AKG celebrate 60th birthday
Also new are the C5 and D5 handheld vocal microphones. They look similar to each other, but they differ in that the C5 has a cardioid condenser capsule while the D5 is fitted with a supercardioid dynamic one. Also available is a D5S, which has a switch, and all three will be shipping at the end of March.
In the late ’80s, AKG launched their Micromic series: a collection of miniature gooseneck microphones designed for a selection of different applications. Now they’ve updated the series with the C516, C518 and C519, for amplifiers, drums and brass respectively, and the C520 and C555 head-worn models. Usefully, the C518 has a clamp, rather than a clip, so it connects more securely to a drum’s rim than its predecessor.