You'll love this is you're a musician looking to get together your first recording set up or just expanding your microphone collection. Microphones come in many different shapes and forms and can go from affordable to extremely expensive. There are so many on the market it can be hard to know which microphone to go for especially if you are new to recording. The AKG Project Studio line has everything you need to get started with a microphone for any need.
The P120 sits at an entry level price point but it doesn't sound like it. The 2/3-inch diaphragm is perfect for speech and vocal recording as well as general instrument recording. You get a clear sound with great levels of detail with this microphone. Making it a strong all rounder and go to in your recordings.
Thanks to its versatile design you can use this microphone to test other microphones against. This is a great way to work out what microphones work best for you in each scenario.
Sometimes you need to record in less than ideal environments that are either too loud or have a bit too much background noise. The P120 has you covered in these scenarios. The -20dB cut that gives you a cleaner signal when recording very loud amplifiers and the like. While the 300Hz bass cut filter reduces background rumble and shuffling sounds. You can really use this microphone anywhere and it will not falter.
You will bump and drop your microphones, we have all done it. Whether it is from a broken mic stand or just a bit clumsiness microphones take a lot of knocks. You don't need to worry about everyday knocks with the P120. An all metal housing keeps this microphones capsule safe in the hands of a clumsy musician.
Here's what AKG say about the P120 Microphone
The P120 is a 2/3-inch diaphragm true condenser microphone that offers solidly built quality, outstanding performance and excellent value. The low-mass diaphragm delivers a clear sound with accurate sonic detail for vocals, speech and instrument recording in project studios and for home recording.
- Audio Frequency bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 24 mV/Pa
- Equivalent Noise Level: 19 dB-A
- Signal to Noise: 75 dB-A
- Preattenuation Pad: -20 dB
- Bass Cut Filter: 300 - 6 dB/octave Hz
- Electrical Impedance: <= 200 Ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: >= 1000 Ohms
- Voltage: 44 to 52 V
- Current: <= 3 mA
- Audio Output:
- Type: Balanced XLR
- Gender: Male
- Contacts: 3-pin
- Dimensions / Weight:
- Length: 165 mm
- Diameter: 54 mm
- Net Weight: 455 g