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Audio-Technica AE2500 Kick Drum Microphone

Product Code AUAE2500
Manufacturer Audio-Technica

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The ultimate kick-drum mic, the Artist Elite AE2500 dual-element instrument microphone features cardioid condenser and dynamic capsules combined in one housing. The dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater; the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. Two layers of resistive mesh form multiple densities over the dynamic element's side-entry ports, exercising precise control over the time at which off-axis signals arrive at the diaphragm. The condenser diaphragm is optimally tensioned and aged for long-term consistency and stability.

Revolutionary dual-element design represents a ground-breaking transducer achievement
Two elements (condenser and dynamic) are enclosed in a single housing
Dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell
Elements are positioned in a perfect phase relationship, something practically unachievable with two separate microphones
Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad on condenser element
Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning
Includes a 16.5' (5 m) cable (5-pin XLRF to two standard 3-pin XLRM connectors) for separate control over each element


Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20-17,000 Hz (condenser) 30-10,000 Hz (dynamic)
Low Frequency Roll Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave (condenser)
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -51 dB (2.8 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa (condenser) -54 dB (1.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa (dynamic)
Impedance: 100 ohms (condenser) 600 ohms (dynamic)
Maximum Input Sound Level: 148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser); 158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Dynamic Range: 124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (condenser)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)
Phantom Power Requiremens: 11-52V DC, 3 mA typical (condenser)
Weight: 13.8 oz (390 g)
Dimensions: 6.50" (165.0 mm) long, 2.17" (55.0 mm) maximum diameter
Output Connector: Integral 5-pin XLRM-type
Cable: 16.5' (5 m) dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors
Accessories: AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch

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