Dual-element Cardioid Instrument Microphone


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AE2500 Dual-element Cardioid Instrument Microphone

Dual-element Cardioid Instrument Microphone



The ultimate kick drum mic

The ultimate kick drum mic, Artist Elite AE2500 dual element microphone features both condenser and dynamic capsules in a perfect phase relationship, all in one housing. With a provided splitter cable, the separate elements can be control on different channels with their own 3 pin XLR connectors, allowing for a precise sound balance. The AE2500 is presented in a rugged durable casing, and is provided with a stand clamp offering shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning. The AE2500 is equally at home on the road and in the studio.

  • Revolutionary dual-element design
  • The flexibility of two microphones in one shell
  • Dynamic element for attack, condenser element for tonality
  • Perfect phase relationship element positioning, practically unachievable with two mics
  • Two layers of resistive mesh for precise control over the sound reaching the diaphragms
  • Rugged and durable design for enduring dependability on the road
  • Isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning
  • Includes 5m cable (5 pin XLR to 2 x 3 pin XLR) for separate control of each element

“Revolutionary dual-element design”

The AE2500 combines a condenser and dynamic element in the same shell, positioned in a perfect phase relationship; practically unachievable with two separate microphones.

“Dynamic and condenser elements”

The dual elements combine to capture the whole sound of the kick drum. The dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater, while the condenser capsule captures the bass and tonalities of the shell.

“Complete control”

Both elements of the AE2500 have their own outputs, as well as the condenser element having an 80 HZ HPF switch and 10 dB pad, allowing the user to get a precise tailore sound.

Revolutionary dual element

Dual condenser and dynamic elements in a perfect phase relationship, like two microphones in one

Built for the road

Rugged durable shell for enduring dependability on tour and in the studio

isolation Shock clamp

A specially designed isolation clamp is included, allowing shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning

control over each element

The AE2500 includes a 5m cable that gives control over each element on separate channels


Element Condenser, Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
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)
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 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)
Weight 390g
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 6.50" (165.0 mm) long, 2.17" (55.0 mm) maximum diameter
Output Connector Integral 5-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch


AE2500 Declaration of Conformity
AE2500 Frequency Response (Dynamic)
AE2500 Frequency Response (Condenser)
AE2500 Polar Pattern (Dynamic)
AE2500 Polar Pattern (Condenser)
AE2500 Specification Sheet