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MXL A5s Dynamic Snare Drum Microphone with Mounting Clip   

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Capture the fast attack of snare drums with the MXL A-5s Snare Drum Microphone. With a tight cardioid pickup pattern, the A-5s has excellent ambient ...Read More

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Smart option for snare miking.

Capture the fast attack of snare drums with the MXL A-5s Snare Drum Microphone. With a tight cardioid pickup pattern, the A-5s has excellent ambient noise rejection and a smooth frequency response. It has a high SPL rating so each note comes out clear and smooth. The A-5s has a rugged all-metal body and an adjustable rim mount. Use the A-5s to record snare drums and other percussion instruments in vivid detail. Perfect physical shape and response pattern for snare drum.

FEATURES
  • High SPL cardioid microphone with ambient rejection
  • Designed to capture snare and percussion with a smooth frequency response
  • All metal body protects against impact and noise
  • Pivoting rim mount holder included

Order today. Solid mic. No way you won't like it for snare.

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MXLA5s Dynamic Snare Drum Microphone with Mounting Clip
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Pretty good, if it doesn't get in your way too much

By DC

from Baltimore

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Pros

  • Good sound
  • Inexpensive
  • Small, eliminates need for a mic stand

Cons

  • Gets a little in the way of playing

Best Uses

    Comments about MXL A5s Dynamic Snare Drum Microphone with Mounting Clip:

    Sound quality seems good. My only issue was mounting. The clip positions the mic pointing directly at the snare head, which seems great for rejecting unwanted noise, but puts it a bit in the way of playing. I was hoping to maybe angle it to point it more across the head (like you would do with an SM57) so it doesn't stick up so far, but the clip doesn't really allow that. A right-angle XLR cable would help some, though I haven't tried that yet. So, sound seems good, and you free up space by not needing a mic stand on the floor, but it's not totally unobtrusive.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice!

    Pros

    • High SPL Handling
    • Small form factor

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Snare drums recording

      Comments about MXL A5s Dynamic Snare Drum Microphone with Mounting Clip:

      I have used other MXL mics (990/991) and like their performance, so I thought I'd give this a try. I was looking for something a little smaller in profile than an SM57 but similar characteristics. This mic exceeded my expectations. Very good high SPL handling and very true tone. This one is my new fav. I might try it on some toms just to compare.

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