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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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.
Off axis rejection was about equal surprisingly enough. The D is an odd little duck. The D continued to be in demand and has since been fully restored to the range.
Conclusions These versatile AKG models offer a high quality audio performance, suitable for coincident-pair recording or close-miked techniques, combined with the intrinsic ruggedness and user convenience of dynamic mics.
I did compress in post, then mixed down to Kbps MP3. 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.
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! In all, I was surprised at how well the AKG did. Applications The D performs c202 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 and reed instruments, or the larger stringed instruments in multi-mic orchestral sessions.
This process leads to a directional mic with almost no proximity effect.
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Previous article in this issue: Yeah that sounds about right. That’s pretty impressive considering akv the D’s lack of proximity. Subjectively the D has a rather ‘neutral’ tonal character, with no particularly prominent mid-band colourations, and a response that seems well extended at both extremes, but particularly smooth at low frequencies.
Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: A hum compensation coil is featured, to assist in rejecting induced interference, while mechanical noise, handling noise, floor vibration etc, or unwanted low frequency signal components, can all be reduced by a 50 Hz cut switch, which has -7 and dB positions.
The absence of any proximity effect is also useful in this application, as the bass response does not alter when the distance between the mic and the drum head is changed, so it’s easy to experiment with different mic positions inside or just outside the bass drum.
However, the D, despite a styling and akh that give it the appearance of a scaled-downis not able to offer the same level of performance. Please include your email address if you want r202 be contacted regarding your note.
It has a cardioid pick-up pattern, with a well maintained off-axis response, and no proximity effect, due to the distributed rear loading of the diaphragm assembly. Newer Post Older Post Home. The design utilises a hum-cancelling coil to reduce external field interference. Also, I qkg want to thank coutant. Also featuring gear d20 this article. It also seems to lead to a more fragile mic, with many complaints online of D’s being sold with busted LF elements.
Gear ajg this article: Again, the MD shows what a champ it is dealing with plosives, the suffering through almost as much as a naked SM 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 skg large diaphragm for bass frequencies and a smaller unit for high frequencies. While the D has the superior overall performance, the D still finds favour in many applications and might perhaps be considered more cost-effective in some situations; but c202 models have something to offer and would certainly make a most useful addition to any microphone collection.
Interestingly, AKG once considered dropping the D from their range, and the model disappeared from their catalogues around These versatile AKG models offer a high quality audio performance, suitable for coincident-pair recording or close-miked techniques, combined with the intrinsic ruggedness and user convenience of dynamic mics.
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AKG D202 – Classic Dynamic Microphone – Vintage
The overall performance could be described as quite smooth and refined for a dynamic mic, with speech and acoustic instruments sounding clean and uncoloured, and percussion in particular having a fine incisive quality. Neutral Subjectively the D has a rather ‘neutral’ tonal character, s202 no particularly prominent mid-band colourations, and a response that seems well extended at both extremes, but particularly smooth at low frequencies.
This mic was given to me e202 a friend who runs a studio.
You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. 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. Even though the low frequency element is working I confirmed by rolling through the bass cutI aog a little hollow.