Audio Technica AE2500 Dynamic Microphone
Audio-Technica boasts their AE2500 dynamic microphone as the ultimate kick-drum mic, and with its bevy of features, it’s not a far-fetched claim. Built with a dual element design, the AE2500 actually acts as both a condenser and dynamic microphone, which grants it the ability to capture the aggressive attack that kick drums have while also maintaining the round tonalities produced by the shell. The elements in this microphone have been positioned to create a perfect phase relationship, which would be nearly impossible to do if you were to use two separate microphones to achieve the sound that this single unit is capable of producing. Because this mic has been built to handle the low-end thump of the kick drum, the AE2500 also comes with an 80Hz low cut filter build into the condenser part of the mic. The AE2500 also comes with a shock mount and breakout cable as added accessories.