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AKG D12 VR Kick Drum Mic

Product Code: 469170

The AKG D12 VR Bass and Kick Drum Microphone is a vintage reissue of the original D12 microphone, released more than sixty years ago.

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AKG D12 VR Kick Drum Mic

The D12 VR is a reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone with cardioid polar pattern. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, the microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequency performance. Its warm sound is realized by the original C414 transformer, especially impressive at high signal levels. The D12 VR features three active filter presets to match its sound shape with the kick drum’s character. When activated, the output level is automatically reduced by 10 dB. The filter settings can be controlled using a switch on the microphone body. Without phantom power, the microphone operates in passive mode and delivers the instruments pure sound.



  • Four different sound shapes - Natural Dynamic (without Phantom Power), Open Kick Drum, Closed Kick Drum and Vintage Sound (with Phantom Power)

  • Ultra thin diaphragm

  • Optimized bass chamber

  • Original C414 model transformer

  • Cardioid polar pattern

  • Made in Austria


What's in the box


  • 1 x D12 VR Microphone
  • 1 x Microphone Bag
Microphone Response: 17 - 17000 Hz (±2 dB)
Microphone Impedance: <200 ohms (at 1000 Hz)
Microphone Maximum SPL: 164 dB SPL (for 0,5 % THD)
Microphone Sensitivity: 1,2 mV/Pa ± -58 dBV (at 1000 Hz passive)
Microphone Connector: 3-Pin XLR Male
Microphone Pad Switches: No
Physical Height: 125 mm x 101 mm x 66 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.6 in.)
Physical Weight: 500 g (1.1 lbs)
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Sound on Sound "For their 65th anniversary, AKG have released this new take on their classic D12..." Pro Sound Network ""The latest generation of AKG’s legendary D12 microphone features both classic capabilities and several new sounds." "
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