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SupercardioidAKG Acoustics D 880

Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The AKG Model D 880M is a rugged dynamic supercardioid microphone intended for on-stage vocal pickup. Its supercardioid pattern is uniform with frequency, and its response has been boosted at mid and high frequencies for enhanced on-stage vocal applications. The microphone has a heavy duty, dent-resistant spring steel windscreen with an integral pop filter for effective suppression of breath noise. The inner pop filter can be removed for cleaning or for replacement. The microphone incorporates important AKG developments: VariMotion SystemTM in which the diaphragm thickness varies from 20 microns at the edge to 40 microns at the center. This distribution of mass produces extended bass response, virtually eliminating the need for a tuning resonator. The DoubleflexTM mounting system used with the capsule assembly places the primary resonance of the moving system well below the audible range, resulting in excellent isolation of handling and cable induced noises.

The D 880M features a modular output system, which allows the microphone to be used with a standard non-switched or with a silent on-off switch with 3-pin XLR-type output or with the TM 40 module to create a wireless microphone compatible with the AKG WMS 40 series receivers.

The D 880M’s light-weight body is die cast zinc alloy and has a black matte soft-touch paint finish for minimum reflection and glare. In addition, the XLR plug-in module is easily removable and may be replaced by the optional, TM40 module for conversion to wireless use. The D880MSprovides the added feature of an on/off switch.

The package includes the microphone, a stand adapter, and carrying case.D 880 WL 1: D 880 microphone element with threaded connection for use with AKG wireless systems. The HT 400 (WMS 400 system) features a permanently attached D 880 microphone element.

The AKG Acoustics D 880 is also known as: D880, D 880.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (2.2 mV/Pa; 60 - 20,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 600 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 147 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
290g (10.23oz) 181mm (7.13'') 50mm (1.97'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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