Product Comparison: AKG P120 vs AKG P420

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General Specifications
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
Polar Pattern
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
6.5 in.
6.5 in.
2.13 in.
2.13 in.
2.13 in.
2.13 in.
1 lbs.
1.17 lbs.
Equivalent Noise Level
19 dBA
15 dBA
Maximum SPL
150 dB SPL
155 dB SPL
Output Impedance
200 Ω
200 Ω
Microphone Sensitivity
Power Options
+48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface
+48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface
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)
Other Information
105.00 $
209.00 $

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