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AKG D 40 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Get use after use out of the AKG D 40 dynamic instrument mic, which is built with a solid metal body and sturdy wire mesh cap to stand up to years of onstage use. (4) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The D40 with its solid all-metal body will stand up to the hardships of night-after-night onstage use "with a smile". The Varimotion diaphragm deep-drawing process allows the diaphragm itself to be fine-tuned with no need for tuning resonators, leading to a quantum leap in audio performance.

The transducer is protected by a sturdy wire-mesh cap and takes extremely high sound pressure levels with ease.

An integrated stand adapter and standard H 440 mounting bracket for snare drums, tom-toms, etc. make the D40 a highly versatile tool for use on drums, percussions, wind instruments, and guitar amps.

Features
- Dynamic microphone designed for drums and percussions, wind instruments, and guitar amps

- Patented AKG Varimotion diaphragm

- Custom built capsule mounting

- Spring steel wire-mesh cap

- Rugged all-metal body withstands typical tough handling on stage

zZounds is an authorized dealer of AKG products.
Specifications
Type: Cardioid

Polar pattern: 75 to 20,000 Hz

Sensitivity: 4 mV/Pa (-48 dBV)

Max. SPL: 144/156 dB SPL (for 1%/3 % THD)

Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A

Impedance: <=200 ohms

Recommended load impedance: >=1000 ohms

Connector: 3-pin XLR

Finish: dark stage blue

Dimensions: length 104 mm (4.1 in.) height (incl. stand adapter): 79 mm (3.1 in.) max. dia.: 44 mm (1.7 in.)

Net weight: 245 g (8.6 oz.)

Shipping weight: 380 g (13.4 oz.)

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), JP 3.927.651)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 2 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-920-3212
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"Sleeper mic"
Overall: I have been mixing since the 80's , I've used everything on toms from md421's to 57's, to beta 98's and even more expensive condensers.....and a dozen others.....this mic is the sleeper mic that does tom toms really, really well, I love the way this mic sounds on live toms, and you won't cry if a drummer beats the hell out of it.... buy a dozen....I use it everyday on tour now.
Style of Music: Anything that pays the bills.
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Sound: I purchased this for kick drum and it delivers extreemly well for the price. It sounds like the kick drum. No artificial bass boost or anything. Which for a lot of people who do not know how to tune, muffle or do mic placement on a kick drum is probably not good. U an a ori drunner with more than 40 years experience so I know how to make my kick sound right. For me this one is great, Feature: Simple, integrated stand adaptor. I prefer a seperate clip. Ease of Use: Like I said, it sounds much like the source that it is recording. If your drum sound sucks this thing will not help Quality: Real solid build, typical AKG. It can really take the high SPLs. Realy nice finish and solid wind screen The Wow Factor: Yea, I wish I had the money for a nicer mike, but for the bucks I would buy it again. I got mine on sale for 69.99. Not sure I would have aid 100 for it at the time but now that I have it I would say it is worth the 100 Overall: I will probably replace it for kick at some point but I am sure that it will just move to the 16 tom and I know that I will love it there.
Style of Music: From Punk to Polkas
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