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.
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|
(5 mV/Pa; 40 - 16,500 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 14mm
||150 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 140 dB
Self-noise: 26.0 dB(A)
|227g (8.01oz)||181mm (7.13'')||46mm (1.81'')||
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