Audio Technica AE2500 Cardioid Microphone

Product #2494 | SKU AE2500 | Audio Technica
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Dual-element Instrument Microphone


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.


  • Dual-element design is a ground-breaking transducer achievement
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch, 10 dB pad on condenser element
  • Includes a 5 m (16.5') cable (5-pin XLRF to two standard 3-pin XLRM connectors)


  • 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)

  • 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)

Switch(es) High-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal) (condenser only)

  • Weight: 390 g (13.8 oz)
  • Dimensions: 165.0 mm (6.50") long, 55.0 mm (2.17") maximum diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 5-pin XLRM-type
  • Cable(s): 5 m (16.5') dual shielded, 8-conductor cable, 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone, two 3-pin XLRM-type output connectors
  • Accessory Included: AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
  • Audio-Technica Case Style: R8

For more information visit the product page at Audio-Technica


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  • Product: Audio Technica AE2500 Cardioid Microphone
  • Manufacturer: Audio Technica
  • Model: AE2500
  • SKU: AE2500
  • RM Product #: 2494
  • Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty on all Audio Technica products. 5 year limited warranty on all Audio Technica Wired Microphones.

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