Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone
The Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone is a rugged, great sounding mic, designed to yield a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. Featuring a very aggressive frequency contour and the finest materials, the MONDO is perfect for live clubs & concerts, as well as serious studio recording projects.
The Avantone MONDO Kick Drum Microphone is the 2nd generation of the Avantone Drum Microphones and a great deal of R&D effort has culminated in this rugged, great sounding mic. Avantone believes that the The Avantone MONDO Kick Drum Microphone represents the very finest kick drum mic available.
The Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Mic offers a very aggressive frequency contour that sounds huge right out of the box, so most engineers will find little need for EQ. Each Avantone MONDO Kick Drum Mic is die cast from zinc, with a brass and steel grill assembly. As with all of Avantone's mics, there is no plastic to break! Aesthetically, the Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Mic features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and a black grill assembly. All components are designed and manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.
The Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Mic features internal shockmounting on the capsule assembly to prevent the transmission of unwanted "rumble" from physical vibrations.
A unique feature of the Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Mic is pair of machined insets on the barrel of the microphone body. These insets allow the O-rings of the SSM shockmount to "lock" the Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Mic into place, which prevents mic shifting and slippage.
The included Avantone SSM Shock Mount is as rugged as you can find and allows for a superb decoupling of the Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Mic from unwanted low-frequency transfer and rumble. This feature results in a much tighter, less muddy sound than other brands of drum mics. The O-rings are manufactured using a custom formula. The new world class Ethylene Propylene formula provides enormous resistance to breakage, resistance to surface nicks and remains supple and effective even against dry, hot temperatures. It is resistant to ozone and weathering, which makes it great for use around electronics devices, and maintains its physical properties even in a stretched condition. The Avantone SSM is constructed of heavy-duty die-cast zinc, which is not only incredibly durable but also adds mass, which contributes to vibration dampening/decoupling.
The entire package is rounded out with a rugged custom-molded and padded case to safely store and transport your Avantone mic. The Avantone MONDO Kick Drum Mic, SSM Shock Mount, and included carrying case are each inspected, tested, and carefully packed in California.
The Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Mic is perfect for live clubs & concerts, as well as serious studio recording projects.
Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone Features
- Very aggressive frequency contour that sounds huge right out of the box
- Die cast from zinc, with a brass and black steel grill assembly
- An elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim
- Utilizes the finest materials for great sound
- Includes no plastic to break
- Perfect for live clubs & concerts, as well as serious studio recording projects
Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone Specifications
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern(s): Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 15kHz
- Output Impedance: 210 Ohms
- Maximum SPL: 145dB
- Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin
- Power Requirements: N/A
- Weight: .5 kg (16 oz)
- Finish: Cabernet / Black / Nickel
Avantone MONDO Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone Includes
- Avantone MONDO Kick Drum Microphone
- Avantone SSM Shockmount
- Custom-Molded Padded Carrying Case
- Printed Owners Manual
- 5 Year Warranty
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Sounds great and is cheap for a quality mic. What else you want?
It is just a mic, but it sounds like a fully mixed kick track. You might have to dial it DOWN a bit for jazz or lighter stuff. It sounds very slick. Very good mic as you would expect from Avantone.
I recently bought this mic as part of a seven piece set. I dont have to use the other mics much at smaller venues but I always use this one. I play a large djembe with a kick pedal, so i can't testify to it's abilities on standard 22" drum, but it's presence with the djembe is HUGE. i'd bet that the djembe frequencies are lower than those of a kick drum and this mic has no problem reproducing them. i can't really speak of the attack frequencies though because they dont come through acoustically on my drum. but beware, despite the best efforts to make it seem like a homegrown company on the company website, these mics are MADE IN CHINA, and i am always skeptical of any company that does that.