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AKG D5 Supercardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone  

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The D5 dynamic vocal microphone for lead and backing vocals delivers a powerful sound even on the noisiest stage. Its supercardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback. The D 5 stands f... Click To Read More About This Product


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The D5 dynamic vocal microphone for lead and backing vocals delivers a powerful sound even on the noisiest stage. Its supercardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback. The D 5 stands for a crisp sound that cuts through every mix.

AKG made the first microphone diaphragm ever whose thickness varies across its diameter. The 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 dual shock mount eliminates any kind of mechanical noise for trouble-free live use. The audience will hear nothing but the pristine sound of your voice!

  • Frequency response optimized for vocal use
  • Integrated wind and pop screen for effective suppression of pop and breath noise
  • Frequency independent supercardioid polar pattern for high gain before feedback
  • Patented AKG Laminated Varimotion diaphragm
  • Shock mounted transducer element reduces handling and cable noise
  • Extremely resilient, spring-steel wire-mesh cap for extra impact resistance
  • Polar pattern: supercardioid
    Frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 2.6 mV/pa (-52 dbV re 1 V/Pa)
    Maximum sound pressure level: 147/156 dB SPL, (for 1%/3% THD)
    Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A
    Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 76 db
    Impedance: <=600 ohms
    Recommended load impedence: >=2000 ohms
    Connector: 3-pin XLR
    Finish: matte grayish blue
    Dimensions (length x diameter): 7.3" x 2.0", (179.1 mm x 51 mm)
    Net weight: 8.2 oz, (340 g)
    Patent(s): Varimotion ” multiple-thickness diaphragm for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 403.751, US 6,185,809, EP 814.637) (DE, DK, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL)
    Standard furnished accessories: microphone bag, SA 45 stand adaptor
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

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IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

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AKGD5 Supercardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Best I've ever heard

By Don Smith

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about AKG D5 Supercardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

As a sound man for 20 years, I have heard and used a variety of microphones. The AKG D5 is the clearest vocal mic I've used. The very first time I put up against a Shure SM58, even non-musical people noticed and mentioned the difference. The vocals were crystal clear and I've never had feedback from even novice users. I recommend this mic to everyone I can.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great Mic

By Charles Vaughan

from Rocky Mount, VA

Comments about AKG D5 Supercardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

I have been singing on a SHURE SM58 for a while now, but never got the clarity I wanted when everybody in the band was playing. I tried this mic this weekend and was blown away. I finally realized what I had been missing on my vocals. Well worth the switch!!!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great microphone!

By Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Comments about AKG D5 Supercardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

This mic is great all around! The sound quality of the D5 is nice and feedback is never an issue. Not a lot of mics have the same type of sturdy construction as a SM58, but this one is a fierce competitor. I have had this microphone for a while now, and it has never let me down.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


lacks clarity

By hunter

from boston, ma

Comments about AKG D5 Supercardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

this is an ok mic. The freq response is pretty expansive but it lacks clarity in the mids-highs...somewhat "muddled". Don't misunderstand me, it's not a bad mic, i was just hoping for more. I'll stick with my atm410...ive been using it for almost two years and it blows the akg away. Overall, I would give the d5 2.5 stars if that was an option.

(52 of 53 customers found this review helpful)


akg d 5

By mike

from north kingston ri

Comments about AKG D5 Supercardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

i tried the shure sm 58 and it was no match for the akg d 5. i'm a singing drummer and this was my best mic ever. the clarity and crisp sound was awsome. in our band room the lead guitarist has a sure sm 58 and he told me there was no better because of it's popularity and wide use,but when he heard the akg d 5 even he was impressed with the new technology and sound of this mic. it's better than the sure sm 58 . you will not regret this buy.

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