The AKG D230 is a rugged dynamic microphone with an omnidirectional polar pattern. Designed for reporting, ENG, and EFP use, the D230 offers exceptional sensitivity and clarity. Construction features and technical specifications allow the D230 to stand up to the rigors of the demanding world of newsgathering while doing an excellent job capturing the story.
The D230’s omnidirectional polar pattern captures the newscaster’s voice clearly but is helpful for untrained camera talent. Anything can happen in a news story; this mic helps make sure viewers can hear more of the unexpected background noises and interviews of microphone-wary subjects. An integrated windscreen helps keep out noises you don’t want from being picked up, reducing wind noise and plosives.
Microphone handling noise and vibrations stay relatively low since the transducer element is shock-mounted inside the microphone body.
A hum compensation coil is featured within the transducer element of the D230. This coil cancels any interference from stray magnetic fields, which would otherwise be problematic when shooting near AC-powered equipment or power lines.
An extended shaft on the D230 makes it easy to place station flags without typical handling problems. The body is made of incredibly durable die-cast metal with a non-reflective surface, perfect for low-profile on-camera use.
AKG D230 Features
- Omnidirectional polar pattern for unchanged sound at varying speech distances.
- Rugged all-metal body for heavy-duty use and longest lifetime
- Integrated windscreen minimizes wind noise and plosives
- Extended microphone shaft for ease of handling
- D230 Omni Dynamic ENG Microphone1
- SA44 Stand Adapter1
- Transducer TypeDynamic
- Polar PatternOmnidirectional
- Frequency Response30 Hz - 20 kHz
- Output Impedance600 ohms
- Sensitivity2.5 mV/Pa
- Connector 3-pin XLRm
- Height: 218mm
- Diameter: 50mm
- Net Weight: 225 g