VIENNA, Austria – Building on almost
70 years of experience in developing world-class microphone technology, HARMAN’s
AKG is adding five new models to its Project Studio line of microphones. The
new models are designed for enthusiasts and professionals alike, meeting the
needs of makeshift project studios as well as professional environments.
The Project Studio line was built on
AKG’s heritage of technical excellence and was developed in collaboration with
some of the audio industry’s top professionals. The new Project Studio
microphones deliver historical premium AKG sound quality in a classically
designed series. “As more and more manufacturers continue to enter the
marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for end-users to identify the
best microphones for their needs,” said Erich Gaertner, Product Line Manager, AKG.
“Therefore, we chose to update the Project Studio line with professional-grade
microphones at accessible prices, thereby making it easier for our customers to
find the perfect microphone to meet their demands. Thanks to AKG’s depth of research
and development resources, the new Project Studio line of microphones are both
high-quality and affordable.”
The new additions to the Project
Studio line include: the P120 general purpose recording microphone; the P170
general purpose instrument microphone; the P220 large-diaphragm true condenser
microphone; the P420 large-diaphragm dual-capsule true condenser microphone;
and the P820 dual-capsule tube microphone.
The P120 is a 2/3-inch diaphragm true
condenser microphone that offers durability, outstanding performance and
excellent value. The low-mass diaphragm delivers a clear sound with accurate
sonic detail for vocals, speech and instrument recording in project studios and
for home recording.
The P170 is a small-diaphragm
condenser microphone for recording of overheads, percussions, acoustic guitars
and other strings. Its lightweight half-inch true condenser transducer
diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response. The P170
utilizes the experience of sound engineers from around the world and is
considered an affordable alternative to the legendary AKG C451 B.
The P220 is a large-diaphragm true
condenser microphone offering a warm and clear sound for lead vocals, acoustic
guitar and brass instruments. A switchable bass-cut filter and attenuation pad
make it perfectly suited for use on loud sound sources with sound pressure
levels up to 155dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design also makes the P220 a
perfect choice for on-stage applications. The P220 represents the most popular
and successful microphone within the actual Project Studio Line. It comes
complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminum carrying case.
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
The P820 Tube high-performance multi-pattern
tube microphone is an excellent tool for highlighting lead vocals, brass
instruments, electric guitars and drums. With its dual one-inch diaphragm
capsule and the advanced ECC83 dual-triode circuitry, the P820 Tube delivers
real tube sound and raises the bar in its class of affordable tube microphones.
HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets premier
audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the
automotive, consumer and professional markets. With 15 leading brands,
including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®,
the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues
where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are
equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a global
workforce of 15,200 people and reported
sales of $5.1 billion for the last 12 months ended March 31, 2014.