Audio-Technica AE2500
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AE2500, Sonstiges Mikrofon from Audio-Technica.

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JimboSpins 26/10/2012

Audio-Technica AE2500: Produktbewertung von JimboSpins (content in English)

"Condenser and Dynamic"
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The Audio-Technica AE2500 is a condenser and a dynamic microphone. It is one of the higher end microphones from Audio-Technica and comes with a hefty price tag of 550 USD. It is said to be one of the best kick drum microphones out. The fact that it is a dual microphone with a condenser and dynamic elements in the same microphone shows me why it is the price that it is. The condenser’s frequency response is 20 kHz- 17 kHz and the dynamic frequency response is 30 kHz- 10 kHz.

OVERALL OPINION

The Audio-Technica AE2500 having both a condenser and a dynamic side to makes it a powerful kick drum microphone. It will give you a full sound if you have a good placement with it. You have to remember that the place with the kick drum is the most important factor of getting the sound that you want. You may even want to experiment with placement to see how you want it to sound.
If you record with the Audio-Technica AE2500 then you will notice the frequencies will seem like they are pretty flat. Some of use might like that and others might not. If your frequencies are flat then you might want to place your microphone a little bit closer but don’t ever do it. Or you could get into boosting some frequencies to get the sound that you want.
The value of the Audio-Technica AE2500 for the price is pretty good; it is a pretty expensive microphone to purchase for your kick drum. But your sound will thank you later once you hear how well that it is. I have used several similar microphones that are dual microphones and some of them sound similar to the Audio-Technica AE2500 but they are a little more expensive. Check out some of the Shure dual microphones if you don’t want to spend this much, they have some good ones that are similar and are a little cheaper.