Professional Dynamic Instrument Microphone

The D2 dynamic instrument microphone is used for stage, studio, and broadcast applications. It is designed with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and is equipped with a VLM™ diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction.

The D2 is an excellent choice for miking instruments with a percussive nature such as rack toms, congas, saxophones, guitar cabinets, and brass. Transformerless design, low impedance, and balanced output insure that the D2 hypercardioid instrument microphone will perform interference-free.

Designed, machined, assembled, and tested by Audix in the USA.

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Transducer Type Dynamic
Frequency Response 68 Hz – 18 kHz
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Output Impedance 280 ohms
Sensitivity 1.2 mV / Pa @ 1k
Capsule Technology VLM Type B
Off-Axis Rejection >30 dB
Maximum SPL ≥144 dB
Power Requirements None
Connector 3-pin XLRm
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
Materials / Finish Black Hard Coat
Weight 128 g / 4.5 oz
Length 100 mm / 3.9 in
Download Spec Sheet

1x D2 Instrument Microphone
1x DCLIP Microphone Clip
1x P1 Carrying Pouch

User Quotes

“Audix D2 – my mic of choice for toms (especially 10’s and 12’s) and bass cabinets. Love the warmth, without needing to add EQ, and they are able to give me a natural, accurate sound. Handles the transients and attack of Victor Wooten’s style of playing, plus the low profile and side/rear rejection is an added bonus for optimal results on Derico Watson and JD Blair’s kits.”
-Jack Trifilgo, Production Manager and Front of House Engineer for Victor Wooten

“The D2 makes getting amazing drum tones quick and easy!”
-Jerry Guidroz, Front of House Engineer for Winery Dogs and Adrenaline Mob with Mike Portnoy

“The D2 is a great mic for many applications. On drums great on toms and a compact bottom snare mic. It’s low profile a multi-purpose tool for me on percussions, electric guitars, leslie low and high mic.”
-Rance Caldwell, Monitor Engineer for Crosby, Stills, and Nash

“Audix D2’s are one of my secret weapon mics — huge and full-on toms, perfect on congas, smooth on sax, and the tight hypercardioid pattern and high-SPL handling are just the thing in the studio or onstage.”
-George Petersen, Editor Front of House Magazine