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AKG Drum Premium Microphone Set

B&H # AKDRUMSETPRM Mfr # 2581Z00140
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The AKG Drum Premium Microphone Set is suitable for touring, live, and studio applications. This set includes a D12 VR Dynamic Bass Drum Microphone, a C451 B Condenser Microphone for Hi Hat, 2 C214 Matched Pair Condenser Microphones for overheads, 4 D40 Dynamic Instrument Microphones for Snare and Toms, and 4 K&M 24030 Drum Rim Microphone Mounts for plug-and-play use. This hand-selected collection of high-quality microphones for miking drums comes in a rugged, heavy-duty metal carry case that ensures safe transportation.

The included D12 VR Dynamic Bass Drum Microphone is a reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone with cardioid polar pattern. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, this microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low-frequency performance. Its warm sound is realized by the original C414 transformer, especially impressive at high signal levels.

The C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone which produces an airy sound with a high overload limit and features enhanced engineering details. The durable design around the handcrafted capsule and the low-noise preamp electronics ensure impressive results even under very harsh conditions.

The included C214 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones offer a 1” capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise. A switchable 20 dB attenuation pad allows recording of loud sources of up to 156 dB SPL. A switchable bass-cut filter allows close-up recording with almost no proximity effect.

The included D40 Dynamic Instrumental Microphones have a solid, all-metal body that makes them durable. The patented Varimotion diaphragm uses a laminated material to damp high resonance peaks and improve audio performance. The transducer is protected by a sturdy wire-mesh cap and can take high sound pressure levels with ease. Each of these microphones comes with a K&M 24030 mount.

D12 VR Dynamic Bass Drum Microphone

Ultra thin diaphragm for accurate reproduction of the instrument's sound
Optimized bass chamber for enhanced low-frequency performance
Patented switchable active-filter presets - 3 sound shapes to match the drum's character
Original C414 transformer delivers a warm sound, especially at high signal levels
Cardioid polar pattern rejects overspill from nearby instruments

C451 B Condenser Microphone

Sound of the legendary C451 EB Microphone with CK1 capsule from 1969 delivers enhanced sound quality with maximum accuracy
Established tour sound standard since the 1980s for high sound quality even under harsh on-stage conditions
Impressive sound pressure level capability of 155 dB SPL allows close-miking of high-energy sound sources without distortion
Highly effective high-pass filter with 12 dB/octave prevents low-end distortion caused by rumble or wind noise
Transformerless preamp and surface mount technology provides extremely low distortion, high reliability, and less weight

C214 Matched Pair Condenser Microphone

Sonic character for beautifully detailed recording of lead vocals and solo instruments
High dynamic range and ultra-low noise for close-up recording of high-output sources of up to 156 dB SPL
Switchable 20 dB attenuator and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reduction of proximity effect
Integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise and vibration from stage
Roadworthy, all-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish

D40 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Dual-thickness Varimotion diaphragm provides crisp, powerful sound in all frequency ranges
High sound pressure levels up to 156 dB for extreme situations without any distortion
Cardioid polar pattern for trouble-free use in narrow stage environments
Rugged wire-mesh cap and sturdy die-cast metal body withstand tough day-by-day stage use

K&M 24030 mount

Easy to mount and remove
Rubber inserts absorb noise and shock
No parts to lose
Microphone Type D12 VR Dynamic Bass Drum Microphone
Frequency Bandwidth Audio: 17 to 17,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Sensitivity 1.2 mV/Pa
Impedance Electrical: 200 Ω
Recommended Load: 1,000 Ω
Audio Output Type: Balanced XLR
Gender: Male
Contacts: 3-pin
Body Metal
Finish Galvanized nickel matte/black
Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.9 x 2.5 x 4.9" (101.0 x 66.0 x 125.0 mm)
Diameter 2.5" (66.0 mm)
Weight 17.6 oz (500.0 g)
Microphone Type C451 B Condenser Microphone
Frequency Bandwidth Audio: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 9 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB-A
Signal to Noise Ratio 76 dB-A
Attenuation Pad: -10, -20 dB
Filter Bass Cut: 75, 150 Hz
Impedance Electrical: 200 Ω
Recommended Load:1,000 Ω
Polar Pattern 1 x cardioid
Voltage 9 to 52 V
Current 2 mA
Audio Output Type: Balanced XLR
Gender: Male
Contact: 3-pin
Finish Satin nickel plated
Dimensions (Ø x H) 0.7 x 6.3" (19.0 x 160.0 mm)
Weight 4.4 oz (125.0 g)
Microphone Type C214 Matched Pair Condenser Microphone
Frequency Bandwidth Audio: 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level 13 dB-A
Signal to Noise Ratio 81 dB-A
Attenuation Pad: -20 dB
Filter Bass Cut: 160 Hz
Impedance Electrical: 200 Ω
Recommended Load: 1,000 Ω
Polar Pattern 1 x cardioid
Voltage 9 to 52 V
Current 2 mA
Audio Output Type: Balanced XLR
Gender: Male
Contact: 3-pin
Finish Matte grayish blue
Dimensions (W x H) 2.2 x 6.3" (56.0 x 160.0 mm)
Weight 9.9 oz (280.0 g)
Microphone Type D40 Dynamic Instrument Microphone
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Bandwidth Audio: 75 to 17,000 Hz
Sensitivity 2.2 mV/Pa
Impedance Electrical: 200 Ω
Recommended Load: 2,000 Ω
Audio Output Type: Balanced XLR
Gender: Male
Contact: 3-pin
Body Metal
Finish Dark stage blue
Dimensions (LxHxD) 4.09 x 3.11 x 1.73" (104.00 x 79.00 x 44.00 mm)
Weight 8.6 oz (245.0 g)
Mount K&M 24030 mount
Material Steel
Threaded Connector 3/8"
Type Black
Weight 0.299 lb (0.136 kg)
AKG Drum Premium Microphone Set
  • D12 VR Dynamic Microphone
  • 2 x C214 Matched Pair Condenser Microphone
  • C451 B Condenser Microphone
  • 4 x D40 Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • 4 x K&M 24030 Drum Rim Microphone Mount
  • Metal Carry Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty on Parts & Labor
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