Nady DMK-5 Drum Microphone Kit (5 Mics)

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

Street Price: 

$120
Nady DMK-5 Drum Microphone Kit

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 20+ 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.

Nady is known for affordable gear, so its not surprising at all to find them offering a good value five drum mic bundle.

But the Nady DMK-5 is not just about value because for the price, it continues to get solid reviews.

This package comes with 4 cardioid pattern mics that are meant for miking snares, toms and other percussion instruments. These mics feature neodymium element for high SPL handling.

The fifth mic, the DM80, is meant for the kick drum, having similar features but fine tuned for handling lower frequencies.

Note that you'll need separate overhead condenser mics for the cymbals, but given the price of the Nady DMK-5, it gives you more room for other gear.

Kit Contents

  • Microphones: 1 x DM80 Kick Drum Mics, 4 x Tom and Snare Mics
  • Accessories Carrying case

Pros

Market response to the Nady DMK-5 is very good, impressing even experienced drummers. While value for money is really where it excels, there are many who are satisfied with its how it captures even the loudest of their hits, making them viable for live performances. Other percussionists also chime in with their commendations, reporting that it works well with cajons, congas, bongos and more.

Cons

While these mics are great at handling loud playing, there are some users who feel that some of the nuances of their playing are lost, especially when playing at lower volumes. There are also some drummers who report having a hard time getting a softer sound from the mics.

Overall

If you're in the market for a budget friendly drum mic kit, then do check the Nady DMK-5 out.

Although this is a good budget option, there are more highly rated mics on our recommended list of The Best 5-Piece Mic Kits.