DK25/L DrumKit™

Drum Microphone Kit for Live Performance

The DK25/L is for live performance and has three SR25s: two for overheads and one for kick drum, a KickPad™ and a windscreen. The patented cardioid pattern on the SR25 provides a more uniform off-axis response and has less susceptibility to acoustic feedback.

  • Drum microphones for live sound and recording

  • Includes 3 SR25 microphones, 1 KP1 KickPad™, 3 microphone clips and rugged carrying case

  • Handles up to 145dB SPL without distortion

From $1699

  • Improved impulse response for faster and more accurate transients
  • Shorter diaphragm settling time to prevent quieter attacks from being blurred by earlier loud attacks
  • Extended frequency response to 25 kHz to capture a crisper and more realistic image
  • Near perfect polar patterns that remain even across all frequencies and at any position within the pattern
  • More cohesive and unified drum sound
  • Hear more attack and subtle detail
  • Increased detail and dynamic range
  • Versatile, multi-use mics
  • Mics are protected in a high impact case
  • Ideal three-mic choice for live performance or recording in less than ideal acoustic environments
  • Fast setup and teardown
  • Comes with 3 SR25s (two for overheads and one for kick drum), 1 KickPad™, 1 windscreen
  • The patented cardioid pattern on the SR25 provides a more uniform off-axis response and has less susceptibility to acoustic feedback

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 25kHz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dBV/Pa)

Power Requirements: 24 – 48V Phantom, 10mA

Max Acoustic Input: 145dB SPL

Output: XLR (pin 2+)

Output Impedance: 65Ω balanced (between pins 2 & 3)

Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3

Noise: 20dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)

  • Drums/Percussion
  • (3) Mc1 Microphone Clip
  • (3) SRW3 Foam Windscreen
  • (1) KP1 KickPad™
  • (1) DK25-C Aluminum Carrying Case



Modern Drummer

“This system, which comprises three SR25 cardioid mics, is particularly useful in situations where you don’t want too much room or stage sound leaking in, like at loud club gigs or in amateur home studios. In our testing, the DK25/L had noticeably less room ambiance than the DK25/R, while retaining much of the clarity and “naturalness” that was heard in the TC25 omnis.”


Electronic Musician

“The sound of the kit was detailed and focused. I could hear every nuance. The kick was deep and full, the snare and toms maintained a great balance of top end and bottom end, and the cymbals were open and airy.”



“I’ll end by reiterating that every drum session I’ve engineered in the past five or six years has employed one or more Earthworks mics. The detail that they offer, especially in terms of transient response, is unequalled by any other mic that I’ve used.”


Church Production Magazine

“Earthworks microphones are known for their excellent detail and transient response, and these mics are no exception.”


Jazz Improv

“For this placement, and on a bass drum with a front head, the SR25/KickPad combination had way more of what I was looking for: a well-defined yet round sound, with plenty of “air” in the upper harmonics of the drum.”


The small, light diaphragm responds almost instantaneously to the impact of the drum hit, and then returns to its resting position with virtually no “ringing” or excess motion, capturing a faithful impression of the sound source. When combined with the even attenuation and precise uniformity of the off-axis polar pattern across all frequencies, there is less coloration to deal with when blending the input of other mics on stage.

Gary Parks, Church Production Magazine

Of course, the beauty of the DK25 DrumKit System is that it gives you three killer microphones you can also use for other applications. The mics came in handy in the studio that day, because I didn’t like the acoustic piano sound we were getting, even though we were using a very popular set of studio microphones.

Rob Shrock, Electronic Musician

All the house engineers and drummers I work with comment on how clear and articulate the sound of the drums are using the live drum kit system. The ability of these mics to handle the sharp attack transients without my using a lot of compression provides a more natural sounding instrument in the live setting.


The main benefit of the DrumKit System over other drum-mic packages is that the full-range SR25 microphones are available for use on other instruments after drum tracking is done.

Eli Crews, Jazz Improv

The use of Earthworks drum mics allows you to capture a very lovely, high-resolution representation of your drum set. I hear a lot more detail using the Earthworks mics versus using other brands of mics.

Omar Hakim

They are also very natural sounding–I like this because when I start mixing, I am starting with a natural sounding drum. What I hear in the studio is what I want to hear on playback. I have used the best of the best, and the Earthworks High Definition Microphones are just unreal.

Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers

After setting up a pair of SR25’s as overheads, all of us immediately noticed that the snare drum sounded much bigger and up front in the overheads than it usually does. A full tone — including lots of lower midrange “whack” — was being picked up by the overhead.

Andy Hong, TapeOp