Sennheiser E901

Kick Drum ‘Plate’ Microphone – also great for pianos

Our price:$285.00 GST
Order Code: E901

IN STOCK 3 (more can be backordered)

Yep, stronger than a rock’n’roll coffee, Sennheiser’s e901 microphone will last longer than the kick drum it’s working for. At 350g, it’s a solid mic, requiring no special adapter leads. Just plug an XLR lead straight into the back of it, shoot it some +48v phantom, and let the half-cardioid pickup pattern impress you. Recent purchasers of this mic have come back in store and thanked us repeatedly. We didn’t make it, but we do keep the e901 in stock.


  • Condenser microphone
  • Highly precise and dry kick drum sound
  • Natural sound, fast transient response
  • Designed especially for high sound pressure levels
  • Integrated preamp and gold-plated XLR connector
  • Slip-free, damping rubber pad underneath
  • Extremely rugged metal housing

What’s in the box?

  • Pouch
  • User Manual
Dimensions 126.5 x 105 x 26.5 mm
Connector XLR
Transducer principle pre-polarised condenser
Frequency response 20 – 20 000 Hz
Weight 550 g
Pick-up pattern half-cardioid
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 0.5 mV/Pa
Nominal impedance < 100 Ohm
Min. terminating impedance 1000 Ohm
Phantom powering 48 V / 1.1 mA
Max. Sound pressure level 154 dB