Atm230 mics identification ?

ronyd

Silver Member
Are these Atm230 mics? The markings are different from the current being sold today.

weird they say snare/tom and tom/kick

thankx
 

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Supergrobi

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weird they say snare/tom and tom/kick

Some people tend to using bass drum optimized mics for waxing floor toms. So it seems that the Kick/Tom one just has the typical bath tub frequency response of bass drum mics while the other one is more like flat in the lower regions. Just like these guys:

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Vintage Old School

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They appear to be AT PRO23 mic's but I've never seen those markings before.
Contact Audio-Technica to authenticate make and model: sales@atus.com
 

ronyd

Silver Member
Thankx everyone

from tech support:
No, the ATM230 is a different model. Your pictured microphones are the ones included in the KP-DRUMS pack. See attached for information on the models

I guess you can’t trust some for being an honest seller. 🤮
 

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Vintage Old School

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from tech support:
No, the ATM230 is a different model. Your pictured microphones are the ones included in the KP-DRUMS pack.

You beat me to it! I reached out to my mic guru and he confirmed them being the same exact microphones that are part of the KP-Drum Kit Pack bundle.
Basically they are equivalent to the MB5K and MB6K mic's and were the forerunners of the current PRO23 mic. Don't let their age fool you, they still sound great on drum kits and instrument cabinets. In a blind A/B test many would likely favor these mic's over other newer models.
 
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