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Electro-Voice ND868 Microphone

Get an air-pushing kick and bass that penetrates the crowd without ever distorting your sound with the Electro-Voice ND868 microphone. (19) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Electro-Voice ND868 is a cardioid dynamic mic with only one purpose in life: to make your kick drum sound incredible. No, the ND868 isn't what you'd call versatile. In fact, this is one of the most single-minded mics you'll ever meet. And that's why it sounds so great. If you want the bass drum to penetrate the crowd, if you want full, air-pushin' KICK from a mic that won't distort no matter what kind of John Bonham is behind the skins, this is it!

Perfect for live or studio settings, the ND868 boasts the kind of frequency response you have to "tune" other mics for in a bass drum application. In other words, this mic is plug and play! Its low-sensitivity design keeps it from distorting in the high-sound-pressure bass drum environment. Its humbucking coil effectively cancels hum interference from lighting and other power sources. Its cardioid design picks up only the sound in front of it. In other words, no unwanted frequencies, distortion, hum, or outside noise allowed. The EV ND868 gives you nothing but kick.

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Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 10 kHz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Impedance: Low-Z balanced (150 Ohms)

Microphone Connector: 3-pin, XLR-type

Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm causes positive voltage on pin 2 ref. pin 3

Finish: Non-reflecting black

Sensitivity
Open Circuit Voltage: 1 mV/Pascal @ 1.0 kHz

Power Level: (0 dB=1mW/pascal) -51.7 dB @ 1.0 kHz

Materials
Memraflex grille screen

Steel Case

Dimensions
Length @ 5.22 in. (132.6 mm)

Diameter @ 2.36 in. (60 mm)

Shank @ 1.0 in. (25.4 mm)

Weight
Net @ 10.4 oz. (295 g)

Shipping @ 26.5 oz. (750 g)

Accessories Included
320 stand clamp

Soft zippered gig bag
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Electro Voice Warranty ´╗┐Electro-Voice offers the following warranties: 5 years on speakers; 3 years on electronics; and 2 years on microphones.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-392-3497
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Definitely the best Bass Drum Mic on the Market!"
Sound: The other reviews and even description are correct. I've been recording with this Mic and the sound it gives me is perfect. I haven't had to apply any EQ to it. It's basically plug and play! Feature: Mic, Zippered Mic bag and stand clamp. Nothing special, but I mean, what else would you expect? Quality: This mic looks like it will be able to take a beating. Pretty heavy duty. I've yet to drop it or punish it, but it definitely appears to be of high quality. Value: Cheaper than the AKG and Sounds much better. The Wow Factor: After reading other reviews I really wanted it, but was kind of skeptical when it finally arrived. But once I started using it, those concerns disappeared. When I have some more money I intend on getting another one to take on the road. Overall: The best Bass drum mic out there
Style of Music: Polka
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Overall: I have been shopping kick mics for a while now. I thought about the Audix D6, but it is sort of a one trick pony and is best suited for metal/hard rock or music that wants lots of beater click. I was also interested in the Shure Beta 52 as well as the EV 320. However, after reading reviews on the EV ND868, one comment intrigued me: the reviewer said it had a more "natural" sound and would get more of the actual bass drum "sound". That sold me!. That ZZounds once again price matched allowing me to get it for $134, I was sold. It has lived up to all my expectations. I can get a full, round sound for jazz, or, I can do some minor EQ tweaking on a well damped head and get all the click I want. For a "pre EQ'd" mic, this is one versatile kick mic and is well worth the full $199 price! It is well built and has a substantial heft to it. EV recommends placing it in the kick with the front head removed for "instant" results, but don't stop there. As I stated, you can get just about any kind of kick sound with this mic.
Style of Music: just about anything
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