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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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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Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: Yeah that sounds about right. I’ve been getting my hands on some really fun old mics. The D is an odd little duck. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. Playing with mine, I wonder if it would sound good on high-hat The D continued to be in demand and has since been fully restored to the range. Posted by Juan Carlos Bagnell at Previous article in this issue: That’s pretty impressive considering the the D’s lack of proximity.

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.

I think the D is a little closer to accurate, but reality is probably somewhere in d20 the and the In alg, I was surprised at how well the AKG did. 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.


Subjectively the D has a rather ‘neutral’ tonal d20, with no particularly prominent mid-band colourations, and a response that seems well extended at both extremes, but particularly smooth at low frequencies. Even though the low frequency element is working I confirmed by rolling through the bass cutI sound a little hollow.

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Add to that, it also d022 fit in ANY standard sized mic holder, and just to use it they had to rig a shotgun shockmount. 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. 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 Print Terms of use Privacy. 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 and individual frequency response plot included. If you value this resource, you can support e202 project – it really helps!

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Through scrapes, scuffs, and a big ole dent in the nose cone probably from a fall that dented the bronzeit’s still got a wkg sound. The specifications of the two models 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 akt smoother. It also seems to lead to a more fragile mic, with many complaints online of D’s being sold with busted LF elements.


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. Bottom snare sounds like it would work. 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.

If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive Off axis rejection was about equal surprisingly enough. Newer Post Older Post Home. 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 diaphragm assembly is protected by AKG’s very tough, but acoustically transparent ‘sintered 2d02 grille material, which is finished, like the body, in a non-reflective black.

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

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.

The D and D reviewed here, are high quality moving-coil, or ‘dynamic’ mics, with a cardioid pick-up pattern and extended frequency response. Well, considering the amount of damage, not bad, and surprisingly the LF element is functional.

This process leads to a directional mic with almost no proximity effect. They don’t call it “The Rocket” for nuthin.