AKG Introduces Perception 400
AKG has introduced the new Perception 400, a multi-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser microphone designed for musicians and audio engineers in both studio and live sound applications.
The new Perception 400 encompasses selectable cardioid, omni and figure-eight pickup patterns with switchable 10dB pad, switchable bass cut filter, shock mount and metal case. The Perception 400 features two separate back-to-back, one-inch diameter vibrating surface capsules with gold-sputtered foil diaphragms.
According to AKG, the externally biased “true” condenser capsules deliver greater performance consistency, especially in high temperature and humidity conditions. The Perception 400 features a full 20 – 20,000 Hz response and high 145 dB max SPL capability at less than 0.5% THD.
The Perception 400 boasts a durable, modern precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy metal chassis with a stainless steel, dent-resistant grille screen to protect the capsules. Like the Perception 200, the Perception 400 comes in a metal-framed “sound tools” carrying case with a screw-on, spider-type shock mount. Every Perception microphone is backed by a two-year parts and labor warranty from AKG.
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