Nady DMK-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7 Mics)

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

Street Price: 

$190
Nady DMK-7 Drum Microphone Kit

Meta Analysis Overview

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

The DMK-7 drum microphone kit includes four dynamic mics, one kick drum mic, and two condenser mics.

The DM70 dynamic mics included in this kit have a cardioid pattern that allows close miking and prevents bleed-through from other parts of the drum set. They can also handle up to 140dB SPL which helps in recording the loudest drums without distortion.

The DM80 kick drum mic has a neodymium element which delivers maximum output and has a rubber shockmount mic holder that minimizes floor vibration pick-up.

The two CM88 condenser mics are 9-52V phantom powered and have an extended frequency response for transparent and smooth sound reproduction.

Kit Contents

  • Microphones: 4 x DM70 Dynamic Microphones, 1 x DM80 Kick Drum Microphone, 2 x CM 88 Condenser Microphone
  • Accessories: Case, Rubber Shock Mount Clip, Windscreens

Pros

In their customer and user reviews, a number of people mentioned the microphones from this kit have a solid feel and weight to them since they have a rubber isolation jacket around them. A lot of them said it's a good entry-level kit for its price. Other than drums, this kit has flexibility in providing decent recording for other instruments. Many users said these microphones provided good recording results. They also mentioned the DM70 microphones were the highlight of this kit since they bring out great tonality of toms and snare sounds.

Cons

There are a few who feel that the kick drum mic does not fully capture the body and depth of their kick sound, while some expressed concern with the reliability of the mic mounts.

Overall

The Nady DMK-7 is a good budget option, however there are more highly rated options recommended in our guide to The Best Drum Mic Kits.