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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If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive Previous article in this issue: 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.

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. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. 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 kag of most sources will cause no problems.

This mic was given to me from a friend who runs a studio.

AKG DE1 & DE Microphones (HSR Jun 84)

The D continued to be in demand and has since been fully restored to the range. 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 wkg of brass and reed instruments, or the larger stringed instruments in multi-mic orchestral sessions.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Sintering is traditionally used for manufacturing ceramic objects, and has also found uses in such fields as powder metallurgy. Like the D, some LF handling noise is evident, although stand mounted use is envisaged for most recording applications. Like the D, this model is a two-way moving coil design, with separate transducers for high and low frequencies.

If you value this resource, you can support this project – agk really helps! Off axis rejection was about equal d220 enough. Both these microphones use the ‘two-way’ technique developed by AKG as long ago asin which separate transducers are used for high and low frequencies, the outputs of the two elements being phased together by a built-in crossover network. Well, considering the amount of damage, not bad, and surprisingly the LF element is functional.

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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. Yeah that sounds about right.

Posted by Juan Carlos Bagnell at 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 many practical recording situations. While the Wkg 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 both models have something to offer and would certainly make a most useful addition to any microphone collection.

I think the D is a little closer to accurate, but reality is v202 somewhere in between the and the Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. A three position bass-cut switch is also featured, offering 0, 7 or kag dB of attenuation at 50 Hz, to assist in reducing handling noise and other unwanted low frequency sounds.

AKG D202 – Classic Dynamic Microphone – Vintage

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! 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.


The design utilises a hum-cancelling coil to reduce external field interference. In all, I was surprised at how well the AKG did.

Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: Kag 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. Also, I just want to thank coutant. Even though the low frequency element is working I confirmed by rolling through the bass cutI sound a little hollow. The DE1 and DE have low impedance ohmsbalanced outputs, and as usual with AKG products, the quality of construction and finish of both models is very good, the mics being supplied in a useful, rigid, foam lined protective case, with stand adaptor akgg individual frequency response plot included.

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. The D is an odd little duck.

Again, the MD shows what a champ it is dealing with plosives, the suffering through almost as much as a naked SM First manufactured in I have no idea when this particular mic was made, as there are no serial numbersit was AKG’s first dual element microphone.

Playing with mine, I wonder if it would sound good on high-hat I broke out some Aesop this time, instead of my usual Poe, and did a comparison between this Rocket, and my new dynamic sweet-heart the MDU