It seems like there are a lot of the mics introduced are made to compete with one another. It is one of a good thing for consumers out there. But Audix has introduced two dynamic mics that are different from the current some. It is also good for consumers in the market. We introduce you Audix D6 and Audix D4 here. By making 3 paragraphs review, we hope you can make the right options for your next microphone.
Audix D6 features has already been written on the Audix D6 vs Shure Beta 52A, but here we write it one more time. Audix D6 features cardioid polar pattern, tuned for kick and bass, 30HZ-15kHz frequency response, and VLM diaphragm for fast transient response, and also this mic is not dependent on finding “sweet spot” for good sound. While at the glance, Audix D6 can be tuned specifically for kick drum and low-frequency instruments. Also, it sounds good no matter where you place this mic. The Audix D6 is the perfect choice for solid kick drum sounds. The cardioid pickup pattern does an excellent job rejecting sound from external sound source to keep the sound of the kick drum pure and clean. The D6 boasts a VLM (Very Low Mass) diaphragm to react quickly to the attack of the beater, and the 30Hz-15kHz frequency response sports big bumps right where you need it for earth-shaking lows without sacrificing the attack. For other low-frequency instruments such as bass, the D6 fares equally well.
|Audix D6||Audix D4|
|- Transducer Type: Dynamic||- Transducer Type: Dynamic|
|- Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 15 kHz||- Frequency Response: 40 Hz - 18 kHz|
|- Polar Pattern: Cardioid||- Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid|
|- Output Impedance: 200 ohms||- Output Impedance: 200 ohms|
|- Sensitivity: .8 mV/Pascal @ 1k Off Axis Rejection: > 20 dB Maximum SPL: >144 dB||- Sensitivity: 1.4 mV/Pascal @ 1k Off Axis Rejection: > 20 dB Maximum SPL: >144 dB|
The Audix D4 might be the smallest kick drum mics knowing that the size is only 4 inches long and one inch wide. But, you will be surprise after seeing the features because this is a good kick drum mic with a different curve. It is designed to accentuate the below 80 Hz stuff that many mics roll off. It is also known as being flat down to 63 Hz, with a slight rise around 80 Hz and response down to 35 Hz, where it is also about 12 dB down. Based on Audix, Audix D4 also remains smooth in the 800 Hz until 1 kHz range. It feels many similar mics are “scooped out” in that region, creates a slightly hollow sound. It features instrument dynamic, hypercardioid, 144dB SPL, proprietary anti-feedback design, durable scratch resistant spring steel grille, black Hard-coat finish, isolates each instruments “sweet” spot, VLM very low mass diaphragm, and many more benefits we get on each features inside Audix D4.
Audix D6 Vs D4
In fact, we find that the Audix D4 is more versatile. We can see that the Audix D6 is reasonable for one sound of kick and also completely useless on anything else, while Audix D4 is not great on kick, but pretty reasonable on toms which is good on the floor and suitable on bass too.