The Audio-Technica AE-2500 Dual Element Cardioid Kick Drum Microphone is a cardioid kick drum microphone featuring a unique, revolutionary design. The AE-2500 features both, a condenser and dynamic element within the capsule. The dynamic element accurately reproduces signals rich in transient response, so the result is accurate, rich reproduction of sharp attacks without noise and distortion. The condenser element is in place to deliver the warm tonal, resonant response of the drum's shell. Together both elements deliver an accurate, warm kick drum signal without noise, coloration and distortion.
The AE-2500 also provides a low-frequency roll-off switch. Frequencies below 80Hz can be eliminated to reduce noise and improve intelligibility. The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the microphone. A 10dB Pad switch increases head room allowing louder, transient rich signals to be reproduced without distortion. The output connection is a 5-pin XLR male and a 16.5-foot (5m), 5-pin XLR female to dual XLR 3-pin male cable is provided. The dual cable design allows users to obtain individual control over each element using two channels on a separate audio mixer or dual preamplifiers.
|10dB Pad Switch:||A 10dB Pad switch increases headroom and allows the AE-2500 to better handle transient response while capturing excessively loud signals|
|Audio-Technica Case Style:||R8|
|Cable:||16.5' (5 m) dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors|
|Dimensions (LxDia):||6.50x2.17" / 16.51x5.51cm|
|Dynamic Range (Typical):||124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (condenser)|
|Frequency Response:||20-17,000 Hz (condenser) 30-10,000 Hz (dynamic)|
|Impedance:||100 ohms (condenser) 600 ohms (dynamic)|
|Low Frequency Roll-Off:||80 Hz, 12 dB/octave (condenser)|
|Maximum Input Sound Level:||148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser) 158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)|
|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)|
|Output Connector:||Integral 5-pin XLRM-type|
|Phantom Power Requirements:||11-52V DC, 3 mA typical (condenser)|
|Signal-To-Noise Ratio:||70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)|
|Switches:||(Condenser Only) High-pass filter 10 dB pad (nominal)|