|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20-17,000 Hz (condenser)
30-10,000 Hz (dynamic)
|LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF||80 Hz, 12 dB/octave (condenser)|
|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)
|IMPEDANCE||100 ohms (condenser)
600 ohms (dynamic)
|MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL||148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser);
158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
|DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)||124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (condenser)|
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO||70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)|
|PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS||11-52V DC, 3 mA typical (condenser)|
|SWITCHES||(Condenser Only) High-pass filter;
10 dB pad (nominal)
|WEIGHT||13.8 oz (390 g)|
|DIMENSIONS||6.50" (165.0 mm) long,
2.17" (55.0 mm) maximum diameter
|OUTPUT CONNECTOR||Integral 5-pin XLRM-type|
|CABLE||16.5' (5 m) dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors|
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch|
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||R8|
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Comments about Audio-Technica AE2500 Dual-element Cardioid Instrument Microphone:
Most audio engineers will reach for a Shure Beta 52A or an AKD D112, giving them a specific audio quality that each mic is known for. They are good mics, and that's why they're used around the world.
But what if you want a sound quality to your kick drum that provides more mid-high frequency tonal definition, but still has the low-end punch either of these mics have? What if you want sonic options on the sound of your kick, but need to lay down tracks and move on?
That's when I reach for my AE2500 kick mic. The dynamic element gives me excellent low-end definition without muddiness, and the condenser element gives me a response in the mid- to mid-high frequencies that help define a drum's characteristic.
With this mic and the infinite blending of its two signals, I can shape the sound of a kick drum to meet the needs of the tune.
Low, with a thud? No problem.
Clear and open with low frequency punch? No problem.
This mic, combined with a drummer who knows how to tune and muffle his kick drum, will give you any sound you want.
I rated the "Ease of Use" with 3 stars because it takes some experimenting and finessing to understand the sonic qualities of each signal.
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Q:what are the other dynamic and condenser mics that AT sells that the elements in the AE2500 are most similar?
A:The AE2500 features its own dynamic and condenser elements, which are not found in any other Audio-Technica microphone. Although this is the case, the closest dynamic element that we manufacture is from the AE2300, and the closest condenser element we manufacture is from the AE5100.
Q:Cable for AE2500
A:The cable for the AE2500 is available through the ATUS Parts Department. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .