AKG Acoustics | www.akg.com AKG has announced the most recent addition to its Perception Series, the flagship Perception 820 Tube. Each 820 microphone features a 20 dB attenuation pad and a low-cut filter for an extensive range of microphone capabilities, including vocals, brass instruments, electric guitar amps, and overhead miking. According to AKG, the dual, 1-inch, true-condenser, large-diaphragm capsule is geared toward use on lead vocals, brass instruments, overhead miking, and many other applications.
The Perception 820 Tube comes complete with a metal carrying case, a spidertype shock mount, a microphone cable, and a remote-control unit. Its ECC 83 dual-triode tube circuitry and the output transformer emphasize even-order harmonics, while the remote control allows selection of nine different pickup patterns from omni-directional to cardioid to figure eight.