AKG D40

Dynamic Instrument Microphone

  • Suitable for brass, drums and amplifiers
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 70 - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 144/156 dB SPL
  • Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Dimensions: 44 x 79 mm
  • Weight: 245 g
  • Colour: Dark stage blue
  • Mount included
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  • Git Amp
  • Snare
  • Tom
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet

Further Information

Clip-On Microphone No
Dynamic Microphone Yes
Condenser Microphone No
Gooseneck No

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Best value microphone I have ever bought.
Jaybles, 23.06.2020
This mic is great! Looks smart and feels like a premium build.

I am using this mic for all my snares and hats for drums, as well as for my Fender Deluxe valve amp when playing guitars or keys - both for live and recording this thing can handle it all!

It even sounds pretty great for vocals! Not that this is the officially recommended use for this mic I believe, but nevertheless I haven't heard anything bad come out of this whether it's drums, bass, guitars, keys, or vocals!

Value: 10/10
Experience: 10/10
Looks: 10/10
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Amazing price/quality ratio
Cristii, 21.03.2020
Extremely good for the price. Has almost no background noise in a room (bedroom studio style) which has a fridge and some other machinery hurring. Perfect for recording vocals or instruments, even table drumming works fine (with some post-effect adjustment hehe).

Really recommended!

So far, nothing not to be liked!
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MartinS 615, 15.06.2014
Purchased the AKG D40 for use on a drum kit, build quality is fantastic.
It feels very robust with a good strong front mesh that should prevent any damage from flying drum sticks.
The mic comes with dual thread sizes so there's no need to look for an adapter if your thinking of using it on a stand.
The supplied plastic mounting clip looks like the plastic won't last but don't be fooled, it's allot more robust than it looks.
Sound quality is good with little EQ required to produce a great sound.
I have yet to use it on a guitar amp but my guess is that it will handle SPL's well.
Very compact in size, you really can't go wrong with this, definitely going to place an order for some more.
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Good one !
22.12.2016
After seeing a set of microphone reviews for amps I decided to buy this microphone. It has a wide frequency range, picks up every detail of the amp's output and sounds great.

The purpose was to buy to record with the guitar amplifier, but I have already tried to record voice and it sounds good, even if it is not designed for that. It is a dynamic microphone with a good cost to the quality.

I do not like to buy something just because everyone uses it. I liked the sound and decided to take the risk and I'm happy. The quality is very good.

It has a good metal finish, has a good distribution of weight and is very small. I can not find negative points so far.
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