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Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

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The Audix VX5 is a hand-held vocal condenser microphone designed to handle a wide variety of live, studio and broadcast applications.

With a smooth frequency response of 40Hz - 16.5kHz (plu... Read More

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Overview

The Audix VX5 is a hand-held vocal condenser microphone designed to handle a wide variety of live, studio and broadcast applications.

With a smooth frequency response of 40Hz - 16.5kHz (plus or minus 3 dB), the VX5 microphone features a 14mm gold vapor diaphragm, a supercardioid polar pattern, a -10dB pad, a bass roll-off filter, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill screen, and a rugged die cast zinc body.

The VX5 will handle sound pressure levels in excess of 140dB (in the pad and roll-off position) without distortion and will additionally provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection for feedback control on live stages.

The Audix VX5 operates on phantom power of 9-52 volts and will achieve optimum results when used with a high quality mic preamp. In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 mic is ideally suited to capture acoustic instruments such as
guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion toys, and drum overheads and hi-hat.

Features
  • Extremely smooth and accurate response
  • Perfectly balanced for handheld use
  • -10 dB pad and bass roll-off
  • Handles high sound pressure levels
  • Excellent gain before feedback
  • Low handling noise
  • Pop resistant grill
  • Supplied Accessories: gMC1 - High quality nylon mic clip adjustable through 180 degrees with a standard 5/8 inch —27 thread. (Note: metal adapter also supplied to accommodate European standard threads).
Specifications
  • Transducer Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response 40 Hz-16.5 kHz ±3 dB
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: 6.9 mV (ref 1k @ 1 Pascal)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 26 dB (A weighted)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 68 dB
  • (ref 1k @ 1 Pascal)
  • Off axis rejection: >20 dB
  • Maximum SPL: >140 dB (w/-10 pad)
  • Cable/Connector: 3 pin gold platedmale
  • XLR connector
  • Polarity: Positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
  • Housing: Die cast zinc
  • Weight: 8 oz / 227 grams
  • Finish: Black E-coat
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5.0

Nice Mic

By CHARLES LOOMIS

from Los Lunas-NM

Great hand held design. Our sound tech is upgrading us to condensor mics for stage use. He prefers AUDIX over the Beta 87A. We will be in soundcheck, shake out mode this week so we will see what happens! TY

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5.0

NO BETTER MIC!!

By Carlos Lopez

from Portland, OR

I was told that the Beta 87a was the best microphone after the the KSM9 Shure mic, but after comparing them, I was sold for the VX-5. I saw that it adds more crisp and more power to the high end and it gave me that clarity that I was looking for. We have an beta 87a for our Pastor, but I always like to stick to the VX-5. I would recommend the VX-5 over any dynamic or condencer microphone, except the KSM9. I am waiting for the wireless version of this. It has a -10 dB pad and a bass roll off that is perfect for the loud stage or the loud singer (I'm guilty!). It is lightweight and it truly cuts through the mix, I love this mic!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing mic how sweet the sound.

By Everyday Rain

from Spokane, WA

I love this mic (Audix vx5), it cuts through the mix. My sound guy loves how natural it sounds. I've been using a Shure beta58 for the past 10 years (good mic). We have started recording live and I knew I needed a condenser mic to sit right in the mix. After trying a few other mic's, I tried the Audix; the warmth and presence was awesome for my voice. We use IEM's and I could tell right away it just sounded amazing to me. Plus it didn't break my budget.

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5.0

A breakthrough in microphones

By Jarema Pylypczak

from Chicago, Illinois

I sing in a folk/rock band and was looking for a new mic about 7 months ago. Previously I had used some sm-57's and 58's as well as a few AKG mic's (all cardioid). I went to a local guitar center and compared a Shure Beta 87a to the Audix VX5. I was sold by the anti-pop features and the crisp articulation that I was able to hear with the Audix. It was clear, yet kept the warm smooth condenser sound in my voice. After using this mic for 7 months I must say that I have no regrets. Frankly, I am grateful that I went with Audix and not the Shure powerhouse. I have played in some loud settings and not once has feedback been an issue. Overall this mic gets 10s across the board.

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5.0

A condensor for bands that ROCk

By Heavy G

from Chicago, IL

Wow. I have to admit that I was skeptical about deploying a condensor on stage with my band (heavy pop/rock/blues)...obviously the Audix engineers have done some great things in their lineup (the I5, which also have, smokes an SM57 for the "swiss army mic" honors...the D6 is the finest kick drum mic for those "in the know"...the OM5/OM7 are tremendous live dynamics for high volume applications)...and now the VX5 (the little brother to the high end VX10) has officially blow me away, too. I have used a Beta 58 for at least 10 years now and was pretty pleased with it...but since I am singing more in the band...I wanted to see if there was something better out there...so I " A / B'ed" the Beta 87, Beta 58, OM-7, EV-967 and the VX-5. The VX5 was easily the most balanced sounding, delivered with the most detail and clarity, the highest volume....well, you get the idea. I know that sound is very subjective, so all I would say in closing is...don't buy on reputation (Audis is a relatively unknown company compared to Shure, Neumann, EV, etc). Listen for yourself with truly open ears...you might be surprised...I sure was...I was determined to buy the Beta 87 (I had already made up my mind)...but my ears decided otherwise. Bravo, Audix...I am your biggest fan. Now if she will just hold up for 10 years like my Beta 58 (which I gave to my keyboard player to use). Rock on...

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