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Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone  

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Overview

  • Extremely smooth and accurate response
  • Perfectly balanced for handheld use
  • -10 dB pad and bass roll-off
Description & Specs
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    $290.00
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Stylish and innovative.

The Audix VX5 is a hand-held vocal condenser microphone designed to handle a wide variety of live, studio and broadcast applications.

With a smooth frequency response of 40Hz - 16.5kHz (plus or minus 3 dB), the VX5 microphone features a 14mm gold vapor diaphragm, a supercardioid polar pattern, a -10dB pad, a bass roll-off filter, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill screen, and a rugged die cast zinc body.

The VX5 will handle sound pressure levels in excess of 140dB (in the pad and roll-off position) without distortion and will additionally provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection for feedback control on live stages.

The Audix VX5 operates on phantom power of 9-52 volts and will achieve optimum results when used with a high quality mic preamp. In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 mic is ideally suited to capture acoustic instruments such as
guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion toys, and drum overheads and hi-hat.

Features

  • Extremely smooth and accurate response
  • Perfectly balanced for handheld use
  • -10 dB pad and bass roll-off
  • Handles high sound pressure levels
  • Excellent gain before feedback
  • Low handling noise
  • Pop resistant grill
  • Supplied Accessories: gMC1 - High quality nylon mic clip adjustable through 180 degrees with a standard 5/8 inch —27 thread. (Note: metal adapter also supplied to accommodate European standard threads).
 

VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Transducer Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response 40 Hz-16.5 kHz ±3 dB
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: 6.9 mV (ref 1k @ 1 Pascal)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 26 dB (A weighted)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 68 dB
  • (ref 1k @ 1 Pascal)
  • Off axis rejection: >20 dB
  • Maximum SPL: >140 dB (w/-10 pad)
  • Cable/Connector: 3 pin gold platedmale
  • XLR connector
  • Polarity: Positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
  • Housing: Die cast zinc
  • Weight: 8 oz / 227 grams
  • Finish: Black E-coat
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AudixVX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Great Microphone

By hoovie87

from Florida

Comments about Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone:

This microphone will put a smile on your face when you hear it. It's like the musician is singing in your ears!! It is very natural sounding. You might have to boost the highs by a couple dB, but that's it. Articulate, airy, and wonderful. Response is very good up to 16kHz or so to give it that natural airy sound. I've used Shure SM58, Beta58, Beta87, Sennheiser 800 series mics on vocals. The VX5 blows them away. It might be slightly more articulate than a PR-35. The response it flatter than any other mic I've used. Could be good or bad depending on the type of music. For a thick mix, you may have to add some presense boost instead of high shelf. However, you always want to watch loud stages with a condenser microphone.

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4.0

Amended review

By DC

from Madison, AL

Comments about Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone:

I stand by my comments about the VX5's smooth, studio-like sound but need to amend my first review. The problem I found with this mic having to use it with the -10db & low rolloff to avoid distortion & extend SPL, is needing to turn up the channel gain nearly wide open to reach the volumes we need for some larger/noisy venues. As a result, there's not much headroom left. Just a limitation of our sound system. And the VX5 sounded like it was being pushed at the higher vols on our system.Conversely, my Sennheisers and PR22 don't distort easily (like the VX5 without the -10db & low rolloff), have plenty of gain and present no channel gain issues with lots of headroom. So since we can't afford another sound system right now, I'm sticking with the Senns and PR22, and returned the VX5. I could have kept it and used it for smaller, quieter venues but what's the point when my other mics can easily handle it all with our system.And truthfully, overall I prefer the Senns and Heil for my voice and our music. I was also concerned about the VX5's durability over time on the road. It seems a bit lightweight / fragile and I?ve read several complaints regarding Audix quality and the company?s failure to fix things.

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5.0

Superb mic

By DC

from Madison, AL

Comments about Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone:

I'm lead singer for a 5-pc Irish/Celtic band and after 20+ years with my old beat up SM58 and lots of problems on stage (feedback, wash, and lackluster sound) I've been trying a bunch different mics for the past few months including OM2,3,5,6, Beta 58, Sennheiser e935, e945, e965, EV 767a, Heil PR20, 22, and 35. I ended up with the Senn e935, e945, and Heil PR22. Great mics that best fit my voice of the lot.Then a friend who owns a local music store who gave me the OMs to try said I really needed to try the VX5. I was skeptical but gave it a try and although it took a while to get used to, this is really a superb mic with studio sound characteristics. I use it with the both the -10db and low rolloff engaged to extend the SPL. The clarity, definition, accuracy, balance and smoothness are stellar. Wonderful high end. No sibilance issues, no handling noise, good GBF and I can really push it without distortion. With the -10db/low rolloff I can work the mic nicely, from right on top of it to a couple inches away. It?s amazing how much it can handle without compression. Not saying it?s the perfect mic for metal, but it suits our music perfectly. A joy to use with excellent cut in both mains and monitors.

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5.0

My Mic of choice

By pauldabass

from Santa Rosa, CA

Comments about Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone:

I was using the usual Shure SM58's which are in their field, the touring war horse. rugged & indestructible (almost), but not the clearest sound. I got a couple of these almost 2 years ago, and they have become my mic of choice. You can also see the review I wrote on Audix's website for more detail. I have been quite careful with them, so I don't know how rugged they are compared to the Shures. I have since purchased several others. I love the clarity and definition. You can really hear your voice - even in the monitors. Sounds like the paper bag has been lifted off the mic!

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5.0

Incredible definition

By WELO

from Portland, OR

Comments about Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone:

I picked this up Dec 07 as a replacement upgrade for my beloved Audix OM5, which I lost at a gig (believe it or not, I eventually got that one back). It took a solid several months to feel my way around on this mic before I was completely comfortable with it, but in a word: Damn!The clarity and volume are absolutely remarkable. You don't have to scream or growl at full force to make it pick up your voice (unless you want to). Once you find its sweet spots this thing almost acts like its own compressor. Keep your mouth off it. Optimal distance is about 2" away.Am forced to give it an average rating on 'Features' because: A) How many features do you get (or need) on ANY mic? And B) If it slips down into your hand so you're cradling that bottom screen, feedback is about guaranteed. This is true whether you're holding it or gripping on a stand.Great piece of gear! They could easily charge 50 bucks more and it'd be well worth it.

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