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sE Electronics V BEAT Dynamic Drum Microphone
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The V BEAT is a compact drum microphone intended for use with snare or tom drums. The V BEAT features the same high-grade sonic performance as the sE...Click To Read More About This Product
Amazing sound for any snare or tom drum.
The V BEAT is a compact drum microphone intended for use with snare or tom drums. The V BEAT features the same high-grade sonic performance as the sE's V7 X instrument dynamic, but in a dedicated low-profile and drum-friendly format. Tuned for instrumental use, it can also be used on sources such as electric guitar speaker cabinets or brass instruments. Its specialized capsule provides a highly detailed, extremely natural sound character on snares or toms of any size, with amazing off-axis rejection to minimize bleed from nearby drums and cymbals. Its ultra-compact design and parallel XLR connector and stand mount give it the smallest footprint in its class, and its rock-solid swivel mount allows its angle to be adjusted with great precision – so it can be aimed at almost any part of the drum head to achieve the most desired sound character.
Compact, flexible, and minimalist design
The V BEAT utilizes an extremely low-profile mechanical design, with the XLR connector and stand mount integrated in parallel on the underside of the flexible swivel mount. This minimizes the V BEAT’s footprint, removes any cables from line-of-sight, and negates the need for any right-angle adapters or special cables. It also means there’s no danger of cables interfering with the drummer’s performance, as they are kept out of the way of cymbals and drumsticks.
The heart of the V BEAT: the DMC7 X capsule
The custom DMC7 X capsule offers the same technologies and features as its sibling within the acclaimed V7, including the innovative, specialized aluminum voice coil. While the V7 is optimized for vocals, the capsule in the V BEAT has been custom-tuned for instrumental use. With aluminum being a much lighter material than the industry standard (copper), it delivers an open and transient-rich sound, with deep and clear lows for stellar performance. The midrange is also extremely balanced, supporting the natural resonances of percussive instruments.
The excellent off-axis rejection of this sophisticated capsule also helps isolate your drums from other sound sources on the stage - efficiently reducing stage bleed and spill from other drums, cymbals and more. The supercardioid pattern also allows you to easily tailor the bottom-end by adjusting the proximity effect – i.e. distance to the drum head. Proven Neodymium magnets, tight production tolerances and high workmanship ensure excellent sensitivity, high-end sound quality and superb consistency.
Unique, patented integrated capsule suspension
The V BEAT’s advanced internal capsule suspension efficiently decouples the capsule from mechanical vibration, isolating it from shocks and jolts and eliminating the need for an external shockmount.
All-metal housing and spring steel grille
The V BEAT’s road-ready chassis is all metal, with no fragile plastic parts. The chassis' high quality, highly durable die-cast zinc alloy is designed to hold up under on-stage stress for years, the spring steel mesh grille is dent-proof and corrosion-free for perfect reliability, and the tightening knob for the swivel mount maintains a rock-solid hold on the V BEAT in any position.
The red internal windscreen efficiently reduces unwanted popping, plosives and wind noise - and in case you prefer a more visually subtle black windscreen, we have also included one as a standard accessory.
Gold-plated XLR connector
The V BEAT’s gold-plated XLR connector ensures a loss-free and reliable signal connection for years to come.
Knurled nut for other mounting accessories
Some popular drum mic mounting systems (such as the LP® Mic Claw) include a knurled nut to secure the mic in position. However, these third-party nuts may partially block the XLR connector on the V BEAT due to its extremely space-efficient design – so we have included a knurled nut with a smaller outer diameter to solve this problem for you.
- Extremely low profile for easy placement and minimal footprint
- Integrated parallel stand adapter and XLR connector
- Superior sound quality with massive flexibility
- Reduce spill from hi-hat or cymbals by adjusting the angle
- Specialized capsule designed to bring your drums to life
- Innovative aluminum voice coil for open, clear, transient-rich sound
- Detailed, deep and clear lows for stellar performance
- Neodymium magnet ensures high efficiency
- Patented internal shock-mount
- Sophisticated supercardioid capsule design
- All-metal housing with premium finish
- Stainless spring steel mesh grille
- Internal windscreen
- Gold-plated XLR connector
Superior isolation with minimal footprint and maximum flexibility.
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.