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.
Four different sound shapes
Ultra thin diaphragm
Optimized bass chamber
Original C414 transformer
Cardioid polar pattern
Without phantom power, the microphone delivers the pure character of the sound source. This setting is perfect for loud wind instruments and also for vocal use.
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. The filter setting can be controlled using a switch on the microphone body. In this mode the output level is also reduced by 10 dB automatically.
dynamic pressure gradient transducer
17 – 17000 Hz (±2 dB)
1,2 mV/Pa ± -58 dBV (at 1000 Hz passive)
164 dB SPL (for 0,5 % THD)
<200 ohms (at 1000 Hz)
Recommended load impedance
temperature range: -10 °C – 70 °C
relative humidity at 20 °C: 90 %
three-pin male standard XLR
front grille: glossy galvanized nickel matte,
rear grille: matte black paint