Audio-Technica

AUDIO TECHNICA AE2500 Dual-element Cardioid Instrument Microphone

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  • Regular price £ 478.99


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
ELEMENTS Condenser, dynamic
POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
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)
IMPEDANCE 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 (typical) 124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (condenser)
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 11-52V DC, 3 mA typical (condenser)
SWITCHES (Condenser Only) High-pass filter;
10 dB pad (nominal)
WEIGHT 13.8 oz (390 g)
DIMENSIONS 6.50" (165.0 mm) long,
2.17" (55.0 mm) maximum diameter
OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 5-pin XLRM-type
CABLE 16.5' (5 m) dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors
ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE R8