AKG D12 VR Reference Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone

AKG D12 VR Reference Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone



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Looking for a modern, full-bodied, reliable sound for your kick drum recordings? The folks over at AKG have you covered with their latest large-diaphragm dynamic microphone, optimised for superior low-end performance.

Your Go-To, Modern Kick Drum Mic

Designed specifically for kick-drum recording - The AKG D12 VR dynamic microphone has an ultra-thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequencies and induce that elusive full-bodied clarity that your kick drum performance deserves.

AKG D12 VR Large Diaphragm Microphone Features:

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Ultra-thin Diaphragm
  • Optimized Bass Chamber
  • Patented Switchable Active-Filter Presets
  • Original C414 Transformer
  • Compact - Fits in Bass Drum Port
  • Soft Microphone Bag Included

The Sound

Thanks to its large-diaphragm design, the AKG D12 VR is well equipped to capture all of the dynamics within your performance. Kitted out with an original C414 transformer inherited from the legendary mic of the same name, you can expect an injection of punchy warm in your recordings, particularly at high levels.

Combined with the optimized Bass Chamber for accentuated low-frequency performance and the cardioid polar pattern, you can be sure you're getting the most direct sound possible, with excellent rejection of spill and unwanted noise - ideal for a full drum kit situation.

Build Quality

Housed in a robust metal chassis, this compact microphone certainly packs a punch for its size. Perfectly designed with various kick drum recording applications in mind, you'll find that the D12 VR fits perfectly inside the port of your bass drum without any problems. Optimized Bass Chamber for accentuated low-frequency performance.

Low-End Versatility

Though made specifically with a kick drum in mind, this compact dynamic mic performs respectably when set up in front of a bass guitar cab. Fitted with a variable-EQ switch, a variety of active-filter presets can be activated to better match the instrument being recorded - perfect for bass guitar!

Reaching for all of the lower notes, and pulling them out of the muddiness, the AKG D12 VR adds a flavour of lower end clarity and definition to your bass performance - perfect when twinned with a mid-frequency focused mic!

AKG D12 VR Large Diaphragm Microphone Specification:


  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Audio frequency bandwidth: 17 - 17000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 1.2 mV/Pa
  • Electrical impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD: 164dB SPL


  • Length: 101 mm
  • Width: 66 mm
  • Height: 125 mm
  • Diameter: 66 mm
  • Net Weight: 500 g


  • Body: metal
  • Finish: galvanized nickel matte/black

Audio Output

  • Type: Balanced XLR
  • Gender: Male
  • Contacts: 3-pin


  • Pro Studio: Yes
  • Live Instrument: Yes


  • Drums / Percussion: Yes
More Information
Manufacturer AKG
SKU 168214
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.000000
Colour black
Warranty 2 years


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