Earthworks DM20 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Tom & Snares

Earthworks DM20 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Tom & Snares

Earthworks DM20 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Tom & Snares

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • For Snare and Toms
  • For Live Sound or Recording
  • 50 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Even Response Across Cardioid Pattern
  • Handles 150 dB SPL
  • Captures Accurate Transient Response
  • Stiff, Flexible Gooseneck
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Included RM1 RimMount & PW1 Windscreen
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Earthworks DM20 overview

  • 1Description

The Earthworks DM20 is a cardioid condenser microphone designed for recording or amplifying live drums--specifically your snare or tom-toms. The microphone features a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz in order to capture the full tonal palette of the drum.

Earthworks is a company well-respected for their transparent sound, and the DM20 is no exception: The capsule picks up frequencies evenly around the cardioid polar pattern within 6", ensuring no frequency coloration due to off-axis capture. Furthermore, the microphone offers 32 dB of rejection from the rear, so when you need to make sure your high-hat won't bleed into your snare track, or your snare won't bleed into your tom channel, you can position the mic to cut out the offending sound without changing the tonal characteristic of the intended drum.

The DM20 can handle sound pressure levels of up to 150 dB, which makes it able to stand up to the hardest hitting drummers. Furthermore, the condenser capsule has been fashioned in such a way that the diaphragm's innate vibration has been kept to a minimum; after the transient hits, it settles into its resting state a lot quicker than comparable mics, and thus, does not blur further transients.

The capsule sits on a flexible gooseneck that remains secure no matter how hard the drummer thwacks away. It is fashioned out of stainless steel to better withstand the rigors of the road, and ships with an RM1 RimMount for mounting the mic on your snare or tom.

Key Features at a Glance
  • 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response captures detail and dynamics of your playing
  • Fast impulse response for reproducing full detail of transient attack
  • Short diaphragm settling time guards against blurred transients
  • Near-perfect cardioid polar pattern reproduces all specified frequencies uniformly at any position within the pattern
  • 32 dB of rear rejection for mitigating bleed
  • High gain before feedback
  • 150 dB SPL capability for loud drum attacks
  • Right-angle mic head is mounted to the gooseneck for easy positioning
  • Robust housing for protecting capsule from drumstick hits
  • Stiff mini-gooseneck will not move when drums are hit hard
  • Heavy stainless steel construction withstands rigors of the road
  • Included RM1 RimMount for mounting on rim of snare or toms


UPC: 827517528533
In the Box
Earthworks DM20 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Tom & Snares
  • RM1 RimMount
  • PW1 Foam Teardrop Windscreen for Periscope Mics (Black)
  • Limited 15-Year Warranty
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    Earthworks DM20 specs

    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 50 Hz to 20 kHz, 2 dB at 6" / 15 cm
    Maximum Input Sound Level 150 dB SPL
    Power Requirements 24 to 48 V phantom power, 10 mA
    Output Impedance 200 Ohms, balanced
    Output Load 1 kOhm between pins 2 & 3, minimum
    Output Connector XLR (pin 2+)
    Sensitivity 8 mV/Pa (-42 dBV/Pa)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 74 dB A-weighted
    Noise 20 dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
    Gooseneck Length 4.8 inches / 121 mm
    Dimensions (Ø x L) 0.9" x 11.1" / 22 x 282 mm
    Weight 0.3 kg / 0.6 lb

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