Telefunken Elektroakustik DD5 Drum Mic Pack
The Telefunken Elektroakustik DD5 Dynamic Drum Pack is designed for drum kits consisting of 2 x Rack Toms & 1 x Floor Tom - OR - 1 x Rack Tom & 2 x Floor Toms. The DD5 includes three unique voices of its TEC Award winning Dynamic Series microphones (M82, M80-SHB, M81-SH) for a powerful close-mic capture of drum kits. The perfect close-mic choice for drum recording and live performances.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has assembled the three unique voices of its TEC Award winning Dynamic Series microphone line, and packaged them as the DD5 Drum Microphone Sets for drum recording and live performance applications. Each microphone set consists of the M82 handling kick drum duties, the M80-SHB on snare, and the M81-SH for toms.
The DD5 ships in the heavy-duty hard shell HC85 flight case and include multiple drum mounts (M782, M784 and M785) and an SGMC-5R five-meter XLR cable with a right angle female connector for each microphone in the set.
M80-SHB Snare Drum Microphone
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik created the M80-SHB for use on snare drum and vocal applications where a lower profile microphone with right angle XLR cable is needed. The M80-SHB is the same exact circuit as the M80 Standard, housed in a shorter microphone body with a built-on stand mount. The wide frequency response and higher SPL capabilities of the M80-SHB offer the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of many of the industry's standard dynamic microphones. A tight cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response boasting a subtle rise in the high end result in a microphone that is equally suitable for snare drum, vocals or instruments on both the stage and the studio. The M80-SHB is finished on both the headgrille and body with a durable, textured black powder coat.
M81-SH Tom Microphone
The M81-SH was designed with the goal of developing a mic that would not only complement the M80-SH, but also stand out in a universe filled with dynamic microphone options. Building off many of the strengths of the M80, the TELEFUNKEN M81-SH retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and an articulate mid-range. However, with the M81-SH, the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response. This combination results in a microphone with a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for fattening up toms, percussion and horns, or taming brighter vocals or thinner sounding sources. The M81-SH is identical to the M81 in circuit, but housed in a shorter microphone body with a built-on stand mount, and finished in a durable, textured dark gray powder coat on both the headgrille and body.
M82 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone
The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M82 is a robust large diaphragm end-address dynamic microphone that has been designed for kick drum and vocal broadcast applications. Hand-assembled in CT, USA, the M82 features two independently functioning EQ switches: KICK EQ and HIGH BOOST, which in turn offer four unique voices. The M82's KICK EQ switch engages a passive filter that reduces some of the lower mid-range frequencies (centered around 350Hz) commonly cut when processing a kick drum. The HIGH BOOST switch tilts the upper mid-range and high frequencies (starting around 2kHz with a 6dB boost by 10kHz) to allow for extra articulation. In the flat setting (both switches off), the M82 is equally suited for vocals, guitar amps, and brass.
Telefunken Elektroakustik DD5 Drum Mic Pack Includes
- 1x M82 with M782 mount
- 1x M80-SHB with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount
- 3x M81-SH with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount
- 5x SGMC-5R five-meter XLR with right angle female connector
- 1x HC80 Hard Shell Flight Case
What We Think
The Telefunken Elektroakustik DD4 and DD5 Drum Mic Packs pack all of the powerfully smooth yet super-refined sound of Telefunken Elektroakustik's dynamic vocal microphone range into "shorty" bodies, and outfit them all with mounting hardware and right-angle XLR cables. The M80-SHB with it's extended high-frequency focus, really brings the snare drum to life, where the darker, more milky sounding M81-SH attenuates the tizz and wash of crash cymbals, focusing in on the power of the toms. The M82 handles the kick drum admirably with it's unique shaping abilities. You really must hear these mics on drums. Once you do, you'll understand why the Telefunken Elektroakustic dynamics have come to represent the very cutting edge of moving coil microphone technology. And if you also need a pair of overhead microphones together with the dynamic close mics, Telefunken Elektroakustik has also released the DC6 and DC7 Drum Microphone Kits. These each build on the DD4 and DD5 kits (respectively) by adding a matched-pair of M60 FET Cardioid Small Diaphragm Condenser microphones.
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