Avantone Pro Mondo kick drum microphone
Avantone are renowned for their glorious microphones. The dynamic Mondo kick microphone is the result of a years of experience. It offers a solid, aggressive sound, so that hardly any EQ corrections are necessary to really make a kick drum sound its best. A so-called smiley curve is responsible for this aggressive sound. Low tones are clearly accentuated, while a dip in the medium frequencies counters rumbling and a light boost ensures a solid attack. A durable construction makes it fit for life on the road. Delivered including soft case!
Avantone Mondo kick drum microphone: applications
A practical addition to your Avantone is the shock mount - it allows you to counter annoying handling and ambient noises. Even on a rickety stage, this Mondo can produce a solid bass drum sound! It is well suited for professional applications like large concerts or in studios, and can also be used for other instruments. As the Mondo is great at reproducing low tones, you can use the it on bass amps, for instance. Low-tuned brass instruments like tubas and trombones are also options! Finally, this Avantone Mondo has a wonderful, wine-red colour, tight sound and pleasant exterior!
- Microphone sensitivity (dBV/PA) not specified
- Microphone impedance 200-249 ohms
- Maximum SPL 140 dB - 149 dB
- Maximum frequency 15 - 15.9 kHz
- Minimum frequency 20 - 21 Hz
- Polar pattern cardioid
- Especially for electric bass guitars (amplifiers), bass drums
Weight and dimensions including packaging
- Weight (incl. packaging) 980 gr
- Dimensions (incl. packaging) 30.5 x 12.0 x 8.0 cm
- kick microphone
- frequency range: 20 Hz - 15 kHz
- pickup pattern: cardioid
- impedance: 210 ohms
- maximum sound pressure: 145 dB
- connector: XLR 3-pins
- colour: wine red
- housing: metal
- weight: 500 grams
- including: shock mount, carrying case
The build quality fantastic, better in hand than photographs. Angle adjustment easy and smooth, body, mesh grill and mount tough enough for the road. The carrying case also well made (other manufacturers should take note) and gives great protection.
In use (22"x16" bass drum 3" hole in res head), I found the mic performed very well. Great punch, full sound with plenty of clarity and gain. I'll have no reservations using the Mondo for live and studio work. Highly recommended!