Audix DP5A Drum Microphone Kit (5 Mics)
Gearank High Notes
- 2018.06: Highest Rated 5-Piece Drum Mic Kit
The DP5A first appeared on our recommended list for 5-Piece Drum Mic Kits in June 2018 and it has remained there until being out-ranked in December 2022.
- Microphones: 1 x D6 Kick Drum Mic, 2 x D2 Tom Mics, 1 x D4 Floor Tom Mic, 1 x i5 Snare Mic
- Accessories 4 x D-Vice gooseneck mic clips, Aluminum Case
As the price of drum mics increase, the more specialized the contents of the package are.
Case in point is the Audix DP5A which features a dedicated mic for the floor tom and a premium mic for the snare.
While all three tom mics are dynamic hypercardioid, the D4 floor tom mic can handle more lows with its 40Hz-18kHz frequency response, compared to the 68Hz-18kHz response of the two D2 tom mics.
The D6 kick drum mic's frequency response is 30Hz-15kHz and it has a cardioid polar pattern.
Finally, the Audix i5 dynamic cardioid mic handles the snare with its 50Hz-16kHz response.
Rounding up this mic package are four D-Vice gooseneck clips and an aluminum case that holds it all together.