Sontronics DM-1B Bass Drum Microphone

375.00 RRP 417.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 29731

  • Large-Diaphragm, End-Fire Condenser Microphone
  • Maximum SPL of 155dB
  • Sturdy Build in Aluminium Flightcase
  • Also Great For Other Bass Instruments, Like Bass Cabs

Sontronics DM-1B Bass Drum Microphone


Designed for kick drums and other bass instruments, the Sontronics DM-1B is a sturdy condenser mic. It's been tested by the likes of Flood (U2, Killers, Arctic Monkeys), Alan Moulder and Mark Rankin.

Product Ref: 29731

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The Sontronics DM-1B is a large-diaphragm, end-fire condenser microphone. It has been designed specifically to capture and reproduce the various characteristics of a kick drum. So whether that's the beater click, the heavy thump, the boomy decay and so on, this microphone gives great kick drum micing.

A Quality, Sturdy Microphone

The DM-1B possesses a switchable -15dB pad, which allows the microphone to take up to a whopping 155dB. The sturdy build of this microphone and its aluminium flightcase means you can take it to the live stage as well as the studio.

Tested by Pros and Great for Bass Instruments!

While the DM-1B is ideal for kick drums, it also gives great results for other bass instruments, especially bass guitar cabs. Flood, Alan Moulder and Mark Rankin have tested the DM-1B, along with various session drummers, live musicians and producers.

"I used Sontronics drum mics with Flood and Assault & Battery where we compared them to mics costing significantly more. We were blow away by how good they sounded." - Mark Rankin, recording & mix engineer/producer (Florence & the Machine, Plan B, Adele, Friendly Fires)


  • Large-Diaphragm end-fire condenser microphone for kick drum or bass cabs.

  • Covered by Sontronics' lifetime warranty.

  • Supplied with its yoke-style shockmount in a sturdy aluminium flightcase.

  • Road-tested by producers Flood, Alan Moulder and Mark Rankin.

  • Ideal for kick drum but also gives fantastic results on other bass instruments, especially bass guitar cabs.

Further Specs:

  • Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 6 mV/Pa -45dB ± 1 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000 Hz)
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (end-fire)
  • Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 14dB (A-Weighted)
  • Max SPL(for 0.5 THD @ 1,000 Hz): 155 dB (with -15 dB pad switched in)
  • Power Source: Phantom power 48V ±4V
  • Connector: Three-pin XLR