Sennheiser e 901 Half-Cardioid Boundary Condenser Mic for Kick Drum

SKU: 000904

Sale price£249
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The half-cardioid e 901 is the perfect condenser microphone for kick drum. It is highly robust and step-resistant. It benefits from an integrated preamp.

The e 901 is a rugged boundary microphone that handles high sound pressure levels extraordinarily well. Tailored to give the kick drum a highly precise, very dry sound character, the e 901 makes every attack lightning fast and realistic. The positioning of the e 901 in a bass drum couldn't be simpler: just put it in – done. The integrated preamp and gold-plated XLR connector have proven themselves to be exceptionally practical on stage.

TEC Award Winner 2005 for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the category Microphone Technology/ Sound Reinforcement - the Sennheiser e900 Backline Series.

  • Frequency response optimized for kick drum
  • Very fast attack
  • Integrated preamp and gold-plated standard XLR plug, no need for special adapter cable
  • No microphone stand needed for kick drum applications
  • Handles very high sound pressure levels
  • Slip-free, dampening rubber pad underneath


  • Transducer principle (Microphone):  pre-polarised condenser microphone
  • Pick-up pattern:  half-cardioid
  • Frequency response:  20...20 000 Hz
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz):  0.5 mV/Pa
  • Nominal impedance:  < 100 Ohm
  • Min. terminating impedance:  1000 Ohm
  • Max. Sound pressure level (active):  154 dB / SPL
  • Phantom powering:  48 V / 1.1 mA

Physical & Dimensions

  • Connector:  XLR-3
  • Dimensions:  126.5 x 105 x 26.5 mm
  • Weight:  550 g

What's in the Box?

  • 1 x E901
  • 1 x Pouch
  • 1 x User Manual

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