The Avantone Atom is a top shelf studio quality condenser/cardioid drum mic that’s at home on the road thanks to its rock-solid construction. Avantone never uses plastic parts or unreliable cost cutting materials. Each mic is built to last, using dye cast housings and interwoven brass/steel grill assemblies. Every Avantone drum mic uses a pair of precision machined inserts that allow a positive “lock” with its shock mount. This simple but important feature keeps the mic firmly positioned on the sweet spot, regardless of how hard the drum is hit. A deep cabernet red finish, gloss black grill assembly and polished nickel trim provides an aesthetically impressive presentation in any studio.