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AKG D 542 ST/S

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Cardioid Gooseneck Dynamic Microphone with Metal Base and Push-to-Talk Switch


Rugged, affordable dynamic cardioid gooseneck microphone for general public address and communications use. The D 542 provides a frequency response tailored to speech use for optimum intelligibility as well as good offaxis rejection for high gain before feedback and suppression of unwanted ambient noise. The all-metal body ensures a long useful life for the microphone even in tough day-to-day use.

The D 542 E features a built-in XLR connector for quick connection, while the D 542 has been designed for permanent (single-hole or screw-on) installation and comes with a 6-ft. 4-in. (2-m) fixed, unterminated cable. The D 542 ST/S is mounted on a table stand with an on/off switch and coiled cable with 3-pin XLR connector.


  • PA microphone with rugged, all-metal body

  • Frequency response optimized for intelligibility

  • Long useful life even in tough day-to-day usage

  • Frequency response tailored to speech use


  • Polar pattern: cardioid

  • Frequency range: 150-15,000 Hz

  • Sensitivity: 2.2 mV/Pa (-54 dBV)

  • Max. SPL: 133 dB (1% THD)

  • Equivalent noise level: 21 dB-A

  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 73 dB

  • Impedance: 530 ohms

  • Recommended load impedance: >2,000 ohms

  • Connector: D 542: unterminated cable ends; D 542 E / D 542 ST/S: 3-pin male XLR

  • Cable: D 542: approx. 50 to 100 cm (20 to 40 in.)

  • Finish: matte gray/black

  • Dimensions: microphone: 34 dia. x 300 mm (1.3 dia. x 11.8 in.), gooseneck: dia. 13 x 345 mm (0.51 x 13.6 in.); table, stand (l x w x h): 160 x 120 x 65 mm (6.3 x 4.7 x 2.5 in.)

  • Net weight: D 542: 275 g (9.6 oz.), D 542 E: 285 g (10.0 oz.), D 542 ST/S: 805 g (1.8 lbs.)

  • Shipping weight: D 542: 422 g (14.8 oz.), D 542 E: 334 g (11.7 oz.), D 542 ST/S: 1,125 g (2.5 lbs.)


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