Reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone

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  • Brand: AKG
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Kick the hammer

The D12 VR is a reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone with cardioid polar pattern. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, the microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequency performance. Its warm sound is realized by the original C414 transformer, especially impressive at high signal levels. The D12 VR features three active filter presets to match its sound shape with the kick drum’s character. When activated, the output level is automatically reduced by 10 dB. The filter settings can be controlled using a switch on the microphone body. Without phantom power, the microphone operates in passive mode and delivers the instruments pure sound.

General Specifications

Polar Pattern - Cardioid

Audio frequency bandwidth - 17 - 17000 Hz

Sensitivity - 1.2 mV/Pa

Electrical impedance - 200 Ohms

Recommended load impedance - 1000 Ohms

Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD - 164dB SPL


Length - 101 mm

Width - 66 mm

Height - 125 mm

Diameter - 66 mm

Net Weight - 500 g


Body - metal

Finish - galvanized nickel matte/black

Audio Output

TypeBalanced - XLR

Gender - Male

Contacts - 3-pin


Pro Studio - Yes

Live Instrument - Yes


Drums / Percussion - Yes