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HypercardioidAudix D2

Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The D2 is a compact dynamic instrument microphone. Part of Audix’ D-series, it has a scooped-mids EQ curve, with a larger low-frequency boost than the D4.

Audix presents the mic as suitable for drums, percussion, and brass instruments.

Like the other D-series Audix dynamics, the D2 has a good reputation online, especially for tom applications. Gearslutz members compare it favorably to the Sennheiser MD421.

The D2 case is identical in size and shape to the D1 and D4. All are milled from a solid block of aluminum and finished in black. The D2 can be distinguished from the other models by the logo stamped on the mic, and by the color of the fine-mesh blast screen inside the black grille; on the D2, the inner screen is black.

Audix D2, D4 Capsule ComparisonThe headgrille can be easily removed. Visually, the dynamic capsules of the D1, D2 and D4 are all but identical, and measure approximately 22mm in diameter (inside the capsule housing). The only visible difference is the size of the vent holes around the base of the shaft.

The Audix D2 is also known as: D-2.

The mic was released in 1997.


Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
D2 Hypercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (2.5 mV/Pa; 44 - 18,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 250 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 144 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
128g (4.52oz) 100mm (3.94'') 39mm (1.54'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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