A few months back I picked up an AUDIX D6 bass drum mic after using one at a gig. I have been using my trusty AKG D-112 for about 15 years now, but when the engineer plugged in the D6 my ears lit up with delight! So much so that I had to whip out the AKG mic to A/B the difference. What I found is, with the EQ flat, the D6 is sub-beast from hell. Great top-end attack with this fat bottom-end punch. It’s the perfect kick mic for live situations. I still use the AKG because some studio engineers still prefer its natural sound, but the D6 is my mic of choice. The price is an added bonus.