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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So they gave it to me! Also, I just want to thank coutant. Sat in a box, it didn’t sound all that great compared to the Neumanns they useand no one d22 knew what it was as all the badges “we no need no stinking BADGERS!

Could it be an issue of durability? If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! 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.

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They don’t call it “The Rocket” for nuthin. Gear in this article: 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. 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.

While the D has the superior overall performance, the Ajg 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.

However, the relatively low sensitivity of this 2d02 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. 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 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. The D and D reviewed here, ajg high quality moving-coil, or ‘dynamic’ mics, with a cardioid pick-up pattern and extended frequency response.

Neutral 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.

Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: Again, the MD shows what a champ it is dealing with plosives, the suffering through almost as much as a naked SM Interestingly, AKG once considered dropping the D from their range, and the model disappeared amg their catalogues around 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.

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Like the D, some LF handling noise is evident, although stand mounted use is envisaged for most recording applications. AKG microphones are among the most respected and widely used in the field of professional audio, and there can be few, if any, d22 that do not use some models from their extensive and varied range.

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Off axis rejection was about equal surprisingly enough. I don’t even know what sintering IS! In all, I was surprised at how well the AKG did. It really helps – thank you! A wide-range dynamic, like thecan akkg 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.


A well controlled wkg pick-up pattern is produced, in which the frequency response is independent of working distance, and off-axis colouration is minimised. 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.

As in a two-way loudspeaker design, this enables the transducers size to be x202 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.

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 D continued to be in demand and has since been fully restored to the range.

Previous article in this issue: 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.

Sintering is traditionally used for manufacturing ceramic objects, and has also found uses in such fields as powder metallurgy.

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. Bottom snare sounds like it would work. Playing with mine, I wonder if it would sound good d220 high-hat