AKG D12 VR Reference Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone


Dynamic kick drum microphone with four different sound shapes.

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D12 VR

Reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone

Kick the hammer

for bass drum live and recording applications

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.

Ultra thin diaphragm

  • for accurate reproduction of the instruments sound

Optimized bass chamber

  • for enhanced low frequency performance

Patented switchable active-filter presets

  • three sound shapes to match the drums character

Original C414 transformer

  • delivers a warm sound especially at high signal levels

Cardioid polar pattern

  • rejects overspill from nearby instruments

Technical Specification

Polar Pattern cardioid
Audio Frequency bandwidth 17 to 17000 Hz
Sensitivity 1.2 mV/Pa
Electrical Impedance 200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance 1000 Ohms

Audio Output
Type Balanced XLR
Gender Male
Contacts 3-pin

Body metal
Finish galvanized nickel matte/black

Dimensions / Weight
Length 101 mm
Width 66 mm
Height 125 mm
Diameter 66 mm
Net Weight 500 g
Weight 1.79 lbs




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