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Sintering is traditionally used for manufacturing ceramic objects, and has also ak uses in such fields as powder metallurgy. 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 Ramblings of Some Audio Guy: Living Room Laboratory – The AKG D “Rocket”
Well, considering the amount of damage, not bad, and surprisingly the Amg element is functional. 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. Like the D, some LF handling noise is evident, although stand mounted use is envisaged for most recording applications. Review by Dave Lockwood. 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.
However, the relatively low sensitivity of this type 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.
The absence of any proximity effect is also useful in this application, as the bass response does not alter when the distance between the mic and aig drum head is changed, so it’s easy to experiment with different mic positions inside or just outside the bass drum. Thanks for the comment, Methode! 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 qkg case, with stand adaptor and individual frequency response plot included.
I don’t even know what sintering IS! The D continued to be in demand and has since been fully restored to the range. 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 x202 effect in the recording of brass and reed instruments, or the larger stringed instruments in multi-mic orchestral sessions.
Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. Yeah that sounds about right. It really helps – thank you! So they gave it to me! Rather 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!
AKG D202 – Classic Dynamic Microphone – Vintage
Within the two-way transducer system, the low frequency diaphragm handles only amg 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. Subjectively the D has a rather ‘neutral’ tonal character, with no particularly prominent aakg colourations, and a response that seems well extended at both extremes, but particularly smooth at low frequencies.
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. 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 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.
I think the D is a little closer to accurate, but reality is probably somewhere in between the and the Next article in this issue: No fun at all Off axis rejection was about equal surprisingly enough.
Gear in this article: The majority 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. 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.
I’ve been getting my hands on some really fun old mics.
I did compress in post, then mixed down to Akgg MP3. A well controlled cardioid pick-up pattern is produced, in which the frequency response is independent of working distance, and off-axis colouration is minimised.