Classic mic upgrade
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What is it?An upgraded version of the classic D12 microphone, developed specifically for bass drum applications in both live and studio environments.DetailsThe dynamic D12 VR (vintage sound re-issue) houses a thin diaphragm within its newly-designed capsule, designed to enhance low-frequency performance. With phantom power disabled, the D12 VR accurately captures the audio character of the sound source; with phantom power enabled, one of three switchable active-filter presets can be used to adapt the mic’s response to the desired drum sound characteristic: open kick drum, closed kick drum and ‘vintage’. According to AKG, the redesigned D12 VR gives drums a vintage, yet crisp and modern sound, using the original AKG C414 transformer from the 1970s to enhance audio signals significantly - especially at high signal levels - and cancelling the effect of impedance differences with the connected input. And another thing… The quoted frequency response of the D12 VR is 17Hz - 17kHz (+/12db) at maximum SPLs of 164dB.