The AKG Perception 220 is a great choice for a getting that detailed sound you only get from condenser mic's. From the Austrian brand that brought us the classic C414, it's AKG quality at an affordable price. The 220 is really flexible in its applications, being suitable for recording Vocals, Acoustic instruments, Drums, Percussion, Guitar and bass amps, Live sound and Studio applications. It makes a great all-rounder if you can only afford one mic!
The Perception 220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering outstanding build quality and excellent value. Its many useful features and included accessories make this microphone uncommonly versatile. It delivers a classic warm, clear sound and conforms to the stringent standards defined for AKG recording products. These standards are based on AKG´s six decades of experience in making microphones and on input from sound engineers around the world who use AKG products every day.
Its 1-inch large-diaphragm true condenser transducer brings AKG studio quality to the project studio as well as all other areas of recording and live sound applications. A switchable bass cut filter and preattenuation pad make it perfectly suited even for use on loud sound sources producing sound pressure levels up to 155 dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design makes it also a perfect choice for on-stage applications. The Perception 220 comes with a spider-type shock mount and a rugged metal case. RRP $299