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Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone  

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Ideal for live sound and broadcast.

The Audix ADX90 Clip-On Condenser Mic is lightweight, compact, and extremely easy to use. It will give you smooth, uniform response over a frequency range of 50Hz-18kHz. Designed with an integral clamping system, it's perfect for drums, percussion instruments, and a variety of other instruments such as woodwinds and brass. The Audix microphone features a cardioid pickup pattern and high SPL handling capability (135dB) that'll pick up the warmth and clarity of instruments without adding boominess. The flexible gooseneck makes it a cinch to get your ADX90 condenser mic in the sweet spot.

The Audix ADX90 clip-on mic operates on phantom power of 9-52V and is supplied with a power adapter, integral clamp, cable, and windscreen.

FEATURES
  • Lightweight, compact, low profile
  • Simple to set up and use
  • Durable steel integral clamp

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SPECIFICATIONS

ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone

  • Transducer type: condenser (pre-polarized)
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-18kHz
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Output impedance: 250 ohms
  • Open circuit sensitivity: 5mV (ref 1k @ 1Pa)
  • Power requirements: 9-52V phantom
  • Maximum SPL: 135dB
  • Cable connector: gold-plated XLR-M
  • Polarity: Positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3
  • Weight: 6oz.
  • Finish: black e-coat
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AudixADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone
 
3.8

(based on 34 reviews)

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Great Sound for Hand Percussion

I've used this microphone extensively for live applications and the sound is great on Bodrhan(Irish Hand Drum) and also on accordion. The sound is clear and the output is very good with our...Read complete review

I've used this microphone extensively for live applications and the sound is great on Bodrhan(Irish Hand Drum) and also on accordion. The sound is clear and the output is very good with our Mackie and our Carvin mixers. The mic cuts some of the super low boominess from the Bodrhan which is great. I'm sure it would sound great on many ethnic percussion instruments which have so much low end that they overwhelm other mics. This doesn't mean the mic is thin sounding. It just rolls off the low end that makes instruments sound boomy. I also use it on the accordion for my bass and it sounds very good. It captures enough low end to fill in the bass lines (we are an Irish Pub band with no bass player)in a very full and covincing manner. The negative point for this mic is the cable construction. In order to make the mic smaller, the cable is very small. Audix was wise enough to have a separate cable and mic, but it doesn't take much to break a solder connection in the cable end. The mic wasn't really designed for mobility on stage, so I am pushing the design parameters by moving around on stage. One mistep on the cable and a good pull on the cable connector will require some good soldering skills for repair. It is a very tiny cable connector, and takes some precision to repair. Still it is repairable and well worth the money. I paid full price for mine (139.00) and I thought it was worthwhile at that price.

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No good for drums

Short answer, I really don't like these mics. Long answer...

Bought a couple ADX-90's, as I've been wanting to try some small condensers for toms and...Read complete review

Short answer, I really don't like these mics. Long answer...

Bought a couple ADX-90's, as I've been wanting to try some small condensers for toms and snare. Had read some reviews that indicated the mics distort easily (some speculating that it's actually the gooseneck making the distorted sound), but I wanted to give them a try anyway. Bad idea.

I was eager to try them. Had a bit of trouble getting on clipped on to my old Slingerland snare, it didn't fit the stick saver rims well, but I was able to get it to stay put with some fiddling. No trouble on my toms with rims that sit higher, or on more modern rims. This is about the only good thing about the mics.

I always mic toms with condensers (for recording) as I really like the added dynamic range, detail, and smooth sound. These mics do NOT fit that bill. Set the gain so the peaks were a little below clipping and hit record. They sound terrible, I'd be better off with a Radio Shack mic! When playing quietly they sound boxy at best. I often play pretty hard, and loud hits/rimshots distorted consistently, on both toms and snare. Even with the gain set all the way down I got distortion, and not from the recording itself. The output level is fine, but the audio picked up by the mic sounds nasty and distorted before reaching the mixer. On the upside, off-axis rejection and isolation weren't bad.

It's apparent that these can't handle the Db's put out by rock drumming, I'm baffled that Audix markets these as drum mics. At quieter volumes they don't sound particularly good either. They might be ok on congas or other hand drums, or maybe hi-hat if you can find a way to mount them.
I like the form factor, small clip ons are great for drums. A bit of trouble mounting on some drums, and the gooseneck wants to straighten out on it's on.
Build quality is fine, sound quality sucks.
Somewhat inexpensive but produces a sound that's completely unusable.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No good for drums

By Peter Savin

from Undisclosed

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

Short answer, I really don't like these mics. Long answer...

Bought a couple ADX-90's, as I've been wanting to try some small condensers for toms and snare. Had read some reviews that indicated the mics distort easily (some speculating that it's actually the gooseneck making the distorted sound), but I wanted to give them a try anyway. Bad idea.

I was eager to try them. Had a bit of trouble getting on clipped on to my old Slingerland snare, it didn't fit the stick saver rims well, but I was able to get it to stay put with some fiddling. No trouble on my toms with rims that sit higher, or on more modern rims. This is about the only good thing about the mics.

I always mic toms with condensers (for recording) as I really like the added dynamic range, detail, and smooth sound. These mics do NOT fit that bill. Set the gain so the peaks were a little below clipping and hit record. They sound terrible, I'd be better off with a Radio Shack mic! When playing quietly they sound boxy at best. I often play pretty hard, and loud hits/rimshots distorted consistently, on both toms and snare. Even with the gain set all the way down I got distortion, and not from the recording itself. The output level is fine, but the audio picked up by the mic sounds nasty and distorted before reaching the mixer. On the upside, off-axis rejection and isolation weren't bad.

It's apparent that these can't handle the Db's put out by rock drumming, I'm baffled that Audix markets these as drum mics. At quieter volumes they don't sound particularly good either. They might be ok on congas or other hand drums, or maybe hi-hat if you can find a way to mount them.
I like the form factor, small clip ons are great for drums. A bit of trouble mounting on some drums, and the gooseneck wants to straighten out on it's on.
Build quality is fine, sound quality sucks.
Somewhat inexpensive but produces a sound that's completely unusable.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

They work on the right mixer

By JE

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

Got 4 of these for toms because my others just got in the way and my small AKG clip ons didn't hold. The clamp is great and the whole mounting system is better than almost everything out there. They are not the smallest mic, but works well for tight areas. I had some trouble when hooked to an Alesis mixer. Gave me a fluttering distortion that I couldn't geet rid of. Was not happy but switched them out to a dedicated Mackie VLZ pro, not VLZ 3, and they work great. Maybe it was something with the phantom powering, noise floor, or the headroom, but they now work great on my older 12 year old mixer. I would guess that those who have problems with these mics, try a different mixer or use them on a PA that has mics that you like and compare apples to apples.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great value

By nick-pCdAK

from Florida

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

These are a great value to flesh out your microphone collection. If you need to record drums I highly recommend these microphones. They give a clear representation of your source material and are very small and easy to mount. If you or your drummer has any experience with drum mics, they will have no trouble keeping the sticks away from these tiny guys.you can bend the snake to mic two toms if you're crafty but the snake will bend back over time so you gotta watch it.also, i didn't buy these for snare recording but the isolation is great and it picks up a full snare tone - really convenient to mic top and bottom!!!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Was good at first

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

I Picked up 3 of these for $120.00. Look, they sound good if you know how to place and eq drums. They are very hot, if you do no have a pad on your board look for another mic, if you do these are a good deal. My only problem is that the cords have gone bad, ive owned then for 6 months and 2 of the 3 have bad cords now. That being considered I do 5 live shows a week minimum so im not too angry. Going to talk to audix and see what we can do.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simply incredible mics

By dzb

from Undisclosed

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

very impressive how much tone with out too much impact you can get out of these mics. Even on my floor tom after adjusting the mixer i got such a deep tone out of it. perfect buy and worth the price just make sure the mixer you are running the mics into has phantom power

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Worse than no mics

By wado1942

from idaho

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

I've owned a trio of these for 4 years now and have never been able to make them sound good. I find myself embarrased to use them on recordings of any kind because they just sound like a wall of distortion, even when you manage to tighten everything enough to get rid of the mechanical rattling. I thought it may have been just because of transmission through the mount but then yesterday I heard a set of D2s clipped to the toms at a live show and with no EQ, I went "that's how tom mics should sound". Save your money on these.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nobody seems to know how to use these things!

By Andrew pants

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

Okay so, I went to recording school, I work in a recording studio, and I must say, yes these things hooked up to a big 16 inch floor tom will buzz a little bit, but when you think about it, the buzz is in the frequency range of about 500 to 700 hz. Scoop that out in the mix (which I do anyway) and my goodness what do you know, an amazing tom sound. I ALWAYS use these mics on my toms, even though theres the sennheieser 602s, sm57s, Shure PG series, these things just sound fantastic. Honestly just use them the right way and they will treat you well.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Work with them some.

By Drum_Moose

from The Smokies, NC

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

I got these, put them on my 10 and 12" toms (Sonor Delite) and tried them with no EQ or FX using Reaper through a Presonus Firepod. Immediately I had fuzz from overloaded mics. I played with Preamp gain, dropped it below 0 dB and cleaned them up some. However, the real trick is that they really do not like to be close to the sound source (drum head in my case.) I now have one mic between my two toms sat around 3 inches above them and it gives a good sound over both. The other I can now try to use on my 8". The sound they produce is perfectly adequte now, I will have to play more with the placement on EQ, etc. to get them near as I want. I am using them to add roundness to the tom sounds, as my OHs pick up the attack. Working great on the 10 and 12, not so much the 8 as it has very little roundness to pick up. I have to gripe about the fact that they need to be far from the head. I bought them to be small, non-invasive and easy to position. The clip works well on a drum rim but leaves the mic high from the head....which is where you need it. However, I have LOTS of small effects cymbals right over my toms, so they dont fit where I want. OK, no more babble.SO...Overall, you need to work with them and read the instructions. They are NOT small and discrete due to positioning issues, so maybe those bigger mics without the issues these may cause you are the right choice. They seem pretty tough, well made and...well, they look cool.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Sound for Hand Percussion

By Bacon-MlmCY

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

I've used this microphone extensively for live applications and the sound is great on Bodrhan(Irish Hand Drum) and also on accordion. The sound is clear and the output is very good with our Mackie and our Carvin mixers. The mic cuts some of the super low boominess from the Bodrhan which is great. I'm sure it would sound great on many ethnic percussion instruments which have so much low end that they overwhelm other mics. This doesn't mean the mic is thin sounding. It just rolls off the low end that makes instruments sound boomy. I also use it on the accordion for my bass and it sounds very good. It captures enough low end to fill in the bass lines (we are an Irish Pub band with no bass player)in a very full and covincing manner. The negative point for this mic is the cable construction. In order to make the mic smaller, the cable is very small. Audix was wise enough to have a separate cable and mic, but it doesn't take much to break a solder connection in the cable end. The mic wasn't really designed for mobility on stage, so I am pushing the design parameters by moving around on stage. One mistep on the cable and a good pull on the cable connector will require some good soldering skills for repair. It is a very tiny cable connector, and takes some precision to repair. Still it is repairable and well worth the money. I paid full price for mine (139.00) and I thought it was worthwhile at that price.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Please read this review ... BARE FACTS

By T.

from STL

Comments about Audix ADX-90 Clip-on Condenser Microphone:

This product is a disposable, temporary microphone through design flaw, no matter the intended use (live, studio, etc.). Here's why: Everything is all one piece. Mounting bracket, wiring, bendable arm, and microphone. The critical problem is the microphone wiring that is contained WITHIN the bendable casing. Any type of repeated use- and by "repeated use" I mean less than 10 times- the more delicate wiring within the bendable structure near the joint is quickly and easily overstressed and incapacitated. This mic is inexpensive for a reason. If you need a mountable, choose one that has the mic as a separate piece that connects to a cable like a normal mic - bendable apparatus separate ...

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