The Artist Elite AE2500 is a revolutionary dual-element instrument microphone designed to capture the ultimate kick-drum sound. Featuring both cardioid condenser and dynamic capsules enclosed in a single housing, this microphone represents a ground-breaking transducer achievement. The dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater, while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. With elements positioned in perfect phase relationship, the AE2500 achieves a level of coherence practically unachievable with two separate microphones. Built for enduring dependability on the road, it comes with an integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad on the condenser element, ensuring optimal performance in various environments. Additionally, it includes an isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting, and easy positioning, along with a 16.5' (5 m) cable for separate control over each element.
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Revolutionary dual-element design

Dynamic element for aggressive attack, condenser element for round tonalities

Perfect phase relationship between elements

Robust design for enduring dependability

Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad on condenser element

Includes isolation clamp for shock protection and secure mounting

Comes with a 16.5′ (5 m) cable for separate control over each element

Element 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)
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 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)
Weight 390g
Cable 16.5′ (5 m) dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors
Dimensions 6.50″ (165.0 mm) long, 2.17″ (55.0 mm) maximum diameter
Output Connector Integral 5-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch

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