“The D112 has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best kick drum microphones ever made, for its high SPL capability, punchy EQ and bulletproof construction,” said Erich Gaertner, product line manager, AKG. “However, its rigid mount sometimes made it a little tricky to place in the optimum position. With the debut of the D112 MKII, we have accommodated the requests of tour sound pros who asked for a more flexible, pivoting and rotating mounting system, which now enables the D112 MKII to be set up perfectly in any application.”
The AKG D112 MKII cardioid dynamic mic can handle more than 160 dB SPL without distortion. Its large diaphragm has a very low resonance frequency that delivers response below 100Hz. Low end is complemented by a narrow-band presence boost at 4kHz.
“One of the many reasons artists and sound engineers love the D112 MKII is that it requires no additional EQ to sound just right as soon as you bring up the fader,” Gaertner noted. Further refining its performance, the D112 MKII features an integrated hum-compensation coil that keeps noise to a minimum.
In addition to being a kick drum mic on stage and in the studio, the D112 MKII is also for miking electric bass cabinets and trombones.