Electro-Voice ND68 Dynamic Supercardioid Bass Drum Microphone

Electro-Voice ND68 Dynamic Supercardioid Bass Drum Microphone

Accurately capture the thump of your kick drum with the ND68. Capable of handling up to 144 db, this mic is also great for close miking a bass guitar cab.

Electro-Voice ND868 Microphone

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Get an air-pushing kick and bass that penetrates the crowd without ever distorting your sound with the Electro-Voice ND868 microphone.

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.

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

Open Circuit Voltage: 1 mV/Pascal @ 1.0 kHz

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

Memraflex grille screen

Steel Case

Length @ 5.22 in. (132.6 mm)

Diameter @ 2.36 in. (60 mm)

Shank @ 1.0 in. (25.4 mm)

Net @ 10.4 oz. (295 g)

Shipping @ 26.5 oz. (750 g)

Accessories Included
320 stand clamp

Soft zippered gig bag

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-289-0096

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (16 ratings)
Submitted November 3, 2003 by a customer from charter.net
"Definitely the best Bass Drum Mic on the Market!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The best Bass drum mic out there
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!
Mic, Zippered Mic bag and stand clamp. Nothing special, but I mean, what else would you expect?
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.
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.
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