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      Audix i5 Instrument Microphone (270644)
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Versatile and rugged with amazing sound.

The cardioid pattern Audix i5 Instrument Microphone is a dynamic mic with a smooth, uniform frequency response of 50Hz-16kHz with SPL handling of 140dB. It's versatile enough to handle a wide variety of applications and music genres. The i5 is truly a mic for all seasons and sounds great on vocals, snare, and guitar amps, with a clarity that will astound you.

It features a durable cast zinc alloy body, dent-resistant grille, and black E-coat finish. Attractively laser etched with its model and serial number. Audix includes a heavy-duty mic clip and carrying pouch with the i5 Instrument microphone.

Audix i5 Instrument Microphone Features:

  • Cardioid pattern
    Smooth, uniform frequency response
    High SPL handling
    Durable cast zinc alloy body
    Dent-resistant grille
    Black E-coat finish
    Cable: 55" (1.4 m)
    Accessories Furnished: Windscreen, Heavy-duty mic clip, and carrying pouch


Audix i5 Instrument Microphone Specifications:

  • Type: Dynamic
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency Response: 50Hz - 16kHz
    Impedence: 150 ohms
    Sensitivity: @1k 1.5 mV/Pa
    SPL handling of 140dB


Audix i5 Instrument Microphone

One year parts and labor warranty (if no signs of abuse) on all mics.

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  • Extended Return Period
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  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
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  • LOVE IT!!!!!

    As reviewed by frank on 7/15/2008

    i purchased one after a friend of mine recommended these over the sm57, since then, i've never looked back!! i recently used it at chruch (crowd of about 700), my sound guy says it blew the sm57 away!! it just cuts through the mix w/ way better clarity!! get one, you won't regret it

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  • Any instrument, No problem

    As reviewed by Tim Reisinger on 12/9/2013

    I happened to have found one of these in a closet and I was like cool, new toys. I started using it one pretty much every instrument that I could get to from guitar amp, acoustic guitar, bass amp, and every piece of drum. It didn't take long for me to go buy another. It makes the real tone of everything come alive. The amps sound exactly the way they were meant to and occasionally better. it captured the whole set of ranges for an acoustic. All done with next to no usage of an EQ dial on the board. It may not be the best choice for a bass drum but if you want some assistance hearing it, then it will work for the time being but is only designed to pick up ranges so low.. Miking toms is a glorious time because it captures tones that even a human ear can't to make the tom ring and project beautifully. So if you could only have one kind, an army of these would get you a long way

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  • Absolutely Great

    As reviewed by Kevin Delaney on 8/29/2011

    I went into Guitar Center about 3 years ago to pick up a new SM57, and the salesman there went on and on about how he tried the i5 and immediately stopped using 57's. I was skeptical, but he was extremely persistant. What finally sold me was when he said "if you buy this and don't think it's better than an SM57, I'll personally buy it back from you". I went home and went to work on finding ANY excuse to go back there and tell him what a jerk he was for wasting my time. Like I said, it's been 3 years, and I have yet to find a situation where it doesn't outperform the SM57. It's one of those things where you plug it in and it just works. Every time. The only thing that I found it to not do overly well was record vocals, but that's because it's not a condenser. Some people record their vocals with dynamic mic's, but I've always found it less than appealing. I was going to go back to GC and give him a hard time about that.. but quickly remembered that Audix also makes a slew of large diaphragm condensers (which he would undoubtedly talk me into selling a kidney in order to purchase). In a nutshell, stop reading this and buy it. If you're looking for an SM57, buy this instead. I promise you, its performance will surprise you.

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