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Studiospares SD101 Bass Drum Mic

Product Code: 448660

The SD101 is a great microphone for drummers and engineers alike. This microphone is great for live or recorded drum kits, but can also be used to capture other instruments.

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Studiospares SD101 Dynamic Microphone

The moving coil microphone remains king when it comes to recording high levels of sound. All dynamic microphone have their own `signature`.
The SD101 is no exception. The low frequency response just keeps going on and on down to sub sonic frequencies. The mid band has a clear peak at 3.5kHz which is the most sensitive part of our hearing. From 7kHz onwards the response is flat until 13kHz when the response is rounded off. This type of response certainly livens up percussive sounds giving a real zing to very high transients. Bass drums are really livened up. Great for recording guitar amplifiers and brass.
The body is die cast zinc not plastic so is able to provide effective screening against RF interference. The compact design allows more flexibility in microphone placement.
The output impedance is 600 ohms and is capable of overcoming any noisy mixer/amplifier inputs. Often living within a bass drum, the overload margin is very high with an SPL of 139dB.

The SD101 is a very interesting microphone and is guaranteed to take its place in any recording situation. It will find favourable comparison with any other bass drum Mic, bar none.



• Radio Frequency Rejection
• Tailored Frequency Response, an ideal microphone for drums, percussion and any transient sounds.
• Compact Design
• Cardiod Polar Pattern



When you open up the box to your Studiospares SD101 Microphone, you can expect to find the following item:

• SD101 Microphone


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Microphones: The Basics

- Element: Moving-coil Dynamic - Polar Pattern: Cardioid - Frequency: 20-10KHz - Sensitivity: -58dB 3(1V/Pa) - Output Impedance: 600ohm 30 %(at 1KHz) - Material: Zinc die-cast - Body dimensions: 66x130x115mm - Net Weight: 490g (without cable)

Microphone Capsule: Dynamic
Microphone Response: 20Hz - 10kHz
Microphone Maximum SPL: 144dB
Microphone Connector: XLR
Microphone Pad Switches: None
Microphone Powering: None Required
Physical Weight: 0.5kg
Customer Reviews
  • Verified Customer
    on 25 June 2014
    Use this on a kick drum for live and recording. The sound is really good, giving more expensive mics a run for their money. It handles high SPLs really well and is really easy to set up/position. The only criticism I would have is that the finish and presentation of the mic could be better. Worth buying though, even as just a spare.
  • Verified Customer
    on 03 November 2013
    Used to mic a live bass drum - the low frequency response and high SPL mean quality - for a pittance.
  • Verified Customer
    on 19 January 2013
    I bought one of these microphones over 8 years ago. Use it every week and still sounds Great! Looks like it just came out of the box, even though its been chucked around a good amount! Its a steal at the price it is!
  • Verified Customer
    on 11 August 2011
    Much better quality than i was expecting for such a cheap mic, on a budget this mic dose just fine.
  • Verified Customer
    on 25 July 2011
    Well impressed! Got a great kick sound without any eq-ing! I've been a pro musician for 30 years and have used various more expensive mics in that time and this one stands up! Solid piece of kit that looks like it will last forever. Would have been nice to have a case/bag of some kind, but for the price i'm well happy with it anyway!
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