Earthworks DK25/R Studio Drum Microphone Kit  From Earthworks

Incredibly detailed, articulate, and clear 3-microphone set optimized for drum recording in a studio setting.

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$1,599.00

Retail:  $1,999.00

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Earthworks DK25 microphone sets: Studio v. Live comparison

Gear List:Earthworks DK25/R Drum Microphone KitPhoenix DRS-8 mk2 Microphone PreampVintech 609ca CompressorBricasti M7 ReverbBoth the Earthworks Mic sets produce a great sound, and hopefully this comparison video will help you decide which set would work best for what you want to do! Please visit us at SoundPure.com or give us a call at 919-682-5552 for more information about these great microphones or any other pro audio equipment.

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Manufacturer's Description from Earthworks

The DK25/R is for recording and has two TC25 omnis for overheads, an SR25 cardioid for kick drum, a KickPad™ and a windscreen. This model is ideal for use in an enclosed acoustic environment or in a drum room/booth.
 
Earthworks High Definition Microphones™ will provide a substantially better drum sound than conventional microphones. The DrumKit™ Series three-microphone systems provide a more cohesive and unified drum sound. You’ll hear more attack, more subtle detail and a more pristine quality in the sound than with any other microphones. The Earthworks drum microphones capture every nuance of sound from each piece of the drum set with such an exceptional clarity and cohesiveness, which make it sound like a live set of drums, not a bunch of pieces.
 

Features:

  • Improved impulse response for faster and more accurate transients
  • Shorter diaphragm settling time to prevent quieter attacks from being blurred by earlier loud attacks
  • Extended frequency response to 25 kHz to capture a crisper and more realistic image
  • Near perfect polar patterns that remain even across all frequencies and at any position within the pattern
  • More cohesive and unified drum sound
  • Hear more attack and subtle detail
  • Increased detail and dynamic range
  • Versatile, multi-use mics
  • Mics are protected in a high impact case
  • Ideal three-mic choice for recording
  • Fast setup and teardown
  • Comes with 2 TC25s (for overheads), 1 SR25 (for kick drum), 1 KickPad™, 1 windscreen
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About Manufacturer

Earthworks was formed by David Blackmer, the inventor of dbx, to realize his vision of upgrading the entire audio chain to a new standard of sonic realism. David's goal of creating high definition tools with which to capture the sound and experience of "being there" is based upon a strong evidence that there is more to human hearing than the range of frequencies which can be heard as tones. We are convinced that audio equipment with extended frequency response and faster, cleaner time domain performance will yield more life-like results. Traditional audio methadology appears to be based on working around the limitations, imperfections, and personality quirks of the equipment, and calling the ones you like "assets". WE believe that any part of the audio chain can be improved to the point where the standard is so high that any product meeting it will be indistinguishable from any other product meeting the same standard, and that an audio system built to such standard can achieve sonic reality. This standard, for electronic equipment, is met by our Zero Distortion Technology. We support the concept of recording acoustic events accurately enough to capture the sound as it happened in the room. This approah allows you to make sonic coloration and texture choices later, when you can consider them carefully and still have recourse. Life-like accuracy is the best starting point for whatever unique coloration you may wish to add.

Specifications

TC25 (omni overhead mics)

Frequency Response: 9Hz to 25kHz ±1/-3dB
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa)
Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA
Max Acoustic Input: 150dB SPL
Output: XLR (pin 2+)
Output Impedance: 100Ω, balanced (50Ω ea. pin 2 & 3)
Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
Noise: 27dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
Dimensions L x D: 165mm x 22mm (6.5 x .860 inches)
Weight: .35 lb. (160g)
 

SR25 (kick drum mic)

Frequency Response: 50Hz to 25kHz ±2dB at 6 inches (15cm)
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa)
Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA
Max Acoustic Input: 145dB SPL
Output: XLR (pin 2+)
Output Impedance: 100Ω, balanced (50Ω ea. pin 2 & 3)
Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
Noise: 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
Dimensions L x D: 165mm x 22mm (6.5 x .860 inches)
Weight: .35 lb. (160g)