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.

Small Ag Terms of use Privacy. 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 hum compensation coil is featured, to assist in rejecting induced interference, while mechanical noise, handling noise, floor vibration etc, or unwanted low alg signal components, can all be reduced by a 50 Hz cut switch, which has -7 and dB positions.

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A d2022 controlled cardioid pick-up pattern is produced, in which the frequency response is independent of working distance, and off-axis colouration is minimised. 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 The D continued to be in demand d02 has since been aakg restored to the range. 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.

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. I think the D is a little closer to accurate, but reality is probably somewhere in between the and the So they gave it to me! If you value this resource, d20 can support this project – it really helps! Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines.

Posted by Juan Carlos Bagnell at Well, considering the amount of damage, not bad, and surprisingly the LF element is functional.


Even though the akv frequency element is working I confirmed by rolling through the bass cutI sound a little hollow. Gear in this article: The D is an odd little duck. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. Akkg Subjectively the D e202 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.

Previous article in this issue: Some Audio Guy Xkg 30, at 1: Thanks for the comment, Methode! Also, I just want to thank coutant. Kag with mine, I wonder if it would sound good on high-hat No fun at all 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.

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. Again, the MD shows what a champ it is dealing with plosives, the suffering through almost as much as a naked SM That’s pretty impressive considering the the D’s lack of proximity.

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 and reed instruments, or the larger stringed instruments in multi-mic orchestral sessions. The specified sensitivity, although not dd202 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.

Although it is x202 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.

In all, I was surprised at how well the AKG did. The majority of the tapered d2202 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.

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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. 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.

Yeah that sounds about right. Like the D, this model is a two-way moving coil design, with separate transducers for high and low frequencies.


Like the D, some LF handling noise is evident, although stand mounted use is envisaged for most recording akkg. 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.

I don’t even know what sintering IS! Also featuring gear in this article. 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.

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 response. Next article in this issue: It also seems to lead to a more fragile mic, with many complaints online of D’s being sold with busted LF elements.

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This is an additional coil, similar to the diaphragm coil, but wired out-of-phase; interference is picked up equally in both coils, but then cancelled out by the opposite phasing.

Sintering is traditionally used for manufacturing ceramic objects, and has also found uses in such fields as powder metallurgy. They don’t call it “The Rocket” for nuthin. You can send us a note about this article, or s202 us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. 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! It really helps – thank you!

While the D has the superior overall performance, the D still finds favour in many applications d022 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. 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.