AKG D 5 Dynamic Supercardioid Handheld Microphone

A proven performer for reinforcing live vocals, AKG's rugged D5 dynamic handheld mic offers a supercardioid pickup pattern for higher gain before feedback.

The D 5 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.

Learn more about AKG's Laminated Varimotion diaphragm in this video:

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!

Available versions:

- D 5: for standard applications.
- D 5 S: with on/off switch.


- Extremely rugged vocal/speech microphone
- Available with or without on/off switch
- Patented AKG Laminated Varimotion diaphragm
- Spring steel wire-mesh grill
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Polar pattern

Frequency range
70 Hz to 20 kHz

2.6 mV/Pa (-52 dBV)

Max. SPL
147/156 dB SPL (for 1% / 3% THD)

Equivalent noise level
18 dB-A

Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
76 dB

<= 600 ohms

Recommended load impedance
>= 2000 ohms

3-pin XLR

matte grayish blue

length: 185.2 mm (7.3 in.); diameter: 51 mm (2 in.)

Net weight
340 g (12 oz.)

Shipping weight
655 g (1.45 lbs.)

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)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3138X00070

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-920-3212

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted November 29, 2018 by James Mitchell in Winston-Salem, NC
"A shootout between the AKG D5 and Sennheiser e935"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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So, I have been sold on Sennheiser stage microphones for quite a while now... However, I bought an AKG D5 here at zZ for a holiday discounted price, and wow! This supercardioid AKG D5 is crystal clear compared to the cardioid Sinnhieser e935. I know that I’m comparing apples to oranges here, but the supercardioid like the AKG D5 is supposed to be a less clear mic, especially for a baritone because of the bass roll off thing... Or at least that’s what I’ve read? Anyhow, I’m sold on the AKG microphones now for sure! So, If this review helps this mic get into the hands of someone that can appreciate it like myself? It’s worth my time. Sing
Musical Background:
30+ years garage band.
Musical Style:
Country, Classic Rock, Christian. Folk, Big Band, Blues.
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