The DP5A is a perfect complement of dynamic microphones for close miking a 5 piece kit. All mics perform equally well whether it be on a live stage or in the studio.
Included in the DP5A drum mic package is the D6, Audix's flagship kick drum mic, two - D2's for rack toms, one - D4 for floor tom, and one - i5 for snare. Also included are four DVICE rim mount clips for every mic except the D6 kick drum mic, which comes with a heavy duty snap to fit nylon clip.
All mics and clips are conveniently packaged in a foam-lined aluminum carrying case for travel or safe keeping when the mics are not in use.
The D6 has a frequency response of 30Hz-15kHz and is characterized with a cardioid pick-up pattern. The D6 is designed for easy positioning and and 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 microphones extremely popular for today's live stages and recording studios.
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 used for a wide variety of applications and for all genres of music.
For bringing out the natural, dynamic sound of toms or congas, nothing compares to the D2! The D2 accurately reproduces the warmth and punch required for a successful percussion sound, avoiding the typical muddy "boom" that can mar a good stage mix or a recording. The D2's natural warmth makes it a great choice for many instruments including saxophone, brass and woodwinds.
The D4, with an exceptional frequency response of 40 Hz - 18 kHz, will successfully capture the true sound of instruments that require bass reproduction. When it comes to the attack, harmonics, and decay of the large toms, the D4 is a perfect choice. Lightweight and easy to position, the D4 is also an excellent choice for cajon, djembe, tympani, leslie bottom, bass flute, saxophone, bass cabinets and small kick drums.