AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone

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The AKG P420 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding project studio recording applications.

Offering high sensitivity and 155dB maximum SPL, the AKG P420 delivers a warm, transparent sound quality perfectly suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments, as well as drums and percussion. With three selectable polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional or figure 8), it is an ideal tool for stereo miking techniques and ambient recording.

  • One-inch dual-diaphragm microphone with three selectable polar patterns for the perfect setting
  • Low noise electronics and transformerless output for high dynamic range
  • Switchable attenuation pad for high SPL applications up to 155 dB SPL


Get your AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    P420 Microphone
    Spider shock-Mount
    Aluminum Carrying Case

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AKGP420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone
 
4.9

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5.0

AKG P420

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from store 54

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Included Shockmount
  • Multi Pattern
  • Rich Condensor Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Studio Recording

    Comments about AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone:

    Got an acoustic piano, acoustic drum set and want to record your new licks...this is the microphone for you. Multi pattern settings enables you to position the microphone anywhere or anyway you need to achive that perfect sound

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    5.0

    Large diaphragm at a small price

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    from Lyndhurst, OH

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Clean Sound
    • Multi Pattern
    • Versatile Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acoustic Guitar
      • Drums
      • Overheads
      • Studio
      • Vocals

      Comments about AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone:

      AKG's commitment to excellence expands with the P420. An extremely versatile microphone due to its multi-pattern large diaphragm, the P420 can be used for a multitude of needs. From vocal to guitar, from over heads to side rooms, this mic can do it all. Perfect for the beginner who needs a great mic at a low price, but still an astounding mic for the seasoned veteran.

      *Staff reviewer Store 35 Lyndhurst, OH

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      5.0

      Versatile, solid mic

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      from Cleveland, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Sound Quality
      • Multiple Polar Patterns
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Drums
        • Guitar
        • Piano
        • Recording
        • Vocals

        Comments about AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone:

        There really isn't much this mic can't do. Acoustic guitars, electrics, drums, vocals, piano, brass and woodwinds, it can handle it all and sound good while doing it. The 3 polar patterns (omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure 8) allow you to really dial in the sound you need for your recording. The low frequency rolloff switch is also nice for voices or instruments that have a lot of thick bass coming through to even up the tone and make mixing easier. The included shockmount does a great job and the aluminum case is attractive and protects the mic very well for storage or traveling.

        This is a real hands on product review by Steve at Sam Ash Music in Lyndhurst, OH.

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        4.0

        Great condenser mic for the price

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        from Sam Ash Music Ontario

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone:

        The P420 is a great condenser mic for the price. High sensitivity and can handle up to 155dB SPL. Warm and transparent sound quality perfect for grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments. Also a great mic for drums and percussion. Three selectable polar patterns cardioid, omnidirectional or bi-directional, it is a very versatile mic and is great for stereo mic'ing setups.

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        5.0

        Perfect for the Home Studio

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        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Detailed
        • Distinct
        • Low Noise
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Vocals

          Comments about AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone:

          A pro sound really lies in the mix, but a great mic can certainly help achieve the desired results more easily. This lovely piece is very versatile and I have yet to find a voice that this mic hasn't been suited to. AKG has proven themselves to take frequency resonse in a neutral sense, and this mic shows that neutrality in the best way possible. It's rather difficult to sound bad, and the results that show up in the DAW inspire confidence.

           
          5.0

          Great Mic at a great price!

          By 

          from Edison NJ

          Comments about AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone:

          The AKG P420 microphone is warm sounding condenser mic. The bass filter switch is great feature that allows for a great variety of miking options. A nice condenser microphone at a great price!

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          5.0

          Awesome starter Mic

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          from Edison, NJ

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about AKG P420 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm True Condenser Microphone:

          The AKG P420 is a great condenser microphone for anyone looking to start recording. Very nice, warm sound with a bass filter switch and high SPL decibel switch which allows for a variety of tonal choices. The P420 also gives you a polar pattern switch for different miking options. Sturdy construction. It comes with the shock mount and hard shell case which is a great bonus.

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          Series P
          Model 420
          Polar Pattern Cardioid
          Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
          Output Impedence 200 ohms
          Dynamic Range (SPL) 155dB
          Low Cut Filter Yes
          Connector Type XLR
          Self Noise N/A
          Pad Yes
          Weight 530 g
          Dimensions 165mm x 54mm
          Matched Pair No
          Warranty Info:

          The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.