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Kel Audio HM-1x

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $279
  • Discontinued


Wide CardioidKel Audio HM-1x

Wide Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The HM-1x is a revised edition of the company’s HM1; both are inexpensive side-address small-diaphragm FET condenser microphones with a nearly flat frequency response.

According to Kel, the capsule assembly and basic circuit design in the new mic are the same; the improvements in the new mic include:

  • Component upgrades such as “big high-grade WIMA capacitors all over the PC board, as well as an ultra smooth styroflex cap between the capsule and FET.”
  • Mechanical upgrades (not specified).
  • Improved shockmount

The new model’s price has been raised, from $149 for the HM1 (2009) to $279 for the HM-1x (2011).

The mic ships with a shockmount and a swivel mount, and includes both a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The Kel Audio HM-1x is also known as: HM1x.

The mic was released in 2011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Wide Cardioid (12.6 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 12.5mm
Capsule diameter: 20mm
Diaphragm gauge: 3 microns
n/a Max SPL: 134 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 127mm (5.00'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power

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