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Make Brand AKG Acoustics
Series Perception
  • Multipurpose
  • General Instruments
  • Bass Instruments
  • Live
Multipurpose bass microphone with weird response curve

The AKG Perception 2 (P2) is an entry-level dynamic bass microphone designed for use in live environments. The mic comes with a high performance capsule that’s able to withstand extreme pressure levels (~157dB), coupled with a hum-compensating coil for tackling EMC noises to produce a clean sound.

The AKG P2 is well-suited for recording “high-energy low-end” or bass instruments, yet also versatile for recording horns and woodwinds. Designed for live use, it comes with a side-address cardioid polar pattern with excellent feedback and crosstalk rejection coming from other instruments behind the microphone.

Coming to its tonal character, this microphone comes with a wide bass response with its frequency bandwidth ranging between 20Hz – 16kHz. The response curve looks weird, but the mids are carefully adjusted to prevent any boxy sounds while the highs have a gain that’s useful for capturing clear attack and subtle details/air.

About the build, the Perception 2 comes with a durable, all-metal housing with an integrated stand adapter. In the box, you’ll also get a carrying case for easy transport and storage.

Frequency Response Graph

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AKG P2 Frequency Response Graph

Technical Specifications

Transducer Type Dynamic
Form Factor
  • End-Address
  • Handheld
Pickup Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Bandwidth 20Hz - 16000Hz
Sensitivity 2.5 mV/Pa
Output Impedance 400 Ω
Rated Input Impedance 2000 Ω
Max. Spl 157 dB SPL
Self Noise N/A
Signal to noise Ratio N/A
On/Off Switch Yes
Pads N/A
Connector XLR
Dimensions 133mm(L) x N/A(B) x 132mm(H) x 60mm(D)
Weight 400 grams