AKG Perception P3S Vocal Microphone
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A dynamic instrument mic designed to survive the rigors of the road.
The AKG P3S microphone is ideal for backing vocals, guitar, wind instruments, and for many other applications. Part of the AKG Perception Live series, the P3S mic has a rugged case and grille that make it able to handle tons of live work without fear of it breaking from common drops.
AKG Perception Live Series
For onstage performances, AKG Perception Live microphones all are equipped with indestructible metal casings, rugged spring steel microphone grilles, appealing and scratch-resistant finishes, high-maximum SPL, and powerful sound for any venue.
- Rugged performance microphone designed for backing vocals and instruments
- Rugged wire mesh cap with internal windscreen
- Die-cast metal body
Perception P3S Vocal Microphone Specifications:
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency range: 40 to 20,000Hz
- Sensitivity: 2.5mV/Pa
- Max. SPL: 144dB SPL
- Recommended load impedance: ≥2,000Ω
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Comments about AKG Perception P3S Vocal Microphone:
I just purchased four of these to upgrade my PA system mics.
First off, although the information from AKG says these are best suited for backing vocals, and not recommended for leads, these mics also do an outstanding job with lead vocals and in harmony [think groups like the Lettermen, CSN, Beach Boys] group settings.
I even A/B tested these against a condensor mic [an MXL909] and a Shure SM58 recording into a Zoom R8 using a Samson C-Valve pre-amp. The AKGs all showed a consistent, flat response over their frequency spectrum--which is wider than those indicated for the MXL or Shure microphones. So I could, in a pinch, use these for recording mics as well--eliminating the need for phantom power.
The build quality looks sturdy, although I have no intention of slinging these around or twirling them on their cables like Ozzie or Roger Daltry.
To sum up: Condensor mic performance in a dynamic mic--with a low cost, from a time-tested manufacturer of quality microphones make this a proven winner.