Affordable Dynamic Bass and Kick Drum Instrument Microphone

The Fusion Series microphones represent affordable excellence.

The f6 dynamic instrument microphone is designed for instruments requiring bass reproduction in live and studio applications. The f6’s hypercardioid pick-up pattern helps to minimize feedback and isolate the instrument from ambient sounds on stage.

The f6 instrument microphone has low impedance and balanced output providing interference-free performance.

Designed, assembled, and tested by Audix in the USA.

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Where To Buy f6 – Affordable Dynamic Bass and Kick Drum Instrument Microphone
Transducer Type Dynamic
Frequency Response 40 Hz – 16 kHz
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Output Impedance 580 ohms
Sensitivity 1.2 mV / Pa @ 1k
Capsule Technology LM Type A
Off-Axis Rejection >23 dB
Maximum SPL ≥140 dB
Power Requirements None
Connector 3-pin XLRm
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
Materials / Finish Zinc Alloy / Black Finish
Weight 311 g / 11 oz
Length 121 mm / 4.76 in
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1x f6 Instrument Microphone
1x DCLIP Microphone Clip
1x P1 Carrying Pouch

“We started our testing of the new Fusion series with the f6 kick mic. As it shares the same clip design as its older sibling, the D6, it was a simple matter to swap in the f6, since I already had a D6 positioned in my bass drum. Before we did that, we recorded a few bars of kick with the D6 as a reference, and then replaced it with the f6 and did some more tracking. Upon playback, I first heard the familiar full tone of the D6, and in the few seconds of silence between that and the f6, I thought, Okay, here comes the moment of truth. The f6 ended up producing a very cool kick sound. It was still in the ³pre-equalized, concert-ready² neighborhood of the D6, but it had its own thing going on. The f6 had a bit more midrange punch, and the fundamental resonance was at a slightly higher frequency. It still had the beef on the bottom and plenty of beater attack on top, but it also had a little in-your-face attitude (in a good way). It was universal enough to work in just about any genre, but I think this mic would excel in more aggressive idioms > hard rock, metal, punk, indie, etc.

Mark Parsons | Modern Drummer Magazine


“The f6 delivers a good mix of low-end content and midrange attack. It’s definitely a right-out-of-the-box option for producers who like their kicks with more of a snap, and the sound will absolutely punch through a dense mix of distorted guitars and layers of keyboards.

Michael Molenda | Modern Drummer Magazine