Dynamic Cardioid Kick Drum Microphone

  • Designed specifically for kick drum 
  • A go-to mic for live or studio environments
  • Optimized sensitivity for the high sound pressure levels found in bass drum miking
  • Excellent on bass guitar, floor toms and electric guitar cabinets
  • Extended low-frequency response
  • Frequency response tailored for instant kick drum sound

The N/D868 is truly a top performer in any application, thanks to its ability to handle incredibly high sound pressure levels without distortion. With a frequency response specifically designed for the perfect kick drum sound, the N/D868 has been applauded by drummers and engineers the world over.


Audio Frequency Response 20 - 10,000 Hz
Case Material Metal
Connector Type 3-pin XLR

Diameter (Max) 2.36" (60mm)
Element Dynamic
Finish Non-reflecting Black
Height 5.24" (133mm)
Impedance, Low-Z balanced 150Ω
Mic Type Instrument
Open Circuit Voltage 1mV/Pascal
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Power Requirement Passive
Weight Net 10.41oz (295g)
Wired/Wireless Wired


Name Language Size Date
Microphone Catalog EN 5.69MB Jul 7, 2016 Download
Microphones Chart EN 118KB Jan 16, 2014 Download
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N/D868 Engineering Data Sheet EN 351KB Dec 26, 2007 Download
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N/D868 User Manual EN 184KB Dec 26, 2007 Download
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Audio 101 - Microphone Basics EN 4.25MB Dec 13, 2012 Download
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ND868-trans PNG 197KB May 4, 2017 Download


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