AKG P120 High-Performance General Purpose Recording Microphone

AKG P120 High-Performance General Purpose Recording Microphone

AKG P120 High-Performance General Purpose Recording Microphone

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Whether you record vocals at home or mic up blaring guitar cabs and explosive drums on stage, the black AKG P120 condenser microphone is designed to give clear, distortion-free sound on a tight budget. This side-address mic sports a rugged all-metal body that not only bolsters durability but also aids in rejecting RF interference from sources such as wireless systems. It comes with a stand adapter for straightforward mounting on your existing mic stand.

The low-mass 1.7 cm gold-sputtered diaphragm yields a detailed sound with a slight high-frequency rise above 10 kHz, and it is capable of handling SPLs up to 150 dB (-20 pad on) without audible distortion. A gentle low-cut filter at 300 Hz can be engaged, which helps reduce rumble, wind noise, or even bass buildup from up-close miking. Stage bleed and background noise are attenuated by the mic's cardioid polar pattern, which is most sensitive to sound in front of the microphone. Use a separately available XLR cable to connect the P120 to an XLR mic input that can supply 48V phantom power.


Key Features of the AKG P120 High-Performance General Purpose Recording Microphone

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • Operates on 48V Phantom Power
  • Includes Mic Stand Adapter
  • Cardioid Pattern Lowers Stage/Room Noise
  • Switchable Pad Prevents Distortion
  • Low-cut filter Suppresses Bass Buildup
  • Handles Extremely High Sound Levels
  • 1.7 cm Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm

Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm

The 1.7 cm diaphragm sized between the measurements of typically large and small diaphragms is made of a plastic foil that is gold-sputtered on one side only to prevent shorting to the back electrode even at extremely high sound pressure levels.

High Headroom and Minimum Distortion

Capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 150 dB without introducing perceptible distortion and built to resist high temperatures and humidity, the microphone will give excellent results in a wide range of applications.

Connecting to Audio Equipment

The P120 uses a condenser transducer designed for 48V phantom power from a source such as an external mic preamp, an audio interface, or a mixing console. It provides a balanced output on an XLR 3-pin male connector; use an XLR cable (available separately) to connect the microphone to a balanced XLR input with phantom power


  • MPN - P-120
  • GTIN - TBA
Form Factor Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over, Instrument
Sound Field Mono
Element Type Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Orientation Side Address
Circuitry Solid-State
On-Board Controls High-Pass Filter, Pad
Windscreen No
Colour Black