Sontronics DM-1B Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Kick Drum and Bass Instruments

MSRP: $526.90
MAP: $529.99

UPC: 5060173280659 SKU: STDM1B Category:

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Our British-designed Sontronics DM-1B is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern, created specifically for use with kick drum and bass instruments.

The DM-1B, along with our DM-1S for snare and DM-1T, represents three years of research, design and development alongside top producers and drummers, and all three microphones have become best-sellers for drum recording, both live and in the studio.

Thanks to its high sensitivity, low self-noise, a -15dB attenuation pad and the ability to handle up to 155dB SPL, the DM-1B delivers outstanding results on kick drum and also sounds fantastic on bass guitar cabinets.

Its incredible power handling will capture all the attack, resonance and energy from your kick drum and other bass instruments like nothing you’ve ever heard before!

Because of the way DM-1B captures sound, it will also give brilliant results on any other instruments with low-frequency bias, from trombone and tuba to tenor or baritone saxophone, double bass and organ. Users also tell us that it sounds great on deep male vocals as well as rap and beatboxing.

The DM-1B is designed with its fixed cardioid capsule facing out of the top end of the microphone (end-fire style) and can be positioned either to the front head of the drum or even pushed towards or slightly inside the soundhole of the kick drum.

If you’re recording drum or bass instruments of any kind, DM-1B is a definite must-have for studio or live recording!

Recommended for
• Kick drum & orchestral bass drum
• Bass guitar cabinets
• Low brass (tuba, trombone)
• Bass clarinet, tenor/baritone sax
• Male vocals & rap/MCing

Sontronics DM-1B Features

  • End-fire cardioid condenser
  • Designed specifically for kick drum
  • Also fantastic on bass guitar cabs and other bass instruments
  • Comes with aluminium flightcase


  • Polar pattern – Cardioid
  • Pad – 0dB, -15dB
  • Frequency response – 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Sensitivity – 6mV/Pa -45dB +/-2dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
  • Impedance – <=200 Ohms
  • Equivalent noise level – 14dB (A-weighted)
  • Max. SPL – 155dB (with -15dB pad switched in) (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz)
  • Power – Phantom power 48V required
  • Connector – 3-pin XLR
  • Dimensions – 5.6 x 2.8 x 2.8″ (144 x 72 x 72mm)
  • Weight – 28 oz (804g)