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Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The Audix f5 is a general purpose hypercardioid dynamic microphone. The mic can be used for snare drum, guitar, or vocals.

The mic is part of the new Audix “fusion” series, a lower cost alternative to their D series microphones. The previous fusion series was built overseas, but the current is assembled and tested in USA.

The f5 is based on the Audix i5, also a hypercardioid all purpose dynamic, but there are a few other similarities.

Electronic Musician, 2011

Intended for snare … the f5 has a stated 55Hz to 15kHz response, but has a steep rolloff below 70Hz to keep LF rumble out. A 3kHz to 8kHz boost adds plenty of snap. The mic’s low-mass diaphragm keeps transients clean for a nice bite, and 137dB handling takes care of close placement for increasing punch without worrying about overload distortion. Speaking of placement, the rear lobe of the f5’s hypercardioid pattern can pick up a fair amount of hi-hat, so a bit of experimentation is needed to make sure that the mic’s connector end doesn’t point right at the underside of the hi-hat.

The f5 is also available in the f5/cabgrabber combo with the Cabgrabber mic mount.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (2.2 mV/Pa; 55 - 15,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 580 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
283g (9.98oz) 145mm (5.71'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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