P820 Tube Dual-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Side-Address Tube Condenser Microphone


Part of AKG's Project Studio microphone series, the 820 Tube is a high-performance multi-pattern tube condenser microphone that features dual 1" diaphragms. With its all-metal body and solid construction, the P820 Tube is an excellent tool to have in your arsenal, and thanks to its dual 1" diaphragms and tube circuitry, this microphone will deliver the warmth and sparkling high-end for anything from vocals to brass instruments, percussion, and guitars.

The included Remote Control Unit features a switchable -20 dB attenuation pad allowing for a max. SPL of 155 dB, a 12dB/octave high-pass filter at 80 Hz and a polar pattern dial that allows for the selection of 9 different polar patterns.

Along with the included Remote Control Unit, the P820 Tube includes a dedicated 7-pin connection cable to connect the microphone to the Remote Control Unit, a spider-style shock mount that mounts to any standard microphone stand and an aluminum carrying case.

AKG P820 Tube Specifications:

  • Capsule:  1" Dual-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Polar Pattern:  9 Selectable Polar Patterns (Selectable on the Remote Control Unit)
  • Frequency Response:  20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity (Cardioid):  20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5% THD:  135 dB without pad engaged, 155 dB with -20 dB pad engaged
  • Equivalent Noise Level to IEC60286-4:  16 dBA
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:  78 dBA (RE 1Pa)
  • Preattenuation Pad:  -20 dB (Selectable on Remote Control Unit)
  • Bass Cut Filter:  80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave (Selectable on Remote Control Unit)
  • Electrical Impedance:  </= 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance:  >/= 1000 Ohms
  • Microphone to Remote Control Unit:  Dedicated 7-Pin Male XLR
  • Audio Output Connector (RCU):  3-Pin XLR (Pin 2 Hot)
  • Temperature Range:  14°F to 140°F (-10°C to +60°C)

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