1_ TEST POWER REVIEWS AE2500

Dual-element Cardioid Instrument Microphone

MSRP* US$769.00
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 ultimate kick-drum mic, the Artist Elite AE2500 dual-element instrument microphone features cardioid condenser and dynamic capsules combined in one housing. The dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater; the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. Two layers of resistive mesh form multiple densities over the dynamic elementís side-entry ports, exercising precise control over the time at which off-axis signals arrive at the diaphragm. The condenser diaphragm is optimally tensioned and aged for long-term consistency and stability.
  • Features


    • Revolutionary dual-element design represents a ground-breaking transducer achievement

    • Two elements (condenser and dynamic) are enclosed in a single housing

    • Dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell

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

    • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road

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

    • Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning

    • Includes a 16.5' (5 m) cable (5-pin XLRF to two standard 3-pin XLRM connectors) for separate control over each element

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTSCondenser, dynamic
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-17,000 Hz (condenser)
    30-10,000 Hz (dynamic)
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 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)
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms (condenser)
    600 ohms (dynamic)
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL148 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 RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 3 mA typical (condenser)
    SWITCHES(Condenser Only) High-pass filter;
    10 dB pad (nominal)
    WEIGHT13.8 oz (390 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.50" (165.0 mm) long,
    2.17" (55.0 mm) maximum diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 5-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE16.5' (5 m) 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 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER8
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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

    AE2500 Specification Sheet (pdf 101.77 KB)
    AE2500 Submittal Sheet (pdf 494.51 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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