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AKG D 3800 SM

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Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone with Silent On/Off Switch


The AKG Model D 3800M is a rugged dynamic supercardioid microphone intended for on-stage vocal pickup. The microphone utilizes AKG's patented VariMotion system that allows the response of the transducer to be tweaked during its molding process and features a diaphragm of varying thickness. Its polar pattern is uniform with frequency, and response has been tailored at mid and high frequencies to deliver improved speech intelligibility.

The microphone capsule is shock-mounted using AKG's Double-flex shock mount system and is protected by an easily-removable wire mesh grille. The D 3800M also incorporates a humbucking coil to minimize noise from electrical interference. The D 3800M has a modular output which allows the microphone to be used with a standard non-switched or with a silent on-off switch (D 3800MS) with 3-pin XLR-type output or with the AKG TM 40 module to create a wireless microphone compatible with WMS 40 series receivers. The D 3800M's smooth triangular shape and soft-touch paint finish makes it secure and comfortable to hold. The lightweight body is die-cast zinc alloy and has a black matte finish for minimum reflection and glare.


  • Response tailored for on-stage vocal and instrument pickup

  • Accurate supercardioid pattern for added immunity to feedback

  • VariMotion technology delivers incredibly consistent performance

  • High sensitivity (2.8 mV/Pa) resulting from use of high-energy neodymium-iron-boron magnet

  • Interchangeable "M" connector module for switched (D 3800MS) or wireless operation

  • Light-weight die cast metal body with black matte finish

  • Removable/replaceable grille assembly for easy cleaning


  • Transducer type: Dynamic pressure gradient

  • Frequency response: 50 - 20 kHz

  • Polar pattern: Supercardioid

  • Impedance: 600 ohms

  • Recommended load impedance: >2000 ohms

  • Equivalent noise level: 18 dB (A) to DIN 45412

  • Output connector: XLR-M

  • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV/Pa; -52 dB (re 1 V/Pa)

  • Sound pressure level for 1% (3%) THD: 147 dB SPL (156 dB SPL)

  • Environmental operation: Temperature: -10C to +65C

  • Maximum relative humidity at +20C: 90%

  • Size: Maximum diameter: 2.0 in. (50 mm), 7.3 in. length (186 mm)

  • Net weight: 10.4 oz. (290 g)

  • Shipping weight: 2.1 lbs. (970 g)

  • Accessories included: Sound tools case, SA 61 stand adapter

  • Optional accessories: W 23 foam windscreen

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D 3800 SM
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