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AUDIX D6 LARGE DIAPHRAGM MICROPHONE - Ideal for Bass drum and Bass guitar
Audix Corporation, the industry leader in drum and percussion microphones, proudly introduces the latest addition to the D series of professional instrument microphones, the D6.
In classic Audix style, the D6 will not disappoint anyone looking for a huge, clean, undistorted kick drum sound. The D6 is about twice the size of the normal D series microphone, and yet it is extremely easy to use and position. Utilizing the same low profile mounting clip as the D series mics, the D6 will work with the Dvice and D-flex clips, as well as a variety of other popular clips on the market.
The D6 has a frequency response of 30 Hz - 15 kHz and is characterized with a cardioid pick-up pattern. The D6 is designed to sound good in any position and it is not dependent on finding the "sweet spot" of the drum. The D6 capsule features the same legendary VLM technology that has made the D series percussion and instrument microphones very popular for today's live stages and recording studios.
The D6 includes a cordura pouch and nylon mic stand adapter.
Applications for the D6 are the kick drum and any other instrument requiring precise low frequency reproduction.
Operation and Maintenance:
The D6 is a durable dynamic microphone precision
machined from a solid block of aluminum.
However, the capsule is highly sensitive
and the microphone should be handled
with care. Avoid extreme temperatures wherever
possible. Moisture can adversely affect
the sound and performance of your microphone.
When not in use, please store in the
The D6 is an excellent recording microphone
for high SPL instruments requiring accurate
imaging, especially in the lower frequency
range. Intended mainly for use with kick
drums, the D6 also excels on other instruments
including floor toms, cajons, and bass
cabinets, where full bodied warmth and
extended low end are required to achieve the
desired sound. The cardioid pick-up pattern
allows the mic to be less placement sensitive
and not dependent on finding the instrumentâ€™s
The D6 is also able to handle extremely high
sound pressure levels which allows for very
close miking without distortion.
The frequency response of the D6 is tailored
for optimum use in a kick drum. The D6 is
highly sensitive between 80Hz and 120Hz,
has a low end extension well below 40Hz,
has a slope in the midrange and a boost in
the high frequencies. The result of this combination
means that the D6 will provide
plenty of bass boom while still maintaining
sonic clarity and attack. These results can be
achieved on any size sound system without
having to add EQ or pad the sensitivity.
For best results on a kick drum:
Hole in front head: Place mic completely
through hole, pointing towards but not
directly at the beater. The position may be
varied in order to change the ratio of â€œattack
No Hole in front head: Place D6 a few inches
from head to get a huge dynamic sound.
The distance may be varied depending on
how much â€œroom soundâ€ is desired vs.
direct sound coming off the head.
Microphone placement is not an exact science
and depends on the room size, the PA
system, the number of open mics on stage,
and the volume of the music.
Live Stage-Coffee House to Stadium
Kick Drum, Floor Tom, Djembe, Cajon
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass Cabs
Transducer Type Dynamic
Frequency Response 30 Hz - 15 kHz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Output Impedance 200 Ohms
Sensitivity 2.2 mV @ 80Hz
Capsule Technology VLM Type E
Off Axis Rejection >20 db
Maximum SPL 144 db
Cable/Connector 3 pin gold
Polarity Positive voltage on pin
2 relative to pin 3 of
output XLR connector
Housing Machined Aluminum
Weight 7.7 oz / 217 grams
Finish Black Anodize