AKG D-190 E

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by djK, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. djK

    djK Guest

    Hi All,

    I just bought 2 pre-owned AKG D-190E's.
    Can somebody tell me something about their specific qualities
    & what recording situations they are suited / much applied for?

    I'm a musician/producer setting up a simple home studio [raw pre-production / demo's] but don't hav' much knowledge (yet) on mic's & mic-ing.

    The AKG's were offered to me for just 10 Euros. Despite their rather vintage appearance i had a feeling this was a bargain. I actually liked what i heared when i tried 'em @ home. :shock: :D

    - Would sure appreciate some feedback from you pro's :)
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Cardioid polar pattern
    Excellent general-purpose microphone
    Complete with stand adapter
    Rugged construction
    Shock mounted transducer

    " suitable for general purpose speech or instrument applications "

    optimized for speech if I remember correctly
    and good handling noise rejection ...
    TV interview mic perhaps
    can't remember the highest spl rating so unsure about drum duties
    elect guitar ... again max spl ?
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    oh yeah...I used to have a couple of them....Mostly I used them for hi-hats,occasional guitar amps, and on one occasion I used them as general 'area' drum mics...They were crisp...probably too much so...
  4. djK

    djK Guest

    - I tend to agree with you on that one dawg.

    - Can max. spl be somehow derived from these figures?
  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    max spl is when he capsule or the electronics goes over spec
    in this case it will probably be when the capsule runs out of travel ... a bit lick a speaker pole-ing

    even then a spec is one thing and people may have an opinion of sound as the capsulke approaches max movement

    some mics sound cool at there limit and some may not ... then the transient nature of drums can be another factor
    a mic may not handle the initial stick hit but have great recovery and handle the rest of the wave fine
    so people may find a mic like this great on drums

    there are no solid rules on any of this stuff and what works for you may not work for others

    however, some mics placed in front of a loud guitar amps on a clean setting just don't sound right and the same goes for the drums and loud players
  6. djK

    djK Guest

    :cool: ThAnX Guys :!:
    i'll (try to find out the max. spl &) experiment with these mics on different situations.

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