Product Comparison: AKG P120 vs AKG P420


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General Specifications
Brand
AKG
AKG
Model
P120
P420
Origin
Austria
Austria
About the Product
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.
The P420 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding project studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity and 155dB maximum SPL, the P420 delivers a warm, transparent sound quality perfectly suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments, as well as drums and percussion.
Key Specs
Microphone Type
Condenser
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-of-Eight
Minimum Frequency Response
20 Hz
20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
AKG P120 Condenser Microphone
  • The sound quality is phenomenal.
  • This is a great microphone, very well made, solid quality piece of kit.
  • Amazing quality for a condenser microphone at this price.
  • Brilliant for vocals and acoustic guitar.
  • Brilliant piece of kit. Really responsive, lovely clear sound.
AKG P420 Condenser Microphone
  • The AKG P420 large-diaphragm condenser microphone produces great sounding audio especially considering its price.
  • The microphone is great for picking a variety of instruments.
  • All metal construction. Excellent for voice or instrument.
  • This microphone is very good, one of the best for home recording.
  • Excellent condenser microphone, very crystal clear and precise.
Size & Weight
Height
6.5 in.
6.5 in.
Width
2.13 in.
2.13 in.
Depth
2.13 in.
2.13 in.
Weight
1 lbs.
1.17 lbs.
Features
Equivalent Noise Level
19 dBA
15 dBA
Maximum SPL
150 dB SPL
155 dB SPL
Output Impedance
200 Ω
200 Ω
Microphone Sensitivity
-33.0dB
-31.0dB
Interface
XLR
XLR
Power Options
+48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface
+48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface
Extras
All Metal Construction, Switchable Bass-cut filter, Switchable attenuation pad
1" dual-diaphragm microphone, Low noise electronics, Switchable attenuation pad
What customers say about "Features"
AKG P120 Condenser Microphone
  • Very strong metal build - hard and heavy.
  • It's super clear and sensitive.
  • Microphone is sensitive and and sounds great.
  • I recorded guitar and voice on this and all sounded very good.
  • Great sound quality and no background noise.
AKG P420 Condenser Microphone
  • The switchable -20dB pad is useful for loud sources such as drums and guitar amplifiers and the selectable pickup patterns offer great flexibility.
  • The attenuation pad and the high pass filter are 2 very good features!
  • It records crystal clear vocal with no noise and great texture.
  • Clean and very professional sound at an attractive price.
  • Gorgeous microphone. Perfect for voices.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
EEC, CE
EEC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
105.00 $
209.00 $


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