MB/Dk6

Drum-Microphone Pack

MSRP* US$459.00
Five-year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview


    The comprehensive MB/Dk6 Drum Pack includes a core selection of four microphones specifically engineered for drum applications, along with two MB 4k cardioid condenser microphones ideal for drum overhead miking. Also included in the package are three drum-rim microphone mounts and a durable carrying case.

    The three included MB 5k cardioid dynamic snare/tom microphones and one MB 6k cardioid dynamic kick microphone feature low-profile design for minimum visibility and versatile placement options around the drum kit.

    With a condenser design and extended frequency response perfect for overheads and hi-hat, the MB 4k features versatile battery/phantom operation, rugged all-metal construction, soft-touch finish, gold-plated XLRM-type connector, and an on/off switch. Its cardioid polar pattern minimizes feedback. High volumes come through without distortion; even subtle nuances are clean and precise.
  • Features

      MB 5k Cardioid Dynamic Snare/Tom Microphone (3 included)
    • Custom-engineered for use on snare and toms

    • Road-ready all-metal construction

    • Low-profile percussion-style design

    • Built-in adjustable stand mount


      MB 6k Cardioid Dynamic Kick Microphone (1 included)
    • Custom-engineered for use on kick drum

    • Rugged all-metal construction

    • Low-profile percussion-style design

    • Built-in adjustable stand mount


      MB 4K Condenser Microphone (2 included)
    • Condenser design for studio-quality performance

    • Extended response for smooth, natural sonic characteristics

    • Rugged all-metal construction and on/off switch

    • Soft-touch finish for durability and minimal mechanical noise

    • Battery/phantom operation for maximum versatility

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTMB 4k: Condenser
    MB 5k: Dynamic
    MB 6k: Dyanmic
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSEMB 4k: 80-20,000 Hz
    MB 5k: 100-12,000 Hz
    MB 6k: 60-12,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYMB 4k (Phantom/Battery): -46 dB (5.0 mV)/ -48 dB (3.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    MB 5k: -58 dB (1.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    MB 6k: -59 dB (1.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEMB 4k (Phantom/Battery): 200 ohms/ 250 ohms
    MB 5k: 500 ohms
    MB 6k: 500 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELMB 4k (Phantom/Battery): 137 dB SPL/ 125 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)MB 4k (Phantom/Battery): 113 dB/ 101 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIOMB 4k: 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTSMB 4k: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    BATTERY TYPEMB 4k: 1.5V AA/UM3
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFEMB 4k: 0.4 mA/ 1200 hours typical
    SWITCHMB 4k: On/Off
    WEIGHTMB 4k: 6.4 oz (182 g)
    MB 5k: 11.4 oz (324 g)
    MB 6k: 11.2 oz (317 g)
    DIMENSIONSMB 4k: 8.10" (205.7 mm) long, 1.64" (41.7 mm) head diameter
    MB 5k: 4.46" (113.2 mm) long, 1.63" (41.5 mm) head diameter
    MB 6k: 4.59" (116.5 mm) long, 2.11" (53.5 mm) head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHED(3) MB 5k snare/tom mics; (1) MB 6k kick mic; (2) MB 4k condenser mics; (3) drum mic mounts; (2) AT8405a stand clamps; durable carrying case
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    Audio-TechnicaMB/Dk6 Drum-Microphone Pack
     
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    5.0

    Good Price and Quality relation

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    • Bass Amp
    • Drums
    • Guitar Amp

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        Comments about Audio-Technica MB/Dk6 Drum-Microphone Pack:

        I researched a month about a nice reliable Drum Mic set and decided in the end for this set because I found pricing and quality in a good relation. As it is often not possible to test a Drum Mic Set in a store you relay on the opinion of other users. (Here to mention that Audio technical has some very intelligent YouTube manuals about how and where to hang the mics, sure that also made my mind up!)
        I opened the case and found some very nice looking and very robust designed Mics with all you need to mount; even the plastic clips give a good impression. Also there were 3/8" Female to 5/8" Male Screw Adapter for every mic that made me think somebody was thinking in my needs as a customer, great!

        Mounting the mics is not only easy but also I like very much the design of the hinges: compact and firm. With all this movement on the drums I guess this will work a long time and I will not have problems of mics moving and changing their position in a live situation.

        They look cute!

        The sound
        Well every opinion is subjective, but after two weeks of recording I must say that this is what I wanted, brilliant clear sound very natural. I found a very good base of frequencies to work with in post-production.
        Even the base drum mic, that looks very small, gave a good punching sound that can be modified later without the need of pushing frequencies.
        I used them once in a live gig and had way less problems with feedback, cool.
        Let�s say: Way more open sound than the �classic� Shure set, not that �pro� like the Sennheiser Solution but in the end if I am in need of that pricy equipment, guess I would rent it instead of buying it.
        I like the sound very much and it is way better than other �Chinese home recording solutions�.

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        I am really satisfied and found with this set a very versatile solution for my needs in studio and live situation. Always there is a more expensive solution and always there will be a �better� microphone, but considering the price and what I got I can recommend this set for everybody that wants to make a reasonable investment in his equipment.
        This set is made for professional use in studio and live situations and in my opinion it lives up to his promise.

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        • Intermediate
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        • Studio
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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        • Q:

          what type of mic would you recommend for placement in front of a guitar amp to run it through the house system?

          Larry
          Asked on 1/3/2016 by larry new sound operater from redding CA

          1 answer

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            A:

            Initially, my answer is either the PRO63 or ATM650 to start. However, to receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/5/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          MB 4K Phantom

          Just want to know if I have a battery installed in the MB 4K and the system I use has phantom power, is the phantom used or the installed battery to power the mic?
          Asked on 2/24/2013 by ChrisBailey from Melbourne VIC, Australia

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          • A:

            The microphone will run off Phantom Power in your situation. However, if you are using Phantom, it is recommended that you remove the battery.

            Since you are located in Australia, if you have any further questions, please contact info@tag.com.au for more information.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 3/1/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          where can I get new drum-rim microphone mounts ?
          Asked on 7/10/2012 by Stevebuck

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          • A:

            Thank you fro your inquiry. The AT8665 mount is availble at Audio-Techncia dealers.

            Answered on 7/16/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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