AKG P820 Tube Black

Large Diaphragm Condenser Tube Microphone

  • 1-Inch dual large-diaphragm true condenser transducer pressure gradient with external polarization
  • Full metal casing
  • Switchable characteristics: cardioid, omni, figure eight plus six other polar patterns (selectable via the remote control unit)
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20'000 Hz
  • Switchable low cut at 80Hz
  • Switchable -20dB pad
  • Maximum SPL: 135/155 dB
  • Diameter: 53 mm
  • Length: 212 mm
  • Weight: 870 grams
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. spider and transport case
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Tube Yes
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Von 949 auf 439 Euro, Platzverweis - Oder?
Alexander Rakocz, 17.05.2020
Wie klingt ein gutes Mikrofon? Nun, wenn man Klänge beschreiben könnte, hätte es wahrscheinlich nie eine Schallplatte gegeben. Man muss es hören. Dazu gibt es ein paar YT- Videos, mit Vergleichen in der Preisklasse zwischen 200 - 500 Euro. Da klingen sie fast alle gleich gut. Die Sache hat einen Haken. Diese Mikrofone werden alle gleich dicht besprochen. Ein Ton muss sich aber erst entwickeln und dazu braucht es etwas Abstand. Ein Rode NT2A z.b. fällt nach einem Meter massiv ab. Ein U87 klingt immer noch so, als würdest du direkt davor stehen. Das ist beim AKG P820 nicht anders.

Die Empfindlichkeit des Mikrofons hat mich beeindruckt. Nichts geht verloren. In Verbindung mit einem ART Pro Vorverstärker und einem Klark KT-2A Kompressor ist bei einer Akustikgitarre alles vorhanden. In allen Frequenzen höre ich saubere Töne, kein Phasen gedizzle wie beim NT2A in den oberen Mitten.

Richtig aufmerksam wurde ich bei einem Testbericht mit neutralen Vergleichsaufnahmen, und da fiel das behypte TLM 103 richtig runter im Vergleich zum P820. 

Während das P820 seinen eigenen Charakter (und Klang) hat, klingt das TLM 103 wie immer gut aber langweilig. Die bassbetonte warme Färbung macht das P820 ideal für Sprach - und Gesangsaufnahmen. Du willst den bösen Werbesprecher der direkt vor deinem Gesicht steht? - Hier werden Sie geholfen.

Das P820 möchte einen guten Vorverstärker und wird bitte niemals direkt in ein Audio Interface gesteckt. Das wäre Perlen vor die Säue. In der Kette P820, ART Pro dpa Vorverstärker und dem Klark Kompressor (zusammen rund 1.200 Euro) sind somit insgesamt 6 Röhren am arbeiten, für einen sehr angenehmen Post Vintage Sound.

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Ist das P820 nun ein Mikrofon aus der 950 Euro Preisklasse für 440 Euro?
 Die Tendenz geht dahin. Denn in dieser Preisklasse ist das P820 konkurrenzlos. Das Vorschaltteil ist wie das Mikrofon solide und professionell verarbeitet, die blaue Power Lampe geht als Zimmerbeleuchtung durch. Ein guter All Arrounder mit richtig Angebot.

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Nicht wirklich. Vermisst habe ich eine Mikrofon Hülle. Die gibt es nicht einmal zu kaufen. (Vielleicht mal ein Thomann Werbegeschenk?)

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C'est du sérieux
02.01.2017
J'utilisais avant un micro statique de chez AudioTechnica, plutôt entrée de gamme. J'ai donc tout de suite perçu la différence avec ce modèle, beaucoup plus sensible et fidèle notamment sur l'enregistrement de voix. Au top également pour les instruments acoustiques (violon, guitares..), car il révèle des harmonies très riches. Le pré-ampli à lampe ajoute une belle couleur au son.

Seuls défauts : la forte sensibilité du micro, qui fait qu'on n'échappe pas à quelques parasites sur la ligne, malgré plusieurs tentatives d'isoler les câbles. Rien de préoccupant toutefois car inaudible à l'enregistrement.
Par ailleurs, le préampli semble un peu fragile, je l'ai déjà retourné une fois après seulement quelques mois d'utilisation. Sans souci non plus avec le SAV Thomann, en espérant que ça ne se reproduira plus!
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Microfono superbo
Michele De Luisi, 30.09.2017
Ho acquistato questo microfono per il mio piccolo home studio, dove registro molti strumenti acustici, quali violino, chitarra e fisarmonica.
Pensavo di trovare un microfono di livello medio, ma invece sono rimasto piacevolmente colpito.
Il pre-amplificatore valvolare dà un'enorme spinta al suono, creando una pulizia imparagonabile, e le opzioni a disposizione per utilizzare il microfono lo rendono fra i più versatili sul mercato.
Il materiale di fabbricazione del microfono è ottimo. E' infatti molto resistente, anche se questo lo rende anche un bel po' pesante.
Il prodotto è fornito, oltre che del microfono e del pre-amplificatore apposito, di un case, di un XLR a 7 pin e di un adattatore spider. Forse solo sulla qualità dell'adattatore avrei da ridire, in quanto mi è capitato più volte di perdere alcuni pezzi e di doverli rimontare.
Il rapporto qualità-prezzo è ottimo, anzi, forse la qualità è persino troppo alta per questo prezzo.

Consigliatissimo a tutti.
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19.01.2017
Erittäin hyvä Mikrofoni kotistudio käyttöön ja miksi ei ammattimaisempaankin studio työskentelyyn. Toimii erityisen hyvin nylon-, sekä teräskielisen akustisen kitaran äänittämiseen ja on myös omalla alueellaan laulun äänityksessä. Sopii hentoon ja vähän räväkkäämpäänkin lauluun. Voin vain suositella!
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