Audix FP5 Drum Microphone Kit (5 Mics)

88
GEARANK

88 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$349

Gearank Recommendation

The FP5 appeared on our recommended list for 5-Piece Drum Mic Kits from June 2018 until April 2020 when it had been out-ranked by the Shure PGADRUMKIT5 and Audix DP5A kits.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Everything Audio Network John Gatski 96/100
Nova Sun Records Editor 92/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Kit Contents

  • Microphones: 1 x FP6 Kick Drum Mics, 3 x F2 Tom Mics, 1 x F5 Snare Mics
  • Accessories 4 x Drum Clips, 1 x Mic Clip, Aluminum Case

Overview

The Audix Fusion FP5 drum microphone set is a five-mic bundle meant for conventional drum setups, with dedicated dynamic hypercardioid mics for the kick, snare, and three mics for each toms.

The biggest of the mics is the F6, with 40Hz-16kHz frequency response especially tuned for kick drums.

The F2 mics for the toms have a frequency response of 55Hz-15kHz, while the F5 snare mic's frequency response is at 55Hz-15kHz.

There are some retailers that market the FP5 as a versatile mic kit, with some even recommending the Audix F6 mic for use with guitar cabinets.

All these mics are packed in an aluminum case along with four drum clips and one mic clip.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to 5-Piece Drum Mic Kits.