MXL A-55 Kicker review: specs & price

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Dynamic Microphone for Bass Drum

The MXL A-55 Kicker is a Dynamic Microphone for Bass Drum with a Also suitable for floor tom, electric-bass and tubas.

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Name Blue enCORE 100iMXL A-55 KickerAudio-Technica AE2300Audix F50the t.bone MB 88U PlusAudio-Technica AE2500Superlux Top 258Sontronics HaloSuperlux D10BTelefunken M80 White
Description MicrophoneDynamic Microphone for Bass DrumDynamic Instrument MicrophoneVoice and Vocal MicrophoneDynamic Vocal MicrophoneVocal MicrophoneDynamic MicrophoneDynamic Instrument Microphone
Frequency range50 Hz - 16 kHz30 - 15,000 Hz60 - 20,000 Hz-60 - 16,000 Hz-50 - 16,000 Hz50 Hz - 15 kHz50 - 16,000 Hz-
Output impedance150 ohms300 ohms--------
Dimensions175 mm in length130 x 60 mm95.6 x 28 mm-----42.5 x 144 mm-
Weight320 g0.54 kg138 g-----220 g-
On/Off Switch
Polar PatternCardioidCardioidCardioidCardioidCardioidCardioidSupercardioidCardioidSupercardioidSupercardioid
Sensitivity--76 dB (+/- 3 dB @ 1 kHz)-57 DB (1.3 mV/Pa)----54 dBV/pa (2.0mV/pa)54 dB--
Impedance--250 Ω---300 Ω600 Ω250 Ohm-
Directional characteristic------Super-cardioidCardioid--

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The MXL A-55 Kicker is a Dynamic Microphone for Bass Drum with a Also suitable for floor tom, electric-bass and tubas. The retail price is 94 £. Buy MXL A-55 Kicker at Thomann UK.


Polar patternCardioid
Frequency range30 - 15,000 Hz
Sensitivity-76 dB (+/- 3 dB @ 1 kHz)
Max. Sound pressure145 dB
Output impedance300 ohms
Dimensions130 x 60 mm
Weight0.54 kg
On/Off SwitchNo
Polar PatternCardioid

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