AKG Perception 120
AKG Perception 120 is a very affordable entry level microphone from the big brand AKG. The Perception series from AKG was launched because the Vienna based microphone company was facing tough competition. Most of its Eastern competitors like Samson and Behringer are offering very affordable mics. How could the giant be left behind. AKG started manufacturing the Perception series from China under the AKG brand. Thus, cost control and mass manufacturing could reduce some prices. However, as we see, quality got compromised. Maybe that is the reason why the AKG Perception 120 has been discontinued. But it is still available in India, albeit at further lower prices as given below. But first let us take a look at the review scores:
This microphone from AKG is a slight compromise in quality in favor of price point. But the features it offers more than makes up for shortcomings in quality.
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AKG Perception 120 Features
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Besides the above-mentioned features, this microphone comes with Switchable bass-cut filter. When switched on, it eliminates low frequency rumble or footfall noise. It also has a toggle switch as attenuation pad for high SPL applications up to 150 dB. This switch reduces the gain of the input signal. Thus, this microphone can be used to record loud sound sources such as drum or distorted guitars.
Here I have embedded a video where you can get to know more about the AKG Perception 120 condenser microphone.
AKG Perception 120 Pros & Cons
- Low cost condenser microphone from a very renowned brand. Hence, you can be assured of a minimum quality level.
- It has good features such as bass cut off and 20 db padding. Thus, you can use the microphone to record loud instruments.
- Generates a hissing noise which is irritating while recording. Thus, you might have to use this microphone with proper Gate plugin or hardware.
- This mic does not come with pop filter or shock mount. Hence you will have to buy them separately.
- You might find it difficult to get customer support since AKG has officially discontinued this model.
AKG Perception 120 Price Comparison
AKG Perception 120 Customer Reviews
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