The D12 VR is a large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, the microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequency performance.
Without phantom power, the microphone delivers the pure character of the sound source. With phantom power enabled, one of three switchable active-filter presets can be used to quickly adapt the microphone response to suit the desired kick-drum sound. The filter setting can be controlled using a switch on the microphone body. In this mode the output level is also reduced by 10 dB automatically.
Active filter operation:
The implementation of an active electronic filter in a dynamic microphone is an AKG
"Phantom Power" must be supplied from the connected mixing desk in order to power the active filter circuitry.
The operating principle of the active filters is based on analogue circuitry combined
Frequency processing is performed in the filter circuit and then
transformer. Impedance differences between the micr
a perfect sound regardless of the connected device.
The resulting sound is especially impressive at high signal levels at which the transformer
signal.Frequency Response / Polar pattern