Audio-Technica ATM-230 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The small, low-profile design of the ATM-230 coupled with the tight hypercardioid pickup pattern makes it a great choice for miking any type of drum.

The ATM230 hypercardioid instrument microphone brings a compact drum model to Audio-Technica's popular Artist Series line. The mic's proprietary capsule is designed to excel in high SPL applications, delivering full, well-rounded audio with an exceptional low-end. The hypercardioid polar pattern keeps the focus on the sound source, directionality that is aided by the mic's low-profile design, which allows it to be placed in a wide variety of setups. All this makes the ATM230 ideally suited for miking toms, snare and other percussion instruments.

The ATM230 features rugged metal construction that stands up to the rigors of live and studio applications, and comes with an AT8665 drum mount and a protective pouch.


- Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
- Handles very high SPL at close range
- Big, warm low-frequency response with excellent attack
- Low-profile design permits versatile placement around drum kit
- Rare earth magnet for improved output and transient response
- Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use
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- Element: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
- Frequency Response: 20 - 12,000 Hz
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: 53 dB V (2.2mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Impedance: 595 ohms
- Weight: 14.6 oz (415 g)
- Dimensions: (L x D) 3.2 x 1.5" (82.5 x 38mm)
- Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
- Accessories: ATM230 microphone; AT8665 drum mount; soft protective pouch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AUD ATM230
Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AUD ATM230PK
Warehouse Resealed, USED
Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AUD ATM230PK

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 10, 2019 by Rick C in Mesa, AZ
"sweet mics"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Very happy with theses mics .They Sound great for toms they add nice punchy tone I sold my pair of 421 sennheiser for these and still had money left
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Drums 35 yrs /recording studio 20yrs
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