Audio Technica AE2500

Dual-element Cardioid Kick Drum Microphone

Our price:$879.00 GST
Order Code: AE2500

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Never reach for a kick drum sound again. AE2500 is the result of Audio Technica ‘putting their heads together’. Under the bonnet is both a dynamic and a condenser capsule. Designed to grab all the sounds inside a kick drum that you could imagine, AE2500 goes where no kick drum mic has gone before, all in the happiest of phase relationships.

Includes ‘isolation’ mount and ‘dual breakout’ lead to allow independent control of the two capsules.


  • 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 5m cable (5-pin XLRF to two standard 3-pin XLRM connectors) for separate control over each element
ELEMENTS Condenser, dynamic
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