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High-performance large diaphragm true condenser microphone

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The P220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering a warm and clear sound for lead vocals, acoustic guitar and brass instruments. A switchable bass-cut filter and attenuation pad make it perfectly suited for use on loud sound sources with sound pressure levels up to 155dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design also makes the P220 a perfect choice for on-stage applications.

The P220 represents the most popular and successful microphone within the actual Project Studio Line. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminum carrying case.

What the Pro’s are Saying

MicrophoneGeeks.com:

MicrophoneGeeks.com:

“Pros: Very affordable and studio worthy. Good sound on vocals given enough space. The sound offers lots of detail. Goes well for instruments. Sturdy build from a trustworthy brand”

MicrophoneBasics.com:

MicrophoneBasics.com:

“The AKG P220 Vocal Condenser Microphone is a great mid-priced microphone that will provide you with a clean and warm sound. Plus, it is rugged and compact, which makes it a long-term investment and a great deal.”

VoicesInc.org:

VoicesInc.org:

“For this price range, the AKG P220 blows the competition out of the water.”

Item# 3101H00420

General Specifications

Polar Pattern Cardioid
Audio frequency bandwidth 20 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level 16 dB-A
Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise 78 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad -20 dB
Bass cut filter 300 Hz - 12 dB/octave
Electrical impedance <= 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance >= 1000 Ohms

Dimensions

Length 165 mm
Diameter 54 mm
Net Weight 530 g

Audio Output

Type Balanced XLR
Gender Male
Contacts 3-pin

Powering Interface

Voltage 44 to 52 V
Current <= 3 mA

Application

Project Studio Yes
Live Instrument Yes

Instrument

Vocals Yes
Piano / Strings Yes
Horns / Woodwinds Yes
  • 1 x P220 Microphone
  • 1 x Spider Shock Mount
  • 1 x Metal Carrying Case

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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="196035902"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">ReggieDaKing1</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Local Rapper</span> <span itemprop="description">the packaging is A1 I cant wait to use it one of these days</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-05-09</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2020-05-09" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="215106185"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Smoove D</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">P220 for Acoustic Bass</span> <span itemprop="description">The P220 thus far has been great for my home recodings for vocals. However, I've recently tried recording my acoustic bass w/ it and have yet to get anything resembling a clean, warm sound. I've tried all the different switches - its either way to bright or way too weak (tiny signal) and nothing in between. I've tried many different mic positions. Any further recommendations would be appreciated.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-02-22</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2022-02-22" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="208130714"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Chumley</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Great Price Point</span> <span itemprop="description">I used this mic for brass and another time for male vocals. In both instances the results were good, but the sound pickup on the instruments was much better than the vocals. Will use this as a backup for more expensive mics.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-05-31</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2021-05-31" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="204610520"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">LeroiLightning</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">A fantastic sounding mic, though a bit bright</span> <span itemprop="description">I love this mic; it has great level (I don't have to turn the preamp up too high) and has an open, airy sound yet with depth. The one thing I wish was different (and why I took off one star) is that it has a sharp peak at 10 kHz which makes the audio, eg my vocal, VERY bright. And it's not a &quot;crisp&quot; bright - it's more of a &quot;very focused&quot; or sharp bright, if that makes sense. I could tame it with EQ but that would be annoying every time, so I accomplish it using a foam wind sock (foam pop filter that slips over the mic). You wouldn't normally do this with a studio condenser because it attenuates the highs, but it definitely smooths out the top end. :) Regardless, I REALLY like this mic and I can recommend it for vocals and guitar. Final note: the mic preamp is often not talked about when it comes to the sound of a mic - different preamps give different sounds and frequency responses. Currently I'm using a Behringer UMC 202HD and its preamps seem to be a good match with this mic.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-02-01</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2021-02-01" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="180982189"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">wrains72</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Great value for the project studio</span> <span itemprop="description">I've owned a P220 for some years. Was very impressed with the quality from the start. I use the mic for several applications, vocals, acoustic guitars and room mic'ing. It has a wonderful sound on all, and never lets me down.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-07-17</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-07-17" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="179012289"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">3</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Lee F</span></span> from <span itemprop="name"></span> <span itemprop="description">I bought the P220 a couple of months ago. While it does a perfect job on acoustic guitars, it has a tendency to pick up sounds from right behind the mic. When trying to record a small tube amp (8 inches away) it also picks up the acoustic sounds from the solid body electric guitar 12 feet behind it(!). After contacting AKG they said it might be a faulty capsule, but after comparing two P220&rsquo;s at the store - they were exactly the same. I updated AKG support about the finding but got no response. Bottom line - sounds great, not very practical.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-03-15</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-03-15" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2022, m_8, d_18, h_20</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.32</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_6</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_p220, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_akg</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 8ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>
<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6366597"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> For studio vocals is the P220 or P420 a better choice? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: gcanm</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6622707"> both would be fine for use with vocals as well as with certain instruments which are listed in the specs of each mic on their product pages. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: hexx 2177</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-06-02</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6573875"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Does it come with an xlr cable in the package? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: chris4509</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6622705"> no. it comes with this:&#13;&#10;1 x P220 Microphone&#13;&#10;1 x Spider Shock Mount&#13;&#10;1 x Metal Carrying Case <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: hexx 2177</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-06-02</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5760486"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> p220 on focusrite 2i2 interface not picking up any signal, tried it all but i can not figure it out, running on edison in FL studio, what should i try?&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: traplorderix</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5989969"> If you haven&#39;t already figured it out or gotten something else, the microphone requires a 48 volt power supply from the audio interface. On the Focusrite 2i2 interface, this option would be located as a button toward the top of the front panel, labelled, &amp;quot;48V.&amp;quot; You will know this function is on when the text is glowing red. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: sagecalypso</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-06-06</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5915773"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can i record drums with this mic? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Carloshv</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5873640"> Condenser microphones are best used to capture vocals and high frequencies. They are also the preferred type of microphone for most studio applications. We would recommend using a diaphragm dynamic microphone like our AKG D12 VR if you wish to record drums. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Ryela at Customer Support</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-06-06</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5882406"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> AKG Support is evidently a complete waste of space here.&#13;&#10;Why don&#39;t you answer at least one of the questions asked, instead of trundling out the tediously repeated stock reply that is no help to anyone whatsoever? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Surrounded</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5845632"> We hear you. Our Pro Support Team is better equipped with answering your inquiries with AKG P220 mic. Please call Harman Pro at 844-776-4899 or send an email to HProTechSupportUSA@harman.com. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm (EST). <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Ryela at Customer Support</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-06-06</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5825995"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> I looked up the P220 on Amazon. They have the AKG Pro Audio P220 Vocal Condenser Microphone and AKG Project Studio P220 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone. What is the difference? Thanks. </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Blondymeisie</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5793053"> We would like to get more information to help you out, please contact us so we can assist you: https://bit.ly/2WqpXfi <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Mario at Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-07-24</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5528721"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> I need to be able to Mic a choir of 10 to 15 singers in close proximity to a grand piano. Provided the singers are in front of this Mic ~5-10 feet away, and the piano behind, is this an appropriate Mic to use, or alternate choice in price range </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Jbart6652</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5773549"> The P420 has selectable pick-up patterns and so better solution for single mic recording from front and back. The figure-8 pattern capability would be selected and will give equal sensitivity and frequency response for front and back. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Anonymous</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-06-06</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="5695364"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> It says &amp;quot;large diaphragm&amp;quot; in the description of the P220. 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