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The Digital Reference DR-VX1 is a cardioid vocal microphone that boasts a tough capsule designed specifically to take the hard knocks of stage and road work. The DR-VX1 dynamic mic's rugged all-metal ... Read More

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The Digital Reference DR-VX1 is a cardioid vocal microphone that boasts a tough capsule designed specifically to take the hard knocks of stage and road work. The DR-VX1 dynamic mic's rugged all-metal body and heavy-duty grille guarantee stellar performance under years of hard use. Pro-style stand clamp. 60Hz-12kHz frequency response.

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  • Outstanding vocal reproduction
  • Roadworthy capsule design
  • Rugged all-metal body and heavy-duty grille
  • Includes professional style stand clamp
  • 60Hz-12kHz frequency response
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Digital ReferenceDR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone
 
3.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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Good For Beginners

I think these mics are awsome for beginner singers or vocalist. It is very good for the price and works well with loud power amps. The mic is very durable and can be used...Read complete review

I think these mics are awsome for beginner singers or vocalist. It is very good for the price and works well with loud power amps. The mic is very durable and can be used for all kinds of different reasons with music. Digital Referene is a great brand!

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Good Sound, but not for hand held vocals.

I bought Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone on the recommendation from the sales person. It is, and feels very durable in its construction, should stand up to years of abuse. It...Read complete review

I bought Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone on the recommendation from the sales person. It is, and feels very durable in its construction, should stand up to years of abuse. It has good sound for a mic in this price range. I do agree with other reviews that it is probably more of an entry level mic, you have to get very close to it to get a good sound, so don't expect it to be like a SM-58. It has a bright sound, and picks up the highs and lows that you need to sound good enough for most small venues. The only problem I see with the mic, is when you handle it, the chord, or touch the mic stand, you can here every move or sound made. This does not happen with more expensive mics. You cannot hand hold this mic in any way shape or form without it being noticed. I tried recording with it, and did not get very far. Put it on a stand, don't touch it, and sing, and it works great. I'd rate it a solid four stars if it weren't for this. Bottom line, if I was on a tight budget, or in a crunch I'd buy one. It gets used for back up singing sometimes, or mic'ing an amp or drum, but for lead vocals, or general stage use, I'd still take an SM-58 over this any day.

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3.0

DR-VX1

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from Cicero, IL

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

The VX1 is a decent microphone. Great for beginners. I have it for about one year. No problems with it. The body is very durable, but the grill can easily damage. The sound is great, hardly any feedback. A few problems is that you really have to scream or get it very close to your mouth in order for it to sound loud enough for people to hear you. I recommend the microphone for back up vocals or for beginners. However, if you want a good microphone to use, and not replace it, I recommend buying another microphone.

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5.0

Great for screamers!

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from Harrodsburg, KY

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

I'm a some-what pretty experienced screamer vocalist and I have to say, this is one of the best mics I've used for screams. The only down side is I get feedback some what often and there's no on/off switch. But aside from that I love this mic. I got it Christmas '09 and I haven't used any other mic since. It's great for all you screamers out there!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the price, excellent podcaster!

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from Des Moines, WA

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

I bought this mic to record high quality guided meditations & hypnosis mp3s. I got it on sale making it a great buy. When I first got it I cheaped out on the cable & it sounded bad. When I changed to xlr monster it made it huge difference. The mic sounds as good as any condenser I have used in a studio (I do voice overs professionally as well.) The one thing I like is that you do have to get very close to get perfect reproduction. This means I can take a deep breath to the side without it being pickedup. Even a deep swallow when you turn away from it isn't picked up. My use: I sit having the mic on a stand with a pop screen (must have a pop screen). I record about an inch away directly in front or you won't get perfect repro. If your'e in a band make sure you sing into the foamy cover thingy. For podcasting (knowing it's response/pickup profile) I find it to be perfect.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Sound, but not for hand held vocals.

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from Dallas, Texas

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

I bought Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone on the recommendation from the sales person. It is, and feels very durable in its construction, should stand up to years of abuse. It has good sound for a mic in this price range. I do agree with other reviews that it is probably more of an entry level mic, you have to get very close to it to get a good sound, so don't expect it to be like a SM-58. It has a bright sound, and picks up the highs and lows that you need to sound good enough for most small venues. The only problem I see with the mic, is when you handle it, the chord, or touch the mic stand, you can here every move or sound made. This does not happen with more expensive mics. You cannot hand hold this mic in any way shape or form without it being noticed. I tried recording with it, and did not get very far. Put it on a stand, don't touch it, and sing, and it works great. I'd rate it a solid four stars if it weren't for this. Bottom line, if I was on a tight budget, or in a crunch I'd buy one. It gets used for back up singing sometimes, or mic'ing an amp or drum, but for lead vocals, or general stage use, I'd still take an SM-58 over this any day.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not bad for the price

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from Langley, WA

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

For the money, this isn't bad. Handling noise is a little high so it has to be held carefully, but is fine stand mounted. It's robust and has a lively sound but good side rejection so feedback isn't much of a problem. A foam windshield to take the singer a little further away from the capsule helps to reduce proximity effect. Overall a handy mike to have, and strong enough to last a good while. I'd buy it again

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good For podcasting

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from glendale,az

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

we work on a college radio show and bought this for our show . Works great but its yet to be ssen how long it will last ....we put it through a small mixer and to our comptuers and it sounds great for the price we paid ...

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Beginner Mic and Nothing More

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from El Paso, TX

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

I bought this mic on a budget because I needed it for my band. It's good for a small band that is just starting out. Sound is ok. A bit of feedback. The grill on the mic isn't very durable. I dropped the mic once and it dented in. This mic is good for back-up vocals. However if your looking for a mic to use live or for lead vocals, I would recommend something else.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

dont waste your money

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from New Jersey

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

When my old band was just starting out we bought 2 of these. Im in a new band now and we use them, theres sooo much feed back. We cant even turn the PA system loud enough that they can hear me when playing. This is not worth the 50 dollars. i just got the Audix OM2 and that works much better. Although the Digital Reference will do for back up vocals.

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(9 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Spend your money elsewhere

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from Pittsburgh,PA

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

This microphone cant pick up a man screaming in a 2x2. It sounded ok in the store but when I took it home in about three days it was very little sound in the next three days it broke totally.I didn't abused it but that wires where messed up or something.If you like to buy products that suck this is the microphone for you

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good For Beginners

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from Dayton, TX

Comments about Digital Reference DR-VX1 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

I think these mics are awsome for beginner singers or vocalist. It is very good for the price and works well with loud power amps. The mic is very durable and can be used for all kinds of different reasons with music. Digital Referene is a great brand!

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