattenuation switch: 2-position toggle switch
  • Power voltage: 210-240 VAC or 110-120 VAC, selectable
  • Primary fuse: 125 mA / 250 V slow-blow
  • Dimensions (Dia x H): 2 x 8.3 inches (53 x 212 mm)
  • Net weight: 1.9 lbs (870 g)
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Phone:  818-920-3212 Warranty:  2 Year
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