Audix D6 Large Format Bass Drum Microphone

Audix's industry-standard D6 kick drum mic gives you undistorted and thunderous low-end response. Reproduce rich lows all the way down to 30 Hz without EQ!

Capture a consistently solid kick drum sound with your Audix D6 large-format bass drum microphone. This powerful tool has a deep frequency response of 30 Hz to 15 kHz, a high maximum SPL of 144 dB, a cardioid polar pattern, and a VFL diaphragm for fast transient response. Weighing only .48 pounds, it's easy to place -- and it has a way of easily finding the "sweet spot." The low frequency response on this baby is also tuned for recording bass cabinet as well. Add this dynamic mic to your recording gear and get the best out of your rumbling bottom-end tones.

Tuned to Get a Full-bodied Sound

The Audix D6 kick drum mic is geared to capture the full-bodied sound of your kick, thanks to its frequency response of 30 Hz to 15 kHz. During mixing you can dial in more of that low body, and you can also bring up the 10 kHz to 15 kHz area to get more of that "click" sound into your mix. You will be able to consistently grab a wide spectrum of frequencies and a broad range of kick tones from just one mic.

Quick Setup and Consistently Superior Capture

If you've ever miked a kick drum before, you know that setup can often take several scratch takes followed by repositioning your kick drum mic to hone in on that "sweet spot." This baby does a fantastic job of capturing a solid kick sound in virtually any position on your kick drum, because of its instinctive "sweet spot-detecting" character. This will speed up setup time!

Fast Transient Response

Your D6 is fitted with a VFL read more diaphragm to take in the high-decibel intensity from your kick drum. With a high maximum SPL of 144 dB, this mic won't fold for drummers with heavy feet. A fast and reliable transience response means that every kick will maintain its color, full-bodied tone, and punch with confidence and continual assurance.

Dynamic Microphone with a Cardioid Polar Pattern

Your dynamic Audix D6 captures your kick sound in a directional cardioid polar pattern, so you can worry less about snare or tom bleed getting in the way during tracking. This baby also works well as an amplified bass microphone because of its determination to hone in on those boomy frequencies and accentuate the drive and punch of low-end instruments.


- Dynamic mic with cardioid polar pattern
- Frequency response of 30 Hz to 15 kHz
- Maximum SPL of 144 dB
- VFL diaphragm provides fast transience response
- Consistently solid audio capture -- no need to search for sweet spot
- Great mic for kick drum or bass
- Output impedance of 200 ohms
- Ultra-lightweight at only .48 pounds
- Connects via XLR
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AUI D6B

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Phone: (503) 682-6933 / (800) 966-826

Audix D6 Large Format Bass Drum Mic

With a wide frequency response of 30 Hz - 15 kHz and the ability to handle sound pressure levels in excess of 144 dB, the Audix D6 is an excellent choice for miking instruments requiring extended low frequency reproduction such as kick drum, large toms, and bass cabinets.

Lightweight, compact, and easy to position, the D6 is characterized with a cardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and equipped with a VLM (Very Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. The D6's transformerless design, low impedance, and balanced output allow for interference-free performance.

The D6 includes a precision machined aluminum body, black anodized finish, laser etched model and serial number, steel mesh grill, Switchcraft XLR connector and is supplied with a tension-fit heavy duty nylon mic clip. Designed, machined, assembled and tested by Audix in the USA, the D6 is a dynamic instrument microphone used for stage, studio and broadcast applications.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (26 ratings)
Submitted November 26, 2004 by a customer from
"if everyone else bought a beta52 does that mean you would too?"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Although I don't have experience with other dedicated bass drum mics, I know what good audio sounds like. This is a quality product made in the USA and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
I have not done side by side comparisons of bass drum mics, but purchased the D6 based on a recommendation and lots of internet research. I have been able to get very different and very good sounds by altering placement of the mic. Inside my 18x20 maple bass drum the mic picks up good attack and plenty of low end punch.
It comes with a quality mic clip, thread adapter and a padded pouch which is all you could really ask for.
The mic is machined out of a solid piece of aluminum. There is nothing to rattle and I'm sure it is quite durable, though I don't plan on testing this theory.
It's ten bucks more than a beta52 and same price as a D112, sounds great and seems like a winner.
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I have had no need to contact customer support thus far.
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