Designed to be the Very Best Bass Drum Microphone, the N/D868 is a true large-diaphragm microphone for extended low-frequency response. Its superb pattern control minimizes off-axis coloration and feedback from large, loud floor monitors. Its wide-range N/DYM transducer can handle outrageous SPLs without difficulty and has been sensitivity-adjusted to prevent high-level signals from overloading your mic preamp.The optimal placement for the N/D868 is on a pillow inside the drum about 3 inches from the head. This placement accentuates the "pillow effect"-a 3- to 4-dB drop in the upper bass range-and lets the N/D868's specially tailored response work its magic. The N/D868 has a peak in the upper midrange to capture the attack of the beater on the head and a bump in the 50- to 60-Hz range for solid bass fundamentals that really get people's feet moving. The N/D868's; sound is solid and powerful, yet has superb definition!Like all Electro-Voice microphones, the N/D868 approaches indestructibility. Its special Memraflex grille screen resists bumps, dents and bends. Its heavy-duty steel case will survive the most grueling tours with ease. The N/D868's robust stand clamp will hold it securely in place to make it easy to get the sound you desire.The N/D868 is carefully built to exacting standards in our ISO-certified Sevierville, Tennessee factory. Every microphone is tested and a response graph included with each unit to show it meets all of its engineering criteria. Its two-year unconditional/limited lifetime warranty (see our warranty statement for details) is a testament to its excellent construction and unparalleled design quality. The N/D868 isn't the first bass drum mic on the market, just the best. It's another great Electro-Voice product designed to help you sound your best.