AKG Unveils Perception 820 Tube Microphone

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At Musikmesse Frankfurt, AKG announced the Perception 820 Tube microphone, the most recent addition to its Perception Series of condenser microphones, which include the P 120, P 170, P 220 and P 420. Each microphone features a 20 dB attenuation pad and a low cut filter for an extensive range of microphone applications, including vocals, brass instruments, electric guitar amps and overhead miking.

The Perception 820 Tube features a dual one-inch true condenser large diaphragm capsule that promises a clear and accurate signal for lead vocals, brass instruments, overhead miking and other applications. The ECC 83 dual-triode tube circuitry and the output transformer emphasize even-order harmonics for rich, smooth and three-dimensional sound. The remote control unit allows selection of nine different pickup patterns, from omni-directional to cardioid to figure-8. It also controls the switchable second-order bass-cut filter and the switchable attenuation pad. Moreover, a ground lift switch prevents unwanted hum if necessary. The brush-finished, anodized aluminum front plate and the all-metal housing unit ensure maximum shielding against radio frequency interference.

Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria, the entire Perception line offers AKG’s signature sound quality captured in a rugged precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy body with a dent-resistant, stainless steel grille screen.

The Perception 820 Tube comes complete with a robust metal carrying case, a classy spider-type shock mount, a microphone cable and the versatile remote control unit.

For more information, visit AKG's Perception 820 Tube page.