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CAD Audio KBM 412

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  • MSRP: $129


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KBM 412 Documentation

CardioidCAD Audio KBM 412

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Designed for kick drum and bass cabinets, the KBM412 is a large-diaphragm, high SPL dynamic mic designed in the spirit of the D112 or the Audix D6.

The KBM412 appears to have been revised recently, for the PDF spec sheet linked from the sidebar does not match the specs stated on the CAD website. More details to follow…


That leaves the kick mic, which certainly delivered plenty of low-end punch, but seemed somewhat lacking in definition in the upper mid-range. We tried moving it around but couldn’t get anything approaching what we wanted in the way of beater click without applying a lot of EQ. If you’re after a ’60s sound, it’s probably OK, and similarly if you want a dance kick sound that’s all thud and no slap it will handle that too, but it’s probably not the best choice for a traditional rock/pop kick drum. Having said that, if you EQ it and also add in the overheads, it can get somewhere close, it’s just that I like my mics to deliver something close to the ideal sound before I reach for the EQ.

The CAD Audio KBM 412 is also known as: KBM-412.


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KBM 412 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (.56 mV/Pa; 30 - 12,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 60 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 159mm (6.26'') 60mm (2.36'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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