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Info Needed: AKG D110 Bass Drum Dynamic Microphone

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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 3:18:15 PM

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I recently purchased a AKG D110 Bass Drum mic off eBay. It did not
include any type of literature or documentation. I went to the AKG
website and according to it, the mic didn't exist. So, does anyone
have or know where I can find any type of literature or documentation
on this mic??
-Luther
Anonymous
October 14, 2004 6:29:56 PM

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In article <f03f6062.0410141018.426fb8b1@posting.google.com>,
Luther Bell <freakoftheweek0000@hotmail.com> wrote:
>I recently purchased a AKG D110 Bass Drum mic off eBay. It did not
>include any type of literature or documentation. I went to the AKG
>website and according to it, the mic didn't exist. So, does anyone
>have or know where I can find any type of literature or documentation
>on this mic??

The D110 that I know of is a lavalier mike, and it is listed on the AKG
web site under discontinued products.

You sure it's not a D112 that you bought?

I would bet that a phone call to AKG would get things straightened out.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 8:46:43 PM

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"Luther Bell" <freakoftheweek0000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:f03f6062.0410141018.426fb8b1@posting.google.com...
>I recently purchased a AKG D110 Bass Drum mic off eBay. It did not
> include any type of literature or documentation. I went to the AKG
> website and according to it, the mic didn't exist. So, does anyone
> have or know where I can find any type of literature or documentation
> on this mic??
> -Luther

Probably a D112. What do you need to know ?

You stick a mic cable in, then move it around until you get the sound you
want.

geoff
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Anonymous
October 15, 2004 8:46:44 PM

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Geoff Wood wrote:

> "Luther Bell" wrote...
> >I recently purchased a AKG D110 Bass Drum mic off eBay. It did not
> > include any type of literature or documentation. I went to the AKG
> > website and according to it, the mic didn't exist. So, does anyone
> > have or know where I can find any type of literature or documentation
> > on this mic??

> Probably a D112. What do you need to know ?

> You stick a mic cable in, then move it around until you get the sound you
> want.

oh, ya stick the cable in it
then ya move it all around
ya wiggle and ya waggle
lookin' fer a sound

when ya think you mighta found it
ya think ya got the one
ya hit <red> and yer a'rollin'...

if they don't screw it up yer done

--
ha
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 8:46:45 PM

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It is not a lav mic, and it is not the D112 bass drum mic. It is
labeled on the box as the AKG D110. If you don't believe me, go here:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_...

But out of the three places that I found on the net that sell this
mic, I can't find any other info on it other than a short summary...I
am looking for the frequency response and polar pattern and other
literature like that...
-Luther
Anonymous
October 16, 2004 1:09:50 PM

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In article <f03f6062.0410151113.4dcb9fcc@posting.google.com>,
Luther Bell <freakoftheweek0000@hotmail.com> wrote:
>It is not a lav mic, and it is not the D112 bass drum mic. It is
>labeled on the box as the AKG D110. If you don't believe me, go here:
>
>http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_...
>
>But out of the three places that I found on the net that sell this
>mic, I can't find any other info on it other than a short summary...I
>am looking for the frequency response and polar pattern and other
>literature like that...

I wouldn't trust specs like that on a manufacturer's data sheet anyway.
You can probably learn a lot more by listening to the mike while talking
into it. Certainly you can get a good handle on the midrange response
and you can get a good notion of the pattern.

But, Guitar Center is notorious for selling specially branded items,
and this might be one of them. Give AKG a phone call and ask.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
Anonymous
October 16, 2004 1:25:35 PM

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"Luther Bell" <freakoftheweek0000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:f03f6062.0410151113.4dcb9fcc@posting.google.com...
> It is not a lav mic, and it is not the D112 bass drum mic. It is
> labeled on the box as the AKG D110. If you don't believe me, go here:
>
> http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_...
>
> But out of the three places that I found on the net that sell this
> mic, I can't find any other info on it other than a short summary...I
> am looking for the frequency response and polar pattern and other
> literature like that...
> -Luther

A google find this mic in a few places - seemingly all USA and as with MF
with the basic specs. The "move it around and listen" still applies, graphs
notwithstanding.

However this is all truely bizarre as :
http://www.akg.com/products/powerslave,mynodeid,15,id,5...
shows the discontinued D110, which looks nothing like the MF mic.

It could be that AKG have re-used the name (never done that before that I
know of) to fit in with the D220, D440, D550 series of similar drum mics,
and they haven't yet updated the website. There is an old D330 model too,
thatdoes not fit in the cutrrent Dxx0 paradigm

Or it could also be some USA marketing thing where they re-label a mic with
a name that US marketing gurus have decided will sell better.

geoff
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 10:23:46 PM

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Yeah, I just ordered the same mic from Musician's Friend.
www.musiciansfriend.com has their little page about it.

I'm about to return it. FYI, it didn't come with any documentation, and
the label on the box doesn't say anything that the musician's friend entry
doesn't say...
except MF says it goes down to 70 hz and the box says it goes down to 20
hz. And my ears say it only goes down to about 180 hz!!! So I'm sending
it back and getting a D112 like I meant to originally.
!