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CardioidElectro-Voice N/D868

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The Electro-Voice N/D868 is large diaphragm dynamic microphone with a frequency response tailored for the “perfect kick drum sound”.

  • Large diaphram N/DYM element is specifically designed to mic kick drums
  • Carefully engineered low frequency response gives great sound right out of the box
  • Also ideal for floor tom, bass cabinet, and guitar cabinet


If I had to pick between the [N/D868 and Audix D4], I’d give the edge to the N/D868, purely on the perfection of its tight, round (almost compressed-sounding) low end. The N/D868 is clearly a kick drum-only mic.


All things considered, the N/D868 was the most consistently pleasing performer of the seven mics we tested, and the one that most of the judges preferred most of the time.

The Electro-Voice N/D868 is also known as: ND868.

The mic was released in 1998.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
N/D868 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (1 mV/Pa; 20 - 10,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 150 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
295g (10.41oz) 133mm (5.24'') 60mm (2.36'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
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