The Sennheiser e609 has an excellent transient response. Its lateral mounted capsule has been specially developed for miking guitar cabs face on and extremely close to the signal source. The Sennheiser e609 is also suitable for drum miking, particularly toms, where the microphone’s profile allows the capsule to be positioned close to the drum skin. Sound inlet basket: refined steel. Dynamic Microphone; Metal construction – rugged and reliable; Super-cardioid pick-up pattern – isolation from other on-stage signals; Hum compensating coil – reduces electrical interference;Neodynum ferrous magnet with boron – keeps mic stable regardless of climate; Falcon ring – consistent sound over time.