In an introduction that couples AKGâ€™s studio mic performance with desktop convenience and versatility, AKG presents the Perception 120 USB Microphone at PLASA this September. The Perception 120 USB is the very first USB-equipped microphone from AKG, offering studio-quality sound performance without requiring any installation or drivers.
The Perception 120 USB is a real plug-and-play device that allows users to do podcasts, voiceovers, and studio-quality rehearsal-recordings quickly and easily. It is capable of working with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X but also the new Windows 7. And for the price, it is one of the only USB microphones with an integrated high-quality Analogue-to-Digital Converter (24-bit, 128x oversampling) for convincing sound quality and low noise.
â€œThe new USB-equipped Perception 120 USB microphones will extend AKGâ€™s successful Perception range,â€? said Thomas Stubics, AKGâ€™s Product Marketing Manager for Recording and Broadcast. â€œWith the widespread USB standard and
its ease of use, this new model allows users without any recording experience to make professional-quality recordings from their home.â€?
As of 2008, there are about two billion USB devices sold per year, and about six billion sold to date. The USB is a widely known interface for audio equipment like sound cards, active monitors, and outboard equipment, which makes the Perception 120 one of the most versatile microphones available. The Perception 120 includes a two-third-inch condenser capsule with a low-mass diaphragm delivering accurate sonic details an integrated pop filter that avoids plosives, a switchable bass cut filter, and an attenuation switch. The Perception comes complete with everything you need: a tripod table stand, a swivel mount and an USB cable.