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SupercardioidAudix VX5

Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

The Audix VX5 is a handheld vocal condenser with a supercardioid polar pattern.

The mic uses a pre-polarized (electret) capsule with 14mm gold-sputtered diaphragm.

A -10dB pad and bass rolloff are available via separate recessed switches on the mic body.

The impedance conversion circuit uses an output transformer.

MIX, 2007
The VX5 doesn’t distort, even when it’s hit really hard by the loudest close-in singers. What surprised me more was hearing the mic on acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars. Handheld vocal mics are hardly my first choice in this application, but here the VX5 delivered natural, uncolored reproduction with a nice blend of low-end bottom, balanced mids and top-end zing, with tons of detail, especially with harmonics.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (5 mV/Pa; 40 - 16,500 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 14mm
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 140 dB
Self-noise: 26.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
227g (8.01oz) 181mm (7.13'') 46mm (1.81'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9 - 52v

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