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AKG D5 S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch   

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The D5S has the same mechanical, electrical, and acoustic characteristics as the D 5 and features a noiseless on/off switch. The D5S dynamic vocal mi...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A live performance vocal mic designed for singers in high-volume bands.

The D5S has the same mechanical, electrical, and acoustic characteristics as the D 5 and features a noiseless on/off switch. The D5S dynamic vocal microphone delivers a powerful sound even on the noisiest stage. A superb mic for lead and backing vocals. Its supercardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback. The mic stands for a crisp sound that cuts through every mix.

The thickness of the microphone's diaphragm 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!

FEATURES
  • 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
  • Noiseless on/off switch

SPECIFICATIONS

D5 S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch

  • 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: microphone bag, SA 45 stand adaptor
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AKGD5 S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

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By Frank

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Comments about AKG D5 S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch:

Well made easy.

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5.0

Excellent mic for the money

By Drummergirl29

from North Port, Fl

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Response Clarity
  • Versatile

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Performances
  • Singing Drummers

Comments about AKG D5 S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch:

I am a drummer/vocalist and although I own a Neumann K105, I found the drums bleeding through the mic too much of the time.
The AKG has a great sound, warm in the lower frequencies, brilliant in the top and a great tight pattern that never feeds back. Highly recommend for singing instrumentalists and vocalists working in small venues where feedback could be a problem. Also, sounds great with the QSC K12 powered speakers...

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3.0

((( GREAT MICROPHONE HOWEVER... )))

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By Sitala

from San Jose California

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Comments about AKG D5 S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch:

It sounds very much like an SM 58 microphone with one major exception. It will cost you about half the price to get a windscreen for it. You probably won't find one at your local music store and have to special order it. I don't like that fact AT ALL!!! So, if you want this microphone with a windscreen add an extra half to the price.

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5.0

Outstanding Quality!

By Anonymous

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Comments about AKG D5 S Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch:

This puppy compares to a Shure Beta 58. I plugged them both in and all I had to do was turn the bass down a quarter turn in my mixer. They both had the exact same sound. I had more range with the D5 on higher volumes than the Beta58. Love it!

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