CAD Audio STAGE7 Drum Microphone Kit (7 Mics)

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 90+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$199
CAD STAGE7 Drum Microphone Kit

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 90/100 is based on analysis of 90+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

This bundle from CAD Audio features a complete set of drum mics, with 5 dynamic mics and 2 condenser mics for miking each piece of your kit.

The D19 snare mic has a supercardioid polar pattern with a frequency response of 90Hz -14KHz (-6dB).

The three D29 tom mics have the same cardioid polar pattern, but tweaked to better capture the sound of toms with its 90Hz -13KHz frequency response.

In the same manner, the low end emphasis of kick drum is captured by the D10 kick mic since it is tuned to 50Hz -16KHz.

Finally, the Stage7 bundle comes with two condenser microphones that can be set up as overhead mics for the cymbals, with extra sensitivity to higher frequencies. Each mic comes with drum mount clips while the condenser overhead mics come with a roll-off pad.

Kit Contents

  • Microphones: 3 x D29 Dynamic Tom Mics, 1 x D19 Snare Mic, 1 x D10 Dynamic Kick Mic, 2 x C9 Overhead Condenser Mics.
  • Accessories: Vinyl Carrying Case

Pros

Value for money seems to be its most applauded trait, with many describing the CAD Audio STAGE7 as the best bundle for the price. Even those who find fault with its sound still report that they are getting their money's worth, if not more. Sound and build quality also gets a lot of thumbs up.

Cons

There are a few reports of the mics moving as they play due to the quality of the clips, while some users complain about the quality of the bundled bags.

Overall

If you're looking for a good low-budget 7-piece drum mic set then do check out the CAD Audio STAGE7.

NB: There are more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Drum Mic Kits.