Audio Technica MBDK4 4 piece drum mic pack The MB/Dk4 Drum Pack includes a core selection of four microphones specifically engineered for drum applications. The three included MB 5k snare/tom microphones and one MB 6k kick microphone feature low-profile design for minimum visibility and versatile placement options around the drum kit. Also included in the package are three drum-rim microphone mounts and a durable carrying case. Tailored for snare, rack toms and other highly dynamic instruments, the MB 5k snare/tom microphone offers a moving coil dynamic design with cardioid polar pattern, delivering superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback. With a frequency response of 100-12,000 Hz, the mic is engineered to handle fast transients and high SPLs. The cardioid dynamic MB 6k kick microphone has a frequency response of 60-12,000 Hz. A natural at handling high SPLs, the MB 6k delivers superior results on bass drum as well as on floor and deep rack toms.
MB 5k Cardioid Dynamic Snare/Tom Microphone (3 included) Custom-engineered for use on snare and toms Road-ready all-metal construction Low-profile percussion-style design Built-in adjustable stand mount
MB 6k Cardioid Dynamic Kick Microphone (1 included) Custom-engineered for use on kick drum Rugged all-metal construction Low-profile percussion-style design Built-in adjustable stand mount
Element dynamic Polar pattern cardioid Frequency response MB 5k: 100-12,000 Hz MB 6k: 60-12,000 Hz Open circuit sensitivity MB 5k: -58 dB (1.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa MB 6k: -59 dB (1.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa Impedance 500 ohms Weight MB 5k: 11.4 oz (324 g) MB 6k: 11.2 oz (317 g) Dimensions MB 5k: 4.46" (113.2 mm) long, 1.63" (41.5 mm) head diameter; MB 6k: 4.59" (116.5 mm) long, 2.11" (53.5 mm) head diameter Output conncector integral 3-pin XLRM-type Accessories furnished 3 MB 5k snare/tom mics; 1 MB 6k kick mic; 3 drum mic mounts; durable carrying case
Having played around with a variety of drum mics I was sick of mic bleed from mics claiming to be drum mics , badly made mics that you know if you hit accidentally it will shatter, and was somewhat over using cheaper condensers on drums (let's face it, we can't all afford shure beta98's!) and needed a good dynamic alternative for recording and live that was also real bang for buck . The mbdk4 pack fit the bill perfectly. Build: While the clips that come with the mics aren't great (plastic, that I know is just gonna break one day when I'm not being extra careful), the mics themselves are heavy and solid and well built. They are easy to get in the right positions and plugs stay in snug.Sound: I'm using the 3 mb5k's on my 8, 10 and 12 toms, and the mb6k on my 14 tom. the mb5k's give the best off axis rejection, while the mb6k is a bit rounder in sound. Overall, they sound great, picking up all the tone and attack of the heads, rejecting off axis signals, and giving me plenty to work with in the desk. If anyone wants to hear samples just email me.Price: well, can't beat it. Got it on ebay from musicians advocate, shipped to Aus it worked out miles cheaper than anything else on the market, and blows anything in its price range and even higher totally out of the water.Top marks AT, combined with the recent purchase of ATH-M40 headphones, and my older purchase of an AT condenser headset mic, audio technica gear can't be beat for best bang for buck on the market.
- Matt (8/29/2007)
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