AKG P820 Tube Black

Large Diaphragm Condenser Tube Microphone

  • 1-Inch dual large-diaphragm true condenser transducer pressure gradient with external polarization
  • Full metal casing
  • Switchable characteristics: cardioid, omni, figure eight plus six other polar patterns (selectable via the remote control unit)
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20'000 Hz
  • Switchable low cut at 80Hz
  • Switchable -20dB pad
  • Maximum SPL: 135/155 dB
  • Diameter: 53 mm
  • Length: 212 mm
  • Weight: 870 grams
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. spider and transport case
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Tube Yes
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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I used before a static microphone from AudioTechnica, rather entry level. So I immediately perceived the difference with this model, much more sensitive and faithful notably on the recording of voices. Also at the top for acoustic instruments (violin, guitars ...), because it reveals very rich harmonies. The tube preamp adds a beautiful color to the sound.

Only defects: the high sensitivity of the microphone, which makes it impossible to escape a few parasites on the line, despite several attempts to isolate the cables. Nothing of concern however because inaudible to the recording.
Moreover, the preamp seems a little fragile, I have already returned once after only a few months of use. No worries either with the Thomann SAV, hoping that it will not happen again!
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Pit Elliott, 05.06.2018
At a little more than 400¤ I expected a good microphone, but that it is so good, I would not have thought. The sound is just bombastic, as well as the workmanship. Add to this the switchable directional characteristics and the suitcase, which may be a "nice-to-have" for some, which still represents a clear plus for me. In addition, AKG has probably thought, because the connecting cable that goes from the microphone to the control unit is felt as long as that you could drive including Mirkofon on the job, without having to worry about insufficient cable length.

The sound character seems very warm to me and still brilliant in the heights. Due to constantly set low-cuts I can not describe the depths of the microphone unfortunately exactly.

Clear Buy recommendation on my part!
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