ATM250DE

Dual-Element Instrument Microphone

MSRP* US$549.00
Two-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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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    The ATM250DE dual-element instrument microphone features cardioid condenser and hypercardioid dynamic capsules combined in a single housing. Audio-Technica’s innovative use of two polar patterns is ideal for kick drum: the hypercardioid dynamic element focuses tightly on the aggressive attack of the beater, while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. The elements are positioned in a perfect phase relationship, something practically impossible to achieve with two separate microphones. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.
  • Features


    • Audio-Technica’s proven dual-element design features two elements (condenser and dynamic) enclosed in a single housing

    • Neodymium dynamic element provides punch and attack, while the condenser element captures the full audio spectrum

    • Elements are positioned in a perfect phase relationship, something practically unachievable with two separate microphones

    • Perfect for kick drum, guitar amps, percussion and other instruments

    • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad (condenser element)

    • Versatile mounting options and effective dampening of mechanical noise thanks to included AT8471 isolation clamp

    • Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector

    • Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTSCondenser, dynamic
    POLAR PATTERNSCardioid (condenser)
    Hypercardioid (dynamic)
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE40-20,000 Hz (condenser)
    40-15,000 Hz (dynamic)
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave (condenser)
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–49 dB (3.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa (condenser)
    –53 dB (2.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa (dynamic)
    IMPEDANCE50 ohms (condenser)
    600 ohms (dynamic)
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser)
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)122 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (condenser)
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical (condenser)
    SWITCHESFlat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (condenser only)
    WEIGHT320 g (11.3 oz)
    DIMENSIONS143.6 mm (5.65") long,
    55.0 mm (2.17") diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 5-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE5.0 m (16.5') dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 adapter; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER9
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    POLAR PATTERN
    CONDENSER
    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    DYNAMIC
    POLAR PATTERN
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    CONDENSER
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    DYNAMIC
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE



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  • Downloads

    ATM250DE Specification Sheet (pdf 385.05 KB)
    ATM250DE Submittal Sheet (pdf 492.46 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      How do I
      connect
      this
      mic
      to my mixer?
      Asked on 10/14/2016 by James

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

        Answered on 10/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Hello I have a Audio-Technica ATM250DE Dual-Element Microphone do you offer a repair service?
      Asked on 8/17/2016 by Thumper from Flint Mi

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Yes we do. Please contact our Service Department for further assistance with this. The Service Department may be reached by phone at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or by email at service@atus.com

        Answered on 8/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Is this a good mic to use if you're only going to use one mic? If not, which mic would do the trick?
      Asked on 3/21/2016 by JD from Seabrook, NH

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The ATM250DE is an excellent microphone choice for many applications. Ultimately, it depends on what scenario you are using this one mic for. Ideally, this mic is best used in drumming scenarios. This mic excels specifically on the kick drum. The condenser element captures a full and warm tone in the resonance of the kick, while the dynamic element captures the power and attack of the beater on the drum head. Mix those two elements together, and you have one beefy sounding kick! Other possible scenarios: use this mic on a tom (rack or floor) or a bass cab. This mic would not be ideal for a situation like recording acoustic guitar and vocals with one mic.

        If you need further assistance picking out the perfect mic for your situation, give Audio-Solutions a call at (330)-686-2600 ext. 5000 . We'd be happy to help!

        Answered on 3/22/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
    • Q:

      Is the condenser a small, medium or large diaphragm?
      Thanks!
      Asked on 2/14/2016 by Zack from Canada

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

        Answered on 2/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Can you buy a cable for the ATM250DE?
      Asked on 3/17/2013 by TheQuietOne75 from Vancouver, BC, Canada

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4 and they can help with this.

        Answered on 3/19/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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