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Audix DP Elite 8 Drum Mic Package  From Audix

8-piece Drum Miking Package featuring Audix's D6, i5, D4, SCX1HC, 2 x D2's, and 2 x SCX1C's

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Retail:  $2,550.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Audix

The DP Elite 8, as the name implies, is the ultimate combination of 8 microphones needed to mike up a 5 piece drum kit. All mics perform equally well whether it be on a live stage or in the studio. . Included in the DP Elite 8 drum mic package is the D6, Audix's flagship kick drum mic, two- D2's for rack toms, one D4 for floor tom, the i5 for snare, a pair of SCX1C's for overhead miking, and the SCX1-HC for high-hat. Also included are four D-Vice rim mount clips for the snare and tom mics, and three heavy duty tension fit mic clips for the SCX1 microphones.

Everything is conveniently packaged in a foam-lined aluminum carrying case road case for safe keeping when the mics are not in use.


D6 - Kick Drum

The D6 has a frequency response of 30Hz-15kHz 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.

i5 - Snare

The i5 has the ability to capture the rich, deep resonance of the snare along with the attack necessary to cut through the mix. The i5's cardioid polar pattern allows it to focus on the specific instrument that is being miked while rejecting other instruments or ambient noise on stage. With a smooth and uniform frequency response of 50 Hz-16 kHz and an ability to handle sound pressure levels in excess of 140 dB, the i5 can be also used for a wide variety of instrument applications including percussion, guitar cabs, and vocals.

D2(two) - Rack Toms

For bringing out the real, dynamic sound of toms or congas, the D2 cannot be beat. The D2 accurately reproduces the warmth and overtones of the instrument without sounding harsh or boomy. The D2, which is very natural and articulate, requires very little (if any) EQ, and because of the tight hypercardioid polar pattern, no gating is needed.

D4 - Floor Tom

The D4, which provides an additional octave of low-end response beyond the D2, is the perfect companion for large toms and other instruments characterized with extended bass frequencies. In fact, the D4 responds down to below 40 Hz, a remarkable feat for a microphone of this size.  The D4 is very linear in response and can be considered the most versatile of the D-Series microphones.

SCX1C  (two) Overheads 

The SCX1-C, a pencil condenser requiring 48-52 Volts phantom power, is a highly sensitive microphones that will provide imagining and audio detail beyond your expectations. Characterized with a cardioid pickup pattern and a smooth uniform response over a frequency range of 40Hz-20kHz, the SCX1-C has been a secret weapon for many sound engineers who have become envious for their drum sound.

SCX1HC -High Hat 

The SCX1-HC is considered by a growing number of sound engineers and artists as the very best possible choice for high-hat, providing a level of detail and realism that is astonishing. Characterized with a hypercardioid pickup for isolation and feedback control, the SCX1HC features a machined brass body, low noise electronics, and black e-coat finish, and modular threaded capsule.



  • All-in-one solution for miking drums
  • Instrument-specific mics for optimal results
  • Rugged Audix quality
  • Great for stage and studio
  • Dflex clips for easy positioning
  • Road case

What's In The Box

  • 1 x D6 Kick Drum Mic
  • 1 x i5 Snare Drum Mic
  • 2 x D2 Rack Tom Mics
  • 1 x D4 Floor Tom Mics
  • 2 x SCX1C Overhead Mics
  • 1 x SCX1HC Hi-Hat Mics
  • 4 x DCLIP Mic Clips
  • 4 x DVICE Rim Mounts
  • 1 x MC1 Mic Clip
  • 3 x WS81C Windscreens
  • Aluminum Road Case
  • "How to Mic Your Drums" DVD
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Application  Snare (top or bottom), toms, hand percussion, guitar cabs, acoustic instruments

Features  Protective steel grill, easy to set up and use, clean, accurate sound

Transducer Type  Dynamic VLM(TM) Type B

Frequency Response  50 Hz - 16 kHz

Polar Pattern  Cardioid

Output Impedance  280 ohms

Sensitivity  1.5 mV / Pa @ 1k

Max SPL  ≥140dB

Off-axis Rejection  >23dB

Power Requirements  None

Housing / Finish  Die Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Finish

Weight  248g / 8.7oz


Application  Rack toms, floor tom, conga

Features  Slight mid-bass boost, excellent transient response, big sound

Transducer Type  Dynamic VLM(TM) Type B

Frequency Response  68 Hz - 18 kHz

Polar Pattern  Hypercardioid

Output Impedance  280 ohms

Sensitivity 1.2 mV / Pa @ 1k

Max SPL  ≥144dB

Off-axis Rejection  >30dB

Power Requirements  None

Housing / Finish Machined Aluminum / Black Hard Coat

Weight  128 g / 4.5 oz


Application  Floor tom, djembe, cajon, tumba

Features  Extended low-end for larger drums, accurate frequency response, natural sound

Transducer Type  Dynamic VLM(TM) Type D

Frequency Response  40 Hz - 18 kHz

Polar Pattern Hypercardioid

Output Impedance  280 ohms

Sensitivity  1.4 mV / Pa @ 1k

Max SPL  ≥144dB

Off-axis Rejection  >20dB

Power Requirements  None

Housing / Finish  Machined Aluminum / Black Hard Coat

Weight  128 g / 4.5 oz


Application  Kick drum, floor tom, djembe, cajon

Features  Extended low-end for larger drums, accurate frequency response, natural sound

Transducer Type  Dynamic VLM(TM) Type E

Frequency Response  30 Hz - 15 kHz

Polar Pattern  Cardioid

Output Impedance  200 ohms

Sensitivity  0.8 mV / Pa @ 80Hz

Max SPL  ≥144dB

Off-axis Rejection  >20dB

Power Requirements  None

Housing / Finish  Machined Aluminum / Black Hard Coat 

Weight  254 g / 8.9 oz


Application  Overheads, high-hat, acoustic instruments

Features  Extremely sensitive and highly accurate sound reproduction

Transducer Type  Condenser

Frequency Response  40 Hz - 20 kHz

Polar Pattern  Cardioid / Hypercardioid

Output Impedance  200 ohms

Sensitivity  26mV/Pa @ 1k  /  17mV/Pa @ 1k

Max SPL  ≥130dB

Off-axis Rejection  >20dB

Power Requirements  48-52v phantom power

Housing / Finish  Machined Brass / Black Finish

Weight  114 g / 4 oz





DP Series Specifications

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