Find great deals for AKG D – Classic Dynamic Microphone – Vintage. Shop with confidence on eBay!. Vintage AKG D microphone in excellent condition for sale. This mic is part of the incredible line of D series, which also featured the D This design. I’ve been getting my hands on some really fun old mics. First the SM56, then the MDU-5, and now this AKG D “Rocket”. This mic was.

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Sat in a box, it didn’t sound all that great compared to the Neumanns they useand no one even knew what it was as all the badges “we no need no stinking BADGERS! Even though the low frequency element is working I confirmed by rolling through the bass cutI sound a little hollow.

If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive Could it be an issue of durability? Add to that, it also didn’t fit in ANY standard sized mic holder, and just to use it they had to rig a shotgun shockmount. I’ve been getting my hands on some really fun old mics.

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Next article in this issue: Playing with mine, I wonder if it would sound good on high-hat A well controlled cardioid pick-up pattern is produced, in which the frequency response is independent of working distance, and off-axis colouration is minimised. The D performs well in all the areas where dynamic mics are traditionally ak, such as close-miked drums, percussion and amplifiers, but it can also be used to good effect in the d02 of brass and reed instruments, or the larger stringed instruments in multi-mic orchestral sessions.

However, the relatively low sensitivity of this type of mic might need to be taken into account under certain circumstances, and close-up working is advisable with low level sources, in order to avoid noise problems arising through excessive mic-amp gain. AKG microphones are among the most respected and widely used in the field of professional audio, and there can be few, if any, studios that do not use some models from their extensive and varied range.


Applications The D performs well in all the areas where dynamic mics are traditionally preferred, such as close-miked drums, percussion and amplifiers, but it can also be used to good effect in the recording of brass akkg reed instruments, or the larger stringed instruments in multi-mic orchestral sessions.

Rather unusually, this mic is supplied with two foam windshields; under conditions where wind noise is a problem, additional protection is needed for the rear sound entry ports located just above the XLR connector, necessitating the fitting of a windshield at both ends of the mic!

A three position bass-cut switch is also featured, offering 0, 7 or 20 dB of attenuation at 50 Hz, to assist in reducing handling noise and other unwanted low frequency sounds.

If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! The majority of the tapered body is made from a tough, rigid plastic material, but the mic has a distinctive appearance, largely due to the striking design of the rear sound entry slots protruding from either side of the metal base section, which also houses the XLR output connector and a recessed response switch.

The D is an odd little duck. Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: Through scrapes, scuffs, and a big ole dent in the nose cone probably from a fall that dented the bronzeit’s still got a usable sound. Xkg don’t call it “The Rocket” for nuthin.

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Interestingly, AKG once considered dropping the D from their range, and the model disappeared from their catalogues around The D shares most of the inherent qualities that have made the D popular in the broadcasting field, although its rather more stylish, but unobtrusive appearance suggests a greater suitability for TV work.

I don’t think it’s particularly honest anymore, but as an effect mic, or on certain voices or instruments, it still delivers an interesting sound. The overall performance could be described as quite smooth and refined for a dynamic mic, with speech and acoustic instruments sounding d02 and uncoloured, and percussion in particular having a fine x202 quality.

Other articles featuring gear in this article: Previous article in this issue: The specifications of the two d022 are so similar as to suggest that the D might offer little more than a cosmetic upgrade from the D, but in fact the HF response of the newer model seems subjectively better maintained and distinctly smoother.


In all, I was surprised at how well the AKG did. Within the two-way transducer system, the low frequency diaphragm handles only the 20 to Hz region, while the high frequency unit mounted in front of it, takes over from Hz up to the nominal 20 kHz upper limit of the aig.

The more expensive D was thought to offer a similar, but superior performance, while d2202 D, another ‘two-way’ design, was available at a more competitive price. The specified sensitivity, although not particularly high at dBV, is about average for a mic of this type, but the can withstand up to dB SPL sound pressure levelso close-miking of most sources will cause no problems.

These versatile AKG models offer a high quality audio performance, suitable for coincident-pair a,g or close-miked techniques, combined with the intrinsic ruggedness and user convenience of dynamic mics.

I sound a r202 thicker on the MD at this distance. Posted by Juan Carlos Bagnell at As in a two-way loudspeaker design, this enables the transducers size to be optimised for the particular range of frequencies that it is intended to handle, resulting in a large diaphragm for bass frequencies and a smaller unit for high frequencies.

Although it is sometimes criticised as having a rather characterless or unexciting sound, I have always found the D to be a most useful and versatile mic, with a response that is well suited to d220 practical recording situations. It also seems to lead to a more fragile mic, with many complaints online of Kag being sold with busted LF elements. This mic was given to me from a friend who runs a studio.

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