AKG adds to its Perception Series by introducing the Perception 400, a multi-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser microphone designed for both studio and live sound applications.
The Perception 400 offers selectable cardioid, omni and figure-8 pickup patterns with a switchable 10dB pad and switchable bass cut filter. The Perception 400 features two separate back-to-back, 1-inch diameter vibrating surface capsules with gold-sputtered foil diaphragms. The externally biased “true” condenser capsules are said to deliver greater performance consistency, especially in high temperature and humidity conditions. According to AKG, the Perception 400 features a full 20 to 20k Hz response and 145dB max SPL capability at less than 0.5% THD.
The Perception 400 boasts a durable, modern precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy metal chassis with a stainless steel, dent-resistant grille screen to protect the capsules. Like the Perception 200, the Perception 400 comes in a metal-framed “sound tools” carrying case with a screw-on, spider-type shock-mount.