Audio-Technica AE2500 Dual Element Kick Drum Microphone

Like two microphones in one, Audio-Technica's Artist Elite AE2500 kick drum mic combines dynamic and condenser mic elements in a perfect phase relationship.

The AE2500 is the ultimate kick-drum mic with a revolutionary dual-element design represents a groundbreaking 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 2 separate microphones
- Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
- Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10dB pad on condenser element

- Elements: Condenser, dynamic
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Dynamic Range (Typical): 124 dB, 1 kHz at Max. SPL (condenser)

Frequency Response:
- 20 - 17,000 Hz (condenser)
- 30 - 10,000 (dynamic)

- Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V, 3 mA typical (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)

- Switches: 10 dB pad; roll-off (condenser)

- 100 ohms (condenser)
- 600 ohms (dynamic)

- Low Frequency Roll-off: 80 Hz, 12 dB per octave (condenser)
- Maximum Input Sound Level: 148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser)
- Weight: 13.8 oz (390 g)
- Output Connector: Integral 5-pin XLRM-type
- Accessories Furnished: AT8471 isolation clamp; 3/8 in.-16 threaded adapter; protective pouch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AE2500

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 330-686-2600 x5000


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