Dual element (cardioid condenser and hypercardioid dynamic) instrument mic

$549 + shipping (includes gst)

The Artist Series new kick-drum mic, 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.


  • 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 and instrument use
  • 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
Frequency Response

40-20,000 Hz (condenser) 40-15,000 Hz (dynamic)

Low Frequency Roll Off

80 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)


50 ohms (condenser) 600 ohms (dynamic)

Maximum Input Sound Level

148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser)

Dynamic Range

122 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (condenser)

Signal to Noise Ratio

68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)

Phantom Power Requiremens

11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical (condenser)


320 g


143.6mm long, 55mm diameter

Output Connector

Integral 5-pin XLRM-type


5.0 m dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connector


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

ATM250DE Spec Sheet (PDF) Download
ATM250DE Submit (PDF) Download
ATM250DE Dynamic Frequency (JPG) Download
ATM250DE Dynamic Polar Pattern (JPG) Download
ATM250DE Condenser Frequency (JPG) Download
ATM250DE Condenser Polar Pattern (JPG) Download



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