High-performance dual-capsule true condenser microphone

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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. With three selectable polar patterns – cardioid, omnidirectional or figure 8 – it is an ideal tool for stereo miking techniques and ambient recording.

Item# 3101H00430

General Specifications

Audio frequency bandwidth 20 - 20000 Hz
Equivalent noise level 15 dB-A
Sensitivity 28 mV/Pa
Signal to Noise 79 dB-A
Preattenuation Pad -20 dB
Bass cut filter 300 Hz - 12 dB/octave
Electrical impedance <= 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance >= 1000 Ohms
Polar Patterns Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure of eight


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


Project Studio Yes


Piano / Strings Yes
Horns / Woodwinds Yes
Drums / Percussion Yes
  • 1 x P420 Microphone
  • 1 x Spider Shock Mount
  • 1 x Metal Carrying Case

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P420 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and clear sound! I bought this mic two days ago and I started using right away. The sound is clear and great, I was expecting less from it. It is built on a firm material and so is the shock mouth. I used it with the Scarlett 2i4 second generation interface and the sound is absolutely amazing. Now let`s just see how it goes through the years...
Date published: 2018-01-28
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The mic is listed as having dual capsules, thus the multiple polar patterns. Are these capsules both cardiod capsules mounted back-to-back, or is it an omni capsule and a figure of eight capsule which are then mixed to achieve the cardioid pattern?

Asked by: Neal
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.akg.com/support-contact-pro.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-06-27

Hi! I was looking at this product and I noticed that unlike the P220, it does not list vocals as one of instruments section. I was wondering, are you able to use this microphone to sing and record vocals?

Asked by: Sass Master
Yes if you read through the manual it indicates it can be used for voice as pop filter and table stand are indicated accessories, also the freq curve is pretty flat so should provide clean recordings
Answered by: chinasyndrome
Date published: 2018-05-31

I've just got this product and plugged it in to my behringer UMC404HD and flipped the 48V or phantom bower on and have Logic Pro up with the mic set up but it doesn't work. why is this. cause it works with other mice just not the AKG420

Asked by: adawg1609
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.akg.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-05-31

I'd like to find an attach for it that isn't a shockmount (like the one you sell for the cheaper P120 model) to bring it for field recordings without having to carry the whole case. Is it possible to buy just the &quot;small attach&quot; ? Where ? Please !&nbsp;

Asked by: Johny Be Good
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