Dual-element dynamic plus condenser cardioid kick drum mic

$1099 + shipping (includes gst)

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 element’s 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.


  • 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
Polar Pattern


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)


100 ohms (condenser) 600 ohms (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 Requiremens

11-52V DC, 3 mA typical (condenser)




165mm long, 55mm maximum body diameter

Output Connector

Integral 5-pin XLRM-type


16.5′ (5 m) dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors


AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch

AE2500 Polar Dynamic (JPG) Download
AE2500 Polar Condenser (JPG) Download
AE2500 Freq Dynamic (JPG) Download
AE2500 Freq Condenser (JPG) Download
AE2500 English (PDF) Download
AE2500 Submit (PDF) Download



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