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Perception 170
Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

For recording of overheads, percussion, acoustic guitars and strings
Clear. Accurate. Affordable.
Rugged all-metal body
The Perception P170 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone for recording of overheads, percussions, acoustic guitars and strings. Its lightweight 1/2-inch true condenser transducer diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response. A switchable attenuation pad enables the Perception 170 to be used close to sound sources delivering up to 155dB SPL.
Outstanding Clarity and Transient Response
The Perception P170 utilizes the experience of sound engineers from around the world and is considered an affordable alternative to the legendary AKG C451 B. Incorporated in a heavy-duty all-metal chassis, it delivers the legendary AKG sound to project studios and to every stage.

Product Specifications:

AKG Part Number

  • 3101 H 00070

Polar Pattern

  • Cardiod

Frequency Response

  • 20 Hz - 20 kHz


  • 12 mV/Pa (-33 dBV)


  • 0.5" Diaphragm, Externally Polarized Condenser


  • Metallic Blue


  • 200Ω

Rated Load Impedance

  • Not less than 1kΩ


  • 135/155 dB SPL (2.5kΩ, 0.5% THD)

S/N Ratio

  • 73.0 dB-A (IEC 61938)

Noise Level

  • 21.0 dB-A (IEC 61938)

Power Requirement

  • 48 V ±4 V phantom power to IEC 61938


  • 3-pin XLR (pin 2 hot)

Preattenuation Pad

  • -20 dB (switchable)


  • 6.3" x 0.9" (16.0 x 2.2cm)


  • 0.29 lbs. (130 g)


Frequency Curve & Polar Pattern

Manufacturer provided specifications for AKG p/n 3101 H 00070 UPC#: 885038037040



  • Microphone
  • Stand Adapter
  • Mini Poster
AKG Perception 170 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Mfr P/N: 3101 H 00070 OWC SKU: AKG3101H00070 Roadworthy, all metal construction. Great for drums, acoustic instruments A/B and X/Y stereo miking, & other studio applications. AKG 2 Year Limited Warranty Ships: 24-48 hrs Only $179.00OWC Price $149.00
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