You'll love this if you're a musician looking for a great sounding microphone that will not break your budget. You can quite easily spend hours upon hours and lots of money building your microphone collection. With the P170 and the rest of the AKG Project Studio series you can bring both the amount of time and money down. Because these microphones deliver top quality sounds at a budget that can fit around nearly any studio.
Built Like A Tank
Microphones no matter if it is the studio or on stage have a hard life. They get thrown around, put in front of the loudest amps possible and in general just take a beating. It is in these environments where only the strongest microphones can survive.
The Project Studio series microphones from AKG are all made with a strong all metal body and are designed to withstand their fair share of knocks on the road. The P170 can even handle SPLs as high as 155dB, so don't worry about putting it in front of your favorite amplifier cranked. Just chuck on the -20dB cut to keep your signal clean.
From Overheads to Guitars
Based on the popular AKG C451B microphone that has become and industry standard in most studios, the P170 is great for a wide range of uses. Most commonly you would use this mic in a stereo pair for overheads or to record an acoustic guitar. But there is no reason why you can't use them in conjunction with a dynamic instrument mic on a guitar amp or on stringed instruments alongside a large diaphragm condenser like the AKG P220.
Here's what AKG say about the P170 Mic
The P170 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone for recording of overheads, percussions, acoustic guitars and other strings. Its lightweight 1/2-inch true condenser transducer diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response. The P170 utilizes the experience of sound engineers from around the world and is considered an affordable alternative to the legendary AKG C451 B.
Audio Frequency bandwidth: 20 to 20000 Hz
Sensitivity: 15 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level: 19 dB-A
Signal to Noise: 75 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad: -20 dB
Electrical Impedance: <= 200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: >=1000 Ohms
Voltage: 44 to 52 V
Current: <= 3 mA
Type: Balanced XLR
Dimensions / Weight:
Height: 160 mm
Diameter: 22 mm
Net Weight: 130 g