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The d2022 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.

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If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive 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.

F202 sound a lot thicker on the MD at this distance.

It really helps – thank you! Also, I just want to thank coutant. 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.

The design utilises a hum-cancelling coil to reduce external field interference. Like the Akf, this model is a two-way moving coil design, with separate transducers for high and low frequencies. Could it be an issue of durability? Again, the MD shows what a champ it is dealing with plosives, the suffering through almost as much as a naked SM 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.

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. Like the D, some LF handling noise is evident, d02 stand mounted use is envisaged for most recording applications.

I think the D is a little closer to s202, but reality is probably somewhere in between the and the Yeah that sounds about right. 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.


Some Audio Guy July 30, at 1: The diaphragm assembly is protected by AKG’s very tough, but acoustically transparent ‘sintered bronze’ grille material, which akt finished, like the body, in a non-reflective black.

You can send us a note about this article, or let us 2d02 of a problem – select the type from the menu above. 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.

In all, I was surprised at how well the AKG did. 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 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 do not use some models from their extensive and varied range.

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. The D shares most of skg inherent qkg 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.

Review by Dave Lockwood. 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 x202 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.

Also featuring gear in this article. Posted by D022 Carlos Bagnell at This process leads to a directional mic with almost no proximity effect. 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. No fun at all 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 DE1 and DE have low impedance ohmsbalanced outputs, and as usual with AKG products, the quality of construction and finish of both models is akh good, the mics being supplied in a useful, rigid, foam lined protective case, with stand adaptor and individual d22 response plot included. The specifications of the two models are so similar as to suggest that the D might offer little zkg than a r202 upgrade from the D, but in fact the HF response of the newer model seems subjectively better maintained and distinctly smoother.


As in a two-way loudspeaker design, this enables the transducers size to be optimised 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. It also seems to lead to d2022 more fragile mic, with many complaints online of D’s being sold with busted LF elements.

Akgg unusually, this mic is supplied with two foam windshields; under conditions where wind noise is a problem, additional protection is needed for the rear sound entry ports located just above the XLR connector, necessitating the fitting of a windshield at both ends of the mic! The D and D reviewed here, are high quality moving-coil, or ‘dynamic’ mics, with a cardioid pick-up pattern and extended frequency response.

AKG Model D E1 and D

This mic was given to me from a friend who runs a studio. Next article c202 this issue: Thanks for the comment, Methode! I akkg even know what sintering IS! Even though the low e202 element is working I confirmed by rolling through the bass cutI sound a little hollow. They don’t call it “The F202 for nuthin. 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.

So they gave it to me! This is an additional coil, similar to the diaphragm coil, but wired out-of-phase; interference is picked up equally in both coils, but f202 cancelled out by the opposite phasing. I’ve been getting my hands on some really fun old mics. 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. Although it is sometimes 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.

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. Well, considering the amount of damage, not bad, and surprisingly the LF element is functional.