AKG has announced the introduction of its D112 MKII kick drum microphone, successor to the company's D112. They say that the D112 MKII improves upon its predecessor with a new integrated flexible mount, while retaining all the sonic strengths that have made it the industry-standard.
"The D112 has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best kick drum microphones ever made, for its high SPL capability, punchy EQ and bulletproof construction," said Erich Gaertner, Product Line Manager, AKG. "However, its rigid mount sometimes made it a little tricky to place in the optimum position. With the debut of the D112 MKII, we have accommodated the requests of tour sound pros who asked for a more flexible, pivoting and rotating mounting system, which now enables the D112 MKII to be set up perfectly in any application."
The AKG D112 MKII cardioid dynamic mic can handle more than 160 dB SPL without distortion. Its large diaphragm has a very low resonance frequency that delivers a solid and powerful response below 100Hz. Its authoritative low end is complemented by a narrow-band presence boost at 4kHz that punches through even dense mixes and loud stage volumes with forceful impact. "One of the many reasons artists and sound engineers love the D112 MKII is that it requires no additional EQ to sound just right as soon as you bring up the fader," Gaertner noted. Further refining its performance, the D112 MKII features an integrated hum-compensation coil that keeps noise to an absolute minimum.
AKG also says that, in addition to being an exceptional kick drum mic on stage and in the studio, the D112 MKII is an excellent choice for miking electric bass cabinets and trombones.
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