Common name: AKG D 202
Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage
The D 202 is a classic and easily identifiable design that uses twin dynamic capsules to sense high and low frequency audio. A cross-over network is used to merge the two signals. Unusually the LF entry point is at the base of the stem and there is a rear wind shielding grid as well as the more obvious sintered bronze front grille. The back-to-front ratio of 20dB is substantially constant and the microphone does not suffer proximity effect. D 202 E1, ES, Studio versions and the related D222 exist. Though long unavailable these microphones still have many devotees, particularly for percussion. Suffix C (as opposed to E) had DIN connectors.