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Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition  

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This special edition Audix D6 Sub Impulse kick microphone is great onstage or in the studio for kick drums, percussion, and bass cabs, and will make a visual impact as well with its brushed aluminum f... Read More

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This special edition Audix D6 Sub Impulse kick microphone is great onstage or in the studio for kick drums, percussion, and bass cabs, and will make a visual impact as well with its brushed aluminum finish. This D6 drum also has a cardioid pickup pattern and a frequency response of 30Hz to 15kHz. Its transformerless design, low impedance, and balanced output allow interference-free performance even with long cable runs. One-piece body precision machined from solid aluminum.

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  • Designed for low-frequency reproduction
  • One-piece body precision machined from solid aluminum
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Dynamic transducer
  • Frequency response of 30Hz - 15kHz
  • 144dB max SPL
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AudixD-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition
 
5.0

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5.0

Once you try, you'll never go to anything else.

By Cruddola

from Arizona

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

    This one mic is what made me go Audix exclusively. I've gone from AKG to Sennheiser and beyond. I've done a lot of sound for film and video. I know through experience what they can do and can't do for my drumming. I can afford any mic system many times over. I've settled for the Audix because they seem pretty much to me 'custom made for drums and percussion'. I run my 9-piece Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute on Audix D-1s on the smaller toms and snare, D-2s on the mid-size toms, D-4s on the floor toms and the D-6 on the Bass drum and another on the Gong drum. Each drum on a mic. I run two Hi-hats with an Audix AD-15 each, and two additional AD-15s as overheads. All mics run to a Soundcraft MFX-16 board. In my living room (yes, that's where I record) I pretty much record what I hear without EQing. A little de-essing on the snare and that's it! The roll-offs on the AD-15s are outstanding and the D-6 is killer. The D-6 is pretty much 'Plug and Play'. The SPL on Audix is the real deal! They can take the most brutal audio punishment and still sing gracefully another day. I've had other brands give up the ghost on less! I will even use a D-6 on an electric/acoustic bass guitar,Baritone or Bass Sax, it's that good. I used a D-1 on a trumpet and it was total cake. Don't waste your money on anything other than the D-6.

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    5.0

    MORE THAN JUST A KICK MIC

    By PREVALENT BAND

    from LANCASTER,CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      THIS MIC IS KILLER ,,,AMAZING KICK MIC --AWESOME FLOOR TOM MIC--I USED IT ON MY 18INCH FLOOR TOM AT A GIG AND EVERYONE WAS TELLING THAT MY FLOOR TOM WAS A BEAST!!!!--PUT ONE OF THESE IN YOU KICK ON A TOWL AND AIM IT TWARD THE BEATER,,THEN USE ANOTHER KICK MIC JUST IN THE FRONT HOLE AND MIX THE TWO TOGETHER----WOW---ITS MONSTEROUS!!!!!!!!!!GET TWO OR THREE AND PUT THEM TO WORK--YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID..

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      5.0

      Kick Drum's and Sound Guy's Best Friend

      By Tim Reisinger

      from ohio

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      This is a very versitle mic. You can use it to get a punchy kick in the chest sound or you can use it to broad deep bass sound that just helps compliment everything with a little or a lot of adjusting on the board. A little if the drum is tuned right or a bit more to bring it to life. Has an extremely high threshold for drummers that like to nail the kick. I am a frequent Audix customer when it comes to instrument mics. I have i5's as well as all my toms are miked with Audix. They are the people you want when getting mics for any instrument but especially drums. The D6 is one of the best additions you can make. Incredibly sturdy and more than gets the job done. If you want to hear the kick then this is where its at. Due to what this thing can do, the price is well worth it.

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      5.0

      Video and Written Reviews Just Aren't Enough!

      By Brian Kieffer

      from Ohio

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      It really blew me away how easy it was to EQ. I was able to get an amazing low end tone with the right amount decay at the end. Great kick/thud sound. My bass drum is ported and muffled. Secondly, Is it worth $200? In my opinion, Yes. I've tried it on a 21" kick, 16" & 14" tom and a 12" x 24" djembe.. all applications ended with the same result..me happy with the sound. O ya..It looks sweet.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just quit looking!

      By Medic13

      from Jensen Beach, Florida

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      I've used a few other Kick drum mics over time. I read reviews and listen to what other drummers use. I walk up and look and even ask the drummers what they are using. Curious I guess....The pros are endorsed so I don't really pay much attention to what they say. No disrespect! Most recording magazines or live sound mags float between the Shure Beta 52 and the Audix D6. It's all about what you are looking for. I've found that setting EQ with the Audix is easier. I'm a "less is more" kind of person. I really dont have to touch a dial on my board for the D6. With the addition of the new "Kickport" for bass drums and the D6, set just even with the front drumhead, it is the easiest drum to set up in either recording or a live show. It works equally as well with a full drumhead on the front. Just quit looking and buy it. You will be happy you did.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For the Bass Players Out There

      By Ian

      from New York

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      This mic gets a lot of drummer love, but I never really see a review for bass players. This mic is perfect for bass cabs or combos. I usually use my direct out on the amp to go to the board, but when you add this mic into the mix you get amazing results. Amazing clarity adding a huge volume boost and extremely ruggedly built. I strongly recommend adding this mic to your arsenal for any touring bass player and even bass players playing small shows a couple times a month. Epicly great microphone. A must have!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice kick

      By Charles Mizikar

      from Portage, MI

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      This microphone gives you a nice thud when the kick it hit. This mic works best when stuck inside the kick drum and isolates really nicely. I love this mic and wouldn't use any other.

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding, My new standard

      By Alex

      from Washington, D.C.

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      I absolutely love this mic. I use it in a club setting nearly every night and I have absolutely no complaints. Even with people who don't cut holes in their resonant heads like they should, I can still get the ultra clicky sound while still maintaining the kick-in-the-chest low end I'm after.

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      (11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works well, and can work even better.

      By Armando Lopez

      from Laredo, TX

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      This is a really nice mic, very appropriate for the kick drum. It's best for that and floor toms; doesn't work too well with bass cabs in my experience. Also in my experience, it works best when inserted into the bass drum, rather than outside. Good thump, very nice low end. I just wish there were more attack on it, kinda like a modern rock/metal kick. It's still, however, a very, very good product.

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      (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Soooo Good

      By RipThorn

      from WA

      Comments about Audix D-6 Sub Impulse Kick Microphone - Brushed Aluminum Special Edition:

      This mic is so sweet for a kick drum. It gets the thump that other dynamics can't quite capture because of its design. The machined aluminum housing looks cool and is rugged for years of (ab)use. No other mic I have used has the same impact, sonic or visual, as the D6

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