made by AKG in the 1960s for German PA maker Echolette
works perfectly, good cosmetic condition
Attached cable with XLR connector, mic stem threaded to attach to mic stand
No case or manual.
Large diaphragm, dynamic, cardioid, boost in LF range (60-120), used primarily on kick drum and other high SPL low frequency sources. The D12 is a dynamic microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. This means that it "hears" best what happens in front of it while rejecting sound from the sides or rear. The sound entry of the D12 is bright nickel plated. The dynamic transducer with its special "Bass Chamber" is still handmade. The Bass Chamber boosts the lower frequencies in the 60 to 120 Hz range. The large diaphragm provides full, rich bass and ensures clean, undistorted reproduction at high sound levels. Its shock mount prevents pick-up of impact and structure-borne noise. A compensation winding rejects hum induction (from power lines, amplifiers, etc.) and a built in windscreen eliminates pop noise. Its unique sound established the D12 as the world's standard microphone for bass drum and bass instrument pick-up. The D12's frequency response extends down to 40 Hz and the slight peak in the 60 to 120 Hz range enables the microphone to do full justice to the mellow, intimate quality of the trombone, tuba, or fluegelhorn sound. 200 Ohms.
* Full, punchy sound due to large diaphragm and special "Bass Chamber"
* Excellent reproduction of low-pitched instruments
* Handles high sound levels without introducing distortion
* Cardioid polar pattern