"Beautifully made addition to the AKG line, refining the sound of the current standard".
In an exclusive first review Sound On Sound magazine test the new AKG D12VR in the latest issue.
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.
"On a practical level, this mic is a joy to use...In addition, this mic is beautifully made".
"Useful active bass circuit, significant practical benefits from the design, sensibly priced".
"A well-made, good-sounding and versatile mic in its own right".
The full review can be found in the October issue (Vol 27, Issue 12) of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now. The AKG D12VR is available from the beginning of October at £349 RRP.