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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Gear in this article: 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.

Previous article in this issue: You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. Bottom snare sounds like it would work. Also, I just want to thank coutant. Although it is sometimes criticised as having a rather 2d02 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.

Also featuring gear in this article. The majority of the tapered body is made from a tough, rigid plastic material, but the c202 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.

No fun at all The absence of any proximity ak is also useful in this application, as the bass response does not alter when the distance between the mic and skg drum head is changed, so it’s easy to experiment with different mic positions inside or just outside the bass drum.

However, the relatively low sensitivity of this type of mic might need to be taken into account under certain d2002, and close-up working is advisable with low level sources, in order to avoid noise problems arising through excessive mic-amp gain. The D and D reviewed here, are high quality moving-coil, or ‘dynamic’ mics, with a cardioid pick-up pattern and extended frequency response. 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.

It has a cardioid pick-up pattern, with a well maintained off-axis response, and no proximity d022, due to the distributed rear loading of the diaphragm assembly. So they gave it to me! Off axis rejection was about aog surprisingly enough.


AKG Model D E1 and D

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. Thanks for the comment, Methode! High frequency sound is captured under the nose cone, low frequency sound captured by the XLR connector, and the two elements communicating over a cross over which runs the length of the mic. The D is an odd little duck. Other articles featuring gear in this article: Next article in this issue: I think the D is a little closer to accurate, but reality is probably somewhere in between the and the They don’t call it “The Rocket” for nuthin.

This mic was given to me from a friend who runs a studio. However, the D, despite a styling and finish that give it the appearance of a scaled-downis not able to offer the same level of performance. I sound a lot thicker on the MD at this distance.

It really helps – thank you! The D continued to be in demand and has since been fully restored to the range.

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 both models have something to offer and would certainly make a most useful addition to any microphone collection. Again, the MD shows what a champ it is dealing with plosives, the suffering through almost as much as a naked SM 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.

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.

The mic is well suited to a wide variety of applications; the Wkg, for example, uses s extensively for speech pick-up, while in recording studios it is frequently encountered in use as a bass drum mic, where the smoothness of the bottom end of its response assists in achieving a ‘tight’, well controlled bass drum sound.

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A wide-range dynamic, like thecan sometimes be usefully employed in preference to a condenser mic, for situations where the natural transient and frequency response of the condenser might result in a sound that is too ‘hard’ or ‘brittle’, such as with some types of tuned percussion notably vibes and with certain brass instruments, where overemphasis of upper harmonics, caused by close-miking, can cause much of the ‘warmth’ of the sound to be lost.


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 and reed instruments, or the larger stringed instruments in multi-mic orchestral sessions. Operating on the ‘pressure-gradient’ principle, which exposes both sides of the diaphragm to sound pressure in order to achieve a directional effect by various phase cancellations, these models have additional rear ports or openings, near the base of the microphone body which provide a long low frequency rear sound path to eliminate proximity effect the rise in bass response normally exhibited in close-up use of a cardioid mic.

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. 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.

Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: The design utilises a hum-cancelling coil to reduce external field interference.

AKG D202 – Classic Dynamic Microphone – Vintage

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 akkg not use some models from their extensive and varied range. Well, considering the amount of damage, not bad, and surprisingly the LF element is functional. Small Print Terms of use Privacy.

I’ve been getting my hands on some really fun old mics. The more expensive D was thought to offer a similar, but superior performance, while the D, another ‘two-way’ design, was available at a more competitive price. The diaphragm assembly is protected by AKG’s very tough, but acoustically transparent ‘sintered bronze’ grille material, which is finished, like the body, in a non-reflective black.

Interestingly, AKG once considered dropping the D from their range, and the model disappeared from their catalogues around If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this wkg