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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Nice!

By Chuckie Flo

from Midlothian, IL

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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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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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      4.0

      It works but needs EQ help

      By Brian

      from Minneapolis

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        This thing is sturdy and easy to use with the clip. It produces a clear sound that has a nice response. But... it has a very profound proximity effect when mounted on a snare drum (which is all the time) so you end up with a super bass-y signal. If you're able to low-cut that and take some time to EQ it so it actually sounds like a snare then this mic is totally usable. If you're hoping to plug it in and have a great snare sound right away, you'll have to hold your horses.

         
        5.0

        Good quality for the price.

        By Tom

        from Charleston, WV

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

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          • Performances

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

          Using as a snare mic. Works great.

           
          5.0

          I would definately buy this product again.

          By Drummer Boy

          from Fayetteville, WV

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          Pros

          • Great microphone for the price.

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Any gig, large or small, it does the trick.

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

          Use it for all of my playing gigs.

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