Audix D2

Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Mic
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The Ideal Mic For That Big Percussion Sound!

For bringing out the real, dynamic sound of your drum toms and congas, nothing beats (ha, ha) the D2! The D2 accurately reproduces the warmth and punch you listen for from percussion, leaving out the muddy, indistinct "boom" that can mar recording. The D2's natural warmth also makes it a great mic for saxophones and other woodwinds requiring a true, sensitive, yet big, reproduction.

Audix D2 features:
  • Instrument Dynamic
  • Hypercardioid
  • 144dB SPL
  • Proprietary anti-feedback design
  • Durable scratch resistant spring steel grille
  • Black Hard-coat Finish
  • Isolates each instrument's "sweet" spot
  • Gold plated contacts
  • VLM Very low mass diphragm
  • Reduced phase shift
  • Superior transient response
  • Pouch & clip included
  • Application specific microphones
  • Individually tested & hand assembled
  • Highest levels of gain before feedback
  • Exceptional off-axis rejection
  • Built to last a lifetime

Additional Media

D2 Spec Sheet
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 80Hz-18kHz
Output Impedance 250 ohms
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.28 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number D2

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Audix D2

Good customers service and fast shipping. Will look forward to do business with you again.
4.5/5

Great frequency response

Great microphone. Does what it's supposed to do. I use it on a 12 inch rack tom with a boom mic stand, and I get a really good round punchy sound out of it.
Music background: Drummer
4/5

Audix d2 is a great rack tom Mick.

I got this for live shows, and does the job well,much easier to work with than the senn.421 that I now keep in our studio to record with.
Music background: Drumming sence 1964...
4/5

Great affordable drum mic

I have been using Audix Drum mics and the D2 for over 10 years. Like Shure dynamic mics, they are high quality, road tough and accurate. When I say "accurate", I find that they are very good at reproducing the drum's natural sound without any coloration. I am pretty much using the D2 for my 8x12 rack tom or occasionally on djembes or congas. It's ok on larger diameter toms, but better on higher frequencey drums. It's also good on guitar cabs in combination with a Royer 121. While the D2 is primarily intended for live sound reinforcement, I have had good success recording with it to Logic with a Focusrite pre amp. As I said earlier, I have been using Audix mics for over 10 years and have never had an issue or failure. For the quality, sound and price point, you can't go wrong with the D2
Music background: Pro Drummer
4/5

One Trick Pony?

First things first, this is not a utility mic like a 57 or 421 or something like that. This mic has one job and it does that job well. Can you use it on things other than toms, sure you can, will it perform well.... probably not. The mic is built to handle somewhat higher SPL's and has a tailored response to work with rack toms (doesn't do bad on a floor tom, but wouldn't be a go to mic for that application, audix makes a mic for that purpose as well). Another plus for this mic is it's size. its compact enough that you can easily fit it where it needs to go without some large body sticking up and then an xlr connection housing sticking up even further. (anyone that's mic'd a tom with a 57 or 421 knows what this means) Especially useful for drummers that keep their cymbals low over the toms.
Music background: Engineer, musician, builder of electronic devices.
See also: Dynamic Mics, Audix, Audix Dynamic Microphones, Audix Dynamic Microphones