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NAMM 2007: AKG Acoustics debuts the new C 5 and D 5 vocal microphones

Published: Thu January 18, 2007  News Feed

New C 5 and D 5 live sound microphones deliver a unique combination of the best performance and durability.

AKG Acoustics debuts the new C 5 and D 5 vocal microphones at the 2007 Winter NAMM show, establishing new performance standards for live performance microphones. The C 5/D 5 Series features an attractive and robust new industrial design with the highest quality and durability standards, along with excellent sound and unmatched feedback resistance for professional musicians.

Based on extensive market research and performance testing conducted in 2006, AKG has incorporated superior transducer technology with maximum isolation of handling noise to deliver pristine of vocals in every venue from small clubs to large concert stages. “Our goal was to create vocal microphones that would set new standards for performance and reliability in the live sound microphone market,” stated Stefan Gubi, President of AKG Acoustics GmbH. “Through unique features and new technologies such as our Laminate Varimotion diaphragm, AKG’s new C 5 and D 5 microphones deliver unmatched performance, providing musicians with superb sound quality and outstanding durability.”

The C 5 condenser vocal microphone and D 5 dynamic vocal microphone each feature a dent-resistant spring steel wire mesh grille cap for maximum protection of the capsule and a rugged zinc alloy die-cast housing, which can withstand tough use during animated live performances. An integrated shock absorber system minimizes handling noise exceptionally well.

The C 5 features a 24-carat gold-sputtered housing that protects the condenser capsule against moisture and humidity plus a removable Presence Boost adapter for increased intelligibility.

The D 5 dynamic includes the new Laminate VarimotionTM diaphragm technology to deliver smooth frequency response and the highest gain-before-feedback.

The D 5 is also available in a switched model, the D 5 S, which features an On/Off switch on the body.

All models include value-added components such as gold-plated XLR output connectors for loss-free signals, a vinyl carrying bag and stand adapter.

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