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CardioidAudix VX10

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The VX10 is Audix’ premium stage vocal condenser microphone.

The mic uses a 21mm medium-diaphragm true condenser capsule, shockmounted internally to reduce handling noise. The grille is brass, with “multistage pop protection” built in.

The mic’s sensitivity is among the highest we’ve seen for stage vocal mics: 24 mV/Pa. Note that Audix also manufactures a lower-sensitivity version, the VX10-lo, with sensitivity of 4mV/Pa.

The VX10 is promoted for use on live instrument miking, including drum overheads, brass, and percussion, where its high SPL capability (138dB) would serve well.

Performing Musician, 2007
The Audix VX-10 works really well for the type of vocals where you want an expensive ‘studio’ sound, rather than ‘blood and guts’ rock. If you’re into death metal, it may not be your first choice, but if you’re trying to get close to a studio sound on stage, and you have a PA capable of doing it justice, the VX-10 is a great performer and makes most of the usual dynamic mics sound somewhat nasal and coloured by comparison.

MIX, 2001
The VX-10 offers 10 to 20 dB more output than most other condensers. This requires less gain at the mic preamp for a cleaner sound. The VX-10 also has a great deal of headroom, so that vocals — from a whisper to a scream — are reproduced cleanly. The most striking feature of the VX-10 is its natural, transparent sound quality. With sound engineers having to fight so many elements to get vocals to sit cleanly in the mix, this mic offers an edge that will make the most jaded live engineer sit up and listen.

The VX-10 ships with:

  • Foam lined wooden carrying case (CASE-WOOD)
  • Heavy duty nylon mic clip (MC1)
  • Carrying pouch (P1)

The Audix VX10 is also known as: VX-10, VX10-Lo.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (24 mV/Pa; 40 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 21mm
250 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 138 dB
Self-noise: 19.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
318g (11.22oz) 180mm (7.09'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 - 52v

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