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Sontronics DM-1T

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  • MSRP: $175


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DM-1T Documentation

CardioidSontronics DM-1T

Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone

The DM-1T is a small pencil condenser designed specifically for use miking toms. It is a part of Sontronics application-specific microphone series, which also includes the DM-1S snare mic and the DM-1B kick-drum mic.

The DM-1T and DM-1S are physically identical, but are voiced slightly differently to best suit the disparate needs of snare and tom miking. (Additional details on these differences are forthcoming.)

The DM-1S and DM-1T are both end-address, with a 24mm true condenser capsule. Both produce a Cardioid pickup pattern.

DM-1T with Rim ClampThese mics include a rim clamp for drum mounting, and an aluminum flight case for storage and transport.

Sound On Sound - 2011
The DM1T I used for my rack tom, with the supplied clip and screw-on clamp to attach it to the drum itself. This clamping system seems fairly well designed and allows the mic to be angled in a broad but fairly sensible range of close-miking positions. For live work, I could see it being particularly useful for quick setups. One minor niggle was that the clip supplied with this model felt a little loose, and the mic actually slipped out once during the session. Once the tom was nicely tuned, the BD1T sounded as impressive as its partners, with a nice, clear, full tone and a characteristic that felt right for the drum in question.

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The mic was released in 2011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (n/a mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -15dB (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 24mm
n/a Max SPL: 135 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 100mm (3.94'') 35mm (1.38'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48±4v

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