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Audio-Technica® AE2500 Dual-Element Cadioid Instrument Microphone

Model #: AE2500
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Audio-Technica® AE2500 Dual-Element Cadioid Instrument Microphone with isolation clamp and perfect phase relationship
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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
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Additional Specifications

ElementsCondenser, dynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Response20-17,000 Hz (condenser), 30-10,000 Hz (dynamic)
Low Frequency Roll-Off80 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)
Impedance100 ohms (condenser), 600 ohms (dynamic)
Maximum Input Sound Level148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser); 158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Dynamic Range (Typical)124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (condenser)
Signal-To-Noise Ratio70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)
Phantom Power Requirements11-52V DC, 3 mA typical (condenser)
Switches(Condenser Only) High-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal)
Weight13.8 oz (390 g)
Dimensions6.50" (165.0 mm) long, 2.17" (55.0 mm) maximum diameter
Output ConnectorIntegral 5-pin XLRM-type
Cable16.5' (5 m) dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors
Accessories FurnishedAT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
Audio-Technica Case StyleR8
Polar PatternCondenser

Misc. Specs

Polar PatternCardioid
Type Of MicrophoneCondenser
Width (in.)2.17
Depth (in.)2.17
Height (in.)6.5
Manufacturer Warranty5 Year
Microphone Intended UseInstruments
Frequency Response20-17,000 Hz
Connection TypeIntegral 5-Pin XLRM-Type
Product Weight (lbs.)0.86
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