AKG Supercardioid Dynamic Mic
The D5 dynamic microphone delivers a powerful sound even on the noisiest stage. AKG made the first microphone diaphragm ever whose thickness varies across its diameter.
The new Laminated Varimotion diaphragm deep-drawing process allows the diaphragm itself to be fine-tuned with no extra tuning resonators, leading to a quantum leap in audio performance. The D5 stands for a crisp sound that cuts through every mix.
For several years I have relied solely on the Shure SM58 workhorse.
Recently I serviced the mic at the XLR end as I was losing signal now and then.
I decided that I would get a second mic as backup anyway – and having studied reviews about the D5, I went ahead and purchased one.
I have to say – I’m absolutely delighted by this product and now I use it as my primary mic on stage.
The great thing about the D5 is that, being a super-cardioid design, there are far fewer issues with feedback.
I’ve also noticed that, whereas the SM58 sound is “in your face” because of the hump in the response curve, the AKG D5 delivers a more pleasing sound-scape for my ears.
Overall an excellent, well built mic.
And at half the price of the SM58
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- 70Hz – 20000Hz frequency bandwidth
- Super-cardioid pickup pattern to eliminate feedback
- 2.6 mV/Pa sensitivity
- Integrated pop-filter plus dual-shock mounted capsule to reduce handling noise
- Includes mic clip stand adapter and carry case