A workhorse performer on stage or in the studio, the ubiquitous D440 works well on a variety of sources; the “vari-motion” design alters the neodymium capsule’s thickness from 20mm on the outside edges, to 40mm at the center. This offers a “tuning” of the response curve without the use of a resonator disc (common among many mics), resulting in a smooth, yet fairly transparent upward shift on the HF response, centered around 8k, with a pleasant but not overbearing proximity effect LF bump when close-mic’ing.
This yields consistently-effective and instantly-usable results on the usual suspects: toms and percussion instruments, mic’ing bass and guitar cabs, capturing the low end of Leslie-style motion speakers – the list is limited only by your imagination.
These items are New Old Stock / New In Box, unused and brand new in original packaging with all the factory accessories included. Boxes are unsealed, but all items are present, and each has been tested.
Transducer type: Dynamic pressure gradient
Frequency response: 60 - 20 kHz (20 - 20 kHz @ 2 cm)
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Sensitivity: 2.5 mV/Pa; -52 dB (re 1 V/Pa)
Equivalent noise level (with typical electronics): 18 dB (A)
S/N ratio: 76 dB (A)
Sound pressure level for 1% (3%) THD: 147 dB SPL (156)
Impedance: 2000 ohms
Output connector: XLR-M
Finish: Matte black enamel
Maximum diameter: 1.81 in. (46 mm)
3.35 in. length (85 mm)
4.0 in. height (104 mm)
Net weight: 5.3 oz. (148 g)
Shipping weight: 15.6 oz. (438 g)