AKG P170 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Pressure-Gradient Design
  • 0.5" Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm
  • Switchable 20 dB Pad
  • 155 dB Maximum SPL
  • All-Metal Body

AKG P170 Overview

The black P170 from AKGis a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid pattern designed to capture the sound of various acoustic and amplified instruments in project studios, home recordings and live situations. Offered as a cost-effective alternative to the classic AKG C451 B, this microphone is well suited for capturing guitars & strings, drums, hi-hats and percussion among others.

The lightweight 0.5" gold-sputtered diaphragm delivers a clear sound with fast transients, and is capable of handling sound-pressure levels up to 155 dB without introducing perceptible distortion. A switchable 20 dB pad enables distortion-free recording of very loud sound sources often associated with proximity miking.

The all-metal body improves rejection of RF interference so you can use the microphone near transmitter stations and along with wireless microphones. The P170 is built to resist high temperatures and humidity. The rugged body and sturdy front grille protect it from the rigors of day-to-day use.

  • Gold-sputtered small-diaphragm prevents shorting to the back electrode at high sound-pressure levels
  • Capable of handling sound-pressure levels up to 155 dB with no apparent distortion
  • Switchable 20 dB pad for distortion-free close-miking
  • All-metal body for rejection of RF interference
  • Sturdy front grille protects microphone from tough handling
  • Built to resist high temperatures and humidity 
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AKG P170 Specs

Analog Performance
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio75 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level19 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL135 dB SPL
Pad-20 dB
Impedance200 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity15 mV/Pa
Output Connectors1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption3.0 mA
Operating Voltage48 V
Operating Temperature14.00 to 140.00°F / -10 to 60°C
Length6.30" / 160 mm
Diameter0.87" / 22 mm
Weight4.59 oz / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 7.6 x 3.3"
AKG P170 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black)
  • Stand Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty.
AKG P170 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black)