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AKG Acoustics D 40

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  • MSRP: $139


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D 40 Documentation

CardioidAKG Acoustics D 40

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

AKG’s D 40 is a compact dynamic mic for drums, percussion, wind instruments and guitar amps. The mic has a cardioid polar pattern and uses AKG’s Varimotion multiple-thickness diaphragm.

Although nominally Cardioid, the mic’s polar pattern tends toward a wide cardioid profile, without a distinct 180° null point.

AKG H440 Rim MountThe mic ships with the H 440 Drum rim mount and a storage pouch.

FOH Online 2008

the AKG D 40 microphone… will become your jack-of-all-instrument mic with its wide frequency range good enough for condenser mic comparisons, but capable of taking some high-SPL percussion applications as well. Its short profile and built-in stand clip are beautiful engineering, and the added H 440 rim bracket is icing on the cake. For what it is, I found no flaws, only strengths.

The AKG D 40 is not to be confused with the D 40 S, an entry-level handheld dynamic vocal microphone.

The AKG Acoustics D 40 is also known as: D40.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (4 mV/Pa; 75 - 20,000)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 144 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
245g (8.64oz) 104mm (4.09'') 44mm (1.73'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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