Audio-Technica AE2500 Dual-element Cardioid Instrument/Kick Drum Microphone

Audio-Technica AE2500 Dual-element Cardioid Instrument/Kick Drum Microphone

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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
Transducer Dual Element - Dynamic / Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response Condenser: 20Hz - 17kHz 
Dynamic: 30Hz - 10kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 124dB, 1kHz @ Max SPL (condenser)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (condenser)
Maximum Input Sound Level 148dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. (condenser)
Power Requirements 11-52V, 3 mA typical (condenser)
Output Impedance Condenser: 100 ohms 
Dynamic: 600 ohms
Output Connectors 5-pin XLRM-type
Pad 10dB pad (condenser)
Low Frequency Roll-Off 80 Hz, 12 dB per octave (condenser)
Dimensions 6.50 x 2.17" (165 x 55mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 13.8 oz (390 g)

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Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

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Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

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* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.