Audio-Technica ATM250 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone

Made for high-SPL sources like kick drum, toms and brass, the Audio-Technica ATM250 hypercardioid microphone delivers deep lows and biting midrange presence.

A natural with high SPLs, the Audio-Technica ATM250 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone is tailored for kick drum, percussion, brass and other highly dynamic instruments. Its rich, warm low-frequency response gives the microphone excellent presence.

The microphone is equipped with a rare earth neodymium magnet and a tight hypercardioid polar pattern. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.


- Frequency response tailored for kick drum, percussion, brass, and other highly dynamic instruments
- Handles very high SPL at close range
- Big, warm low-frequency response with excellent presence
- Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
- Durable performance for professional applications
- Hi-ENERGY (R)neodymium magnet for improved output and transient response
- Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
- Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector
- Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use
- Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning

Artist Series Microphones

Audio-Technica's renowned Artist Series has been re-engineered from the ground up. They've packed the culmination of 40-plus years of research and design into the rebirth of these road-proven, reliable designs read more -- adding some spectacularly innovative microphones to the line, and upgrading classic models for a complete selection of vocal, instrument and drum mics.

This first-ever remake of the Artist Series was inspired by consultations with touring artists and sound engineers who rely on these microphones for rock-solid performance night after night. Our engineers turned their what if's into why not's. Why not create a dual-element kick drum mic that the working musician can afford? Or a pencil side-address condenser built for incredibly flexible placement options? What about adding a durable vocal condenser to the Artist Series family? And while they're at it, why not include a generous selection of real-world accessories that make these microphones easy to use on a clutter-free stage. We are proud to have made these and more dreams for this series a reality.

The sound is everything you'd expect from Audio-Technica. The vocal mics set industry standards for intelligibility, detailed reproduction and noise suppression. The new instrument microphones feature a fast transient response and low distortion characteristics that faithfully reproduce the complex details of virtually every sound source. For the drums, Audio-Technica built on the legacy of its legendary AE2500, and introduced the new ATM250DE, a dual-element kick-drum microphone that combines 2 perfectly positioned capsules in a single housing.

Whether you use wedges or in-ears, line-array or portable PA, the Artist Series will help you squeeze every ounce of performance out of your reinforcement system. Plus they're built tough. As the company that made studio condensers durable enough for stage use, Audio Technica knows a thing or 2 about solid construction. The Artist Series is rugged to the core -- these all-metal microphones are engineered to perform flawlessly despite the inevitable bumps and bruises of life on the road.

These microphones are created to bring clear sound, rock-solid durability and aesthetic design to every stage where artists and audiences connect -- from corner bars to Carnegie Hall. Meet the Artist Series. New, again, from Audio-Technica, the pioneer in high-performance transducer design.
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- Element: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
- Frequency Response: 40-15,000 Hz
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: -54 dB (1.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa*
- Impedance: 600 ohms
- Weight: 252 g (8.9 oz)
- Dimensions: 127.5 mm (5.02") long, 55.0 mm (2.17") diameter
- Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
- Accessories Furniched: AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/ 8" -27 threaded stands; 5/ 8 in. -27 to 3/ 8" -16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
- *1 Pascal = 10 dynes/cm 2= 10 microbars = 94 dB SPL Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ATM250

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Phone: 330-686-2600 x5000


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