The AKG's P220 large-diaphragm condenser microphone has an greater SPL handling and lower self-noise. The sturdy all-metal body of this side-address mic not only adds to its longevity, but also helps it resist RF interference from sources like wireless systems. A 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm in the P220's true condenser capsule produces a detailed sound with minor increases in high and low frequencies. It can also handle SPLs up to 155 dB (-20 pad on) without noticeable distortion, so it'll handle drumming and guitar amps with ease. To help eliminate rumble, wind noise, or even bass accumulation from up-close miking, a low-cut filter set to 300 Hz can be used. The cardioid polar pattern of the microphone, which is most sensitive to sound in front of the microphone, reduces stage bleed and background noise. Connect the P220 to an XLR mic input that can supply 48V phantom power using a separate XLR wire.