D12 VR


Reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone


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Kick the hammer

The D12 VR is a reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone with cardioid polar pattern. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, the microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequency performance. Its warm sound is realized by the original C414 transformer, especially impressive at high signal levels. The D12 VR features three active filter presets to match its sound shape with the kick drum’s character. When activated, the output level is automatically reduced by 10 dB. The filter settings can be controlled using a switch on the microphone body. Without phantom power, the microphone operates in passive mode and delivers the instruments pure sound.

Item# 3220H00010

General Specifications

Polar Pattern Cardioid
Audio frequency bandwidth 17 - 17000 Hz
Sensitivity 1.2 mV/Pa
Electrical impedance 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance 1000 Ohms
Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD 164dB SPL


Length 101 mm
Width 66 mm
Height 125 mm
Diameter 66 mm
Net Weight 500 g


Body metal
Finish galvanized nickel matte/black

Audio Output

Type Balanced XLR
Gender Male
Contacts 3-pin


Pro Studio Yes
Live Instrument Yes


Drums / Percussion Yes
  • 1 x D12 VR Microphone
  • 1 x Microphone Bag

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