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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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. You can send us a note about this article, or let us kag of a problem – select the type from the menu above. 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.
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Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: V202 featuring gear in this article. Like the D, this model is a two-way moving coil design, with separate transducers for high and low frequencies.
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. If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build akh archive That’s pretty impressive considering the the D’s lack of proximity. 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 close-miking of most sources will cause no problems.
They don’t a,g it “The Rocket” for nuthin.
I think the D is a little closer to accurate, but reality is probably somewhere in between the and the 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.
In all, I was surprised at kag well the AKG did.
AKG D202 – Classic Dynamic Microphone – Vintage
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 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 distinctly smoother.
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! Yeah that sounds about right. Other articles featuring gear in this article: Interestingly, AKG once considered dropping the D from their range, and the model disappeared from their catalogues around Newer Post Older Post Home.
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. No fun at all Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines.
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The Ramblings of Some Audio Guy: Living Room Laboratory – The AKG D “Rocket”
Gear in this article: 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.
It really helps – thank you! 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. 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.
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. Review by Dave Lockwood. 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.
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 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.
The more expensive D was thought to offer a similar, but superior performance, while the D, another ‘two-way’ 2d02, was available at a more competitive price. 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 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.
This mic was given to me from a friend who runs a studio. 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.
As in a two-way loudspeaker design, this enables the transducers size to be optimised for the particular range of frequencies that r202 is intended to handle, resulting in a large diaphragm for bass frequencies and a smaller unit for high frequencies.
Also, I just want to thank coutant. 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 akgg 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.