Audio-Technica AE-2500 - Dual Element Cardioid Kick Drum Microphone

BH #AUAE2500 • MFR #AE2500
Audio-Technica AE-2500 - Dual Element Cardioid Kick Drum Microphone
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Audio-Technica AE2500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Dual Element Design
  • 3High Pass Filter
  • 410dB Pad Switch
  • 55-pin XLR Output

The Audio-Technica AE-2500 is a cardioid kick drum microphone featuring a unique, revolutionary design. The AE-2500 features both, a condenser and dynamic element within the capsule. The dynamic element accurately reproduces signals rich in transient response, so the result is accurate, rich reproduction of sharp attacks without noise and distortion. The condenser element is in place to deliver the warm tonal, resonant response of the drum's shell. Together both elements deliver an accurate, warm kick drum signal without noise, coloration and distortion.

The AE-2500 also provides a low-frequency roll-off switch. Frequencies below 80Hz can be eliminated to reduce noise and improve intelligibility. The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the microphone. A 10dB Pad switch increases head room allowing louder, transient rich signals to be reproduced without distortion. The output connection is a 5-pin XLR male and a 16.5-foot (5m), 5-pin XLR female to dual XLR 3-pin male cable is provided. The dual cable design allows users to obtain individual control over each element using two channels on a separate audio mixer or dual preamplifiers.

Dual Element Design

The AE-2500 features a capsule with a dynamic and condenser element in place. The dynamic element accurately captures the drum's attack, while the condenser reproduces rich warm tones.

High Pass Filter

The microphones High Pass Filter switch eliminates frequencies below 80Hz. This eliminates structure born noise and other noise registered at low frequencies.

10dB Pad Switch

A 10dB Pad switch increases headroom and allows the AE-2500 to better handle transient response while capturing excessively loud signals.

5-pin XLR Output

The microphone features a 5-pin male XLR output. A 5-pin female XLR to dual 3-pin male XLR cable is provided and allows individual control over each element.
UPC: 042005128983

Audio-Technica AE2500 Specs

Capsule1 x Condenser
1 x Dynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Frequency RangeCondenser:
20 Hz to 17 kHz
30 Hz to 10 kHz
Maximum SPL148 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Impedance100 Ohms
600 Ohms
Dynamic Range124 dB (1 kHz, at Max SPL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio70 dB (1 kHz, at 1 Pa/94 dB SPL)
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 5-Pin
Operating Voltage11 to 52 V
Operating Current Consumption3 mA
Dimensionsø: 2.17 x L: 6.5" / ø: 55 x L: 165 mm
Weight13.8 oz / 390 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 5 x 2.9"
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