AKG D40 Dynamic Microphone

Heavy-duty stage microphone for instruments

Item #: 854D40

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A tradition of excellence

Over sixty-five years ago, AKG began making microphones that were quickly embraced for their exceptional quality. Today, AKG's emphasis on continuous innovation keeps them in the forefront of microphone technology. If sound quality is your top priority, AKG microphones can make the difference between a good show and a great show.

Built like a tank

Live gigs can be rough on your equipment, so you need a versatile microphone that can take a beating gracefully. The D40 dynamic microphone sports a solid, all-metal body and outer grille that protect its inner works, while its shock-absorbing inner grille shields the transducer against physical damage and high sound pressure levels. If you're playing an outdoor venue, wind noise won't be a concern thanks to the D40's built-in pop filter.

Jack of all trades

This unidirectional dynamic microphone was designed to perform with a wide variety of instruments. Its integrated stand adapter offers a 135º swivel range that allows for precise mic alignment, and you can use the included H440 mounting bracket to mount the D40 directly on a drum shell. This versatile mic can handle high sound pressure levels, so it's perfect for use on percussion, wind instruments, and guitar amps.

Highlights:

    General features:
    • unidirectional dynamic microphone for instruments
    • cardioid pattern for noise rejection and high gain before feedback
    • special-design diapraghm provides crisp, powerful sound in all frequency ranges
    • handles sound pressure levels up to 156 dB without any distortion
    • integrated stand adapter and external H440 bracket for easy mounting
    Specifications:
    • frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
    • output impedance: 600 ohms
    • maximum SPL: 156 dB
    • weight: 0.54 lbs.
    Included accessories:
    • stand adapter
    • drum clip
    • microphone bag
    Other info:

    Why a dynamic mic?

    Dynamic microphones are engineered for the rigors of live performance and life on the road. Thanks to a very simple and rugged design concept that relies on few internal parts and no electronic components, they're tough, durable, and require no outboard power source to operate. Looking to outfit your church's PA system with vocal microphones? Need to mike your lead guitarist's cabinet for a big club gig? You'll find dynamic mics to fit the bill. If, however, you're looking for a recording microphone to capture sounds in exquisite detail, consider a condenser mic instead.

    Preliminary info from the manufacturer

    Features and Specs

    General
    Application For live use
    PolarPattern Cardioid
    Specs
    Frequency response 50Hz-20kHz
    Sensitivity 2.5 mV/Pa
    Max SPL 156
    Diameter 3.1
    Length 3.9
    Weight 8.7 lbs
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
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