D5 Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone From AKG
D5 from AKG is a handheld supercardioid dynamic microphone designed to accurately capture vocals and instruments for artists and audio engineers in clubs, concert venues, and houses of worship. The laminated Varimotion diaphragm exhibits a frequency-independent supercardioid polar pattern for excellent off-axis rejection of audio across the frequency spectrum. This allows high-gain-before-feedback and reduces stage bleed through the mic. Handling noise is minimized via the dual-shock capsule mount while the integrated pop filter impedes plosives and wind noise.
The 70 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response and maximum SPL of 147 dB at 1% THD ensure reliable reproduction of various sources from loud vocals to punchy snares. The D5 boasts a rugged die-cast housing and a spring-steel, wire-mesh grille. It ships with a stand adapter and storage bag.
- Rugged die-cast housing for tour-ready durability
- Frequency-independent supercardioid polar pattern provides a focused pickup pattern for enhanced suppression of feedback and noise, allowing high-gain-before-feedback
- Dual-shock mount protects the capsule and minimize handling noise
- Integrated pop filter reduces plosives and wind noise
- Patented AKG laminated Varimotion diaphragm accurately reproduces vocals and a variety of instruments
What’s in the box
- AKG D5 Handheld Microphone
- Microphone Bag
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
First impressions: It’s a sturdy, significant stage mic with a good heft to it. The sound is crisp and clear, and the output is impressive, (especially for a dynamic). When I compare it to my Shure SM58, I actually prefer the AKG D5. It has more clarity and more output. For those who are wondering, it comes with a lightly-padded synthetic zip bag and a decent mic clip. This is a great mic at a great price!
For years I had been using the Shure SM58 for live performance and was always satisfied until a few months ago when I started playing with a band and noticed that the mic sounded muddy and muffled compared to the Sennheiser E935 our bass player uses. I was going to purchase the Sennheiser E935, but it is pretty pricey, so I decided to explore other options. After reading reviews and conducting research on various microphones, I settled on the AKG D5 and after using it with the band in a concert setting, I am pleased to report the mic is absolutely fantastic. Crisp, clear, and loud, it cuts through the mix beautifully and sounds great. It sounds as good as the E935. It is a quality mic that outshines the SM58 and stands on equal footing with the E935. At this price point, you simply cannot go wrong.
Great equipment. Speedy delivery. My son loves his new microphone and stand which we bought for his first solo gig.
The D5 presents a nice mix of power, clarity, warmth and feedback resistance. In a band situation, it helps serve with the reality of plugging into a small PA where I do not have control over the settings. The D5 helps me stand out just enough over the other mics generally being used, all of which are set more by eye than ear and kind of squashed down to a barely adequate volume and eq. If I plug in the others, then the AKG, I feel like I gianed a little more headroom and dynamic range over the others, which I would mean to say is a ringing real world endorsment
A great mic for vocalists.. Especially powerful vocal performers… The D5 has a excellent SPL (Sound Pressure Level) of 149 dB at 1% THD and 152 dB at 3% THD.. no one is ever going to output that kind of vocal pressure but it means that you can sing real close to the mic .. 1 to 2 inches etc.. and have no distortion singing powerful notes.. Great tone and cuts out any side noise.. Rugged tough build on the D5, solid mesh grille this thing is built to last.. Has DUAL shock absorbers inside eliminate handling noise.. and the AKG Varimotion Diaphragm..which ensure natural vocal tones.. Cuts through the mix everytime.. use it wisely and you have a fantastic mic .. Very clear ..I like it anyway and I sing very strong notes and all styles from Hard rock, blues, country, pop, power ballads and down to soft tones and styles.. so it does a good job on dynamics.
I have tried most mice and this is the only one that suits my needs for both male and female vocals
We are a Church and equipment at the best price but we like to have a good service and an easy order line. We are very pleased with the standard of service