Yamaha SKRM100 SUBKICK Low Frequency Capture Microphone

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Produce the most amazing, punch-filled kick drum sound you'll ever hear with the Yamaha SKRM100 SUBKICK low-frequency capture microphone.

Get the most amazing kick drum sound you've ever had!

It's not a mic or a drum - it's both! The Subkick pushes the envelope in acoustic drum design, while solving the dilemma of obtaining good live and recorded kick drum sounds with the introduction of the Subkick, a sub-frequency (below 100Hz) capture device designed for use with kick drums and floor toms as an alternative or supplement to a traditional microphone.

In combination with the resonance of the drum shell, the speaker produces an incredible sub-frequency sound, with plenty of punch and controlled thickness, and without the phasing problems often associated with low end reproduction.

When used alone or in combination with a standard kick drum microphone, the Subkick will capture the full range of frequencies coming from the drum without EQ, compression, or any other signal processing. The Subkick also includes a standard XLR for easy connection, and does not require +48V Phantom power to operate.

Specifications

Size: 10 in. x 5 in.

Shell: Birch and Philippine Mahogany, 7-ply

Finish: Vintage Black

Hoops: Triple flange steel (1.6mm)

Lug: One-piece lug (6)

Heads: Mesh front and back with logo

Type: Dynamic

Weight:
- Main unit: 4kg
- Stand: 3kg

Polar Pattern: Bi-directional

Output Jack: XLR

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (16 ratings)
Submitted May 19, 2004 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Get it!"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Sound
Used in conjunction with a mic on the beater and GOOD LORD your kick sounds thunderous...must be heard to be appreciated...you'll never track drums again without it
Features
Don't need any features on this, so therefore it gets a 9. A 10db pad could have been included, but if your preamp or desk doesn't have one you should still be able to manage
Quality
Built like a top of the line Yamaha drum...still, don't be rough with it because it's GEAR; the reason we all exist...however, it's good enough for the road, but I would use a D6 on the road to keep it simple
Value
Don't waste money on other kick drum "solutions" (except a D6)...this is THE ONE
The Wow Factor
YUM
Musical Style:
Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock
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