Any reviews of the AKG Perception 420 LDC?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Sheehan-J, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Sheehan-J

    Sheehan-J Guest

    Right now I'm looking at picking it up for its price, versatility in pick up pattern, SPL range (155db max SPL I believe), and because I like the sound of AKG mics. I've worked briefly with the perception 200 and I'm wondering how this one differs, if it does at all.

    Input from anyone who's used it or heard it are much appreciated. I couldn't find any meaningful reviews about it on google or by searching up top, fyi.

    Thank You!
  2. Sheehan-J

    Sheehan-J Guest

    interesting... maybe I'll be the first to do it! :)
  3. the3kgt2

    the3kgt2 Guest

    Any update on this? I found an AKG Perception 420 for $200. Is it worth the price?
  4. rmsaudio

    rmsaudio Active Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    I'm curious to know if anyone has had any experience with this microphone in the last few years? I'm considering buying a few of these microphones at some point. Just for general purpose work. There's a demo "youtube" video that AKG put together, and the sound is pleasant to my ears, but the video was made by AKG (so I'm thinking "of course it sounds good!").

    There's a third party review or two on Youtube as well but they weren't made under "ideal" conditions. I'd be curious to know if anyone has used these in a studio setting, with acoustic instruments or voices? How well does the mic handle high frequency transients? Do you get a lot of noise transmission into the mic body through the stand etc?

    If anyone has used a stereo pair of these mics in omni mode on a piano, close to the hammers, in a small room, I'd like to hear the results if you're willing.
    Thanks :)!

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