Every studio needs a small-diaphragm condenser (and preferably two). But not every studio has big bucks to blow. That’s why those studios get smart and look at affordable options that sound good enough to handle big-time sessions, but come in at a price well under what you’d expect. And you’re smart. That’s why you’ve navigated your way over to the P170 from legendary mic-maker AKG. It’s your standard end-address small-diaphragm condenser with a cardioid pickup pattern, perfect for pairing up with another P170 for any stereo-miking application you come across. Factor in the switchable 20dB attenuation pad, and you’ve got a steal with the P170. Get it.