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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • 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 6 reviews)

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67%

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Cons

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  • Performances (3)
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Quality!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

hard to beat for this price

By Jazzfocus

from bergen county, nj

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • On Off Switch
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

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

    I bought this for live flute and saxophone amplification. It's not as true sounding as my AKG 535eb but that mike is over ... and is an excellent condenser. I've always known that condensers have a truer sound than dynamic mics. Having the on off switch and quality construction this D5 has is great. I don't have to worry about it when a drunk grabs my mic and starts shrieking. I also ordered the akg c1000s because it's a battery operated condenser mic which should give me excellent flute amplification without coloring the sound. The D5 does color your sound but seems excellent for vocals with fairly full range. Worth a try.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value

    By Terry from Hawaii

    from Mililani, HI

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Reduces feedback

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

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

      I use an SM58, but was getting a lot of feedback when using it with a TC Electronics Mic Mechanic. The D5 (I got the switch model) helped eliminate it greatly. It is a clear mic with emphasis I. The highs and mids.

      I ended up returning the Mic Mechanic because I think it was triggering some feedback too, even though it has an anti feedback dial.

      I'll still keep the D5.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent mic for the money

      By Drummergirl29

      from North Port, Fl

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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...

       
      5.0

      Lives up to its history

      By Frank

      from undisclosed

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

      Well made easy.

       
      3.0

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

      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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