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AUDIX I-5May 2004—The Audix I-5 is a dynamic cardioid instrument mic for stage and studio, with a durable cast-zinc alloy body, dent-resistant grille

January 2010—Designed for miking a five-piece kit, the FP5 Fusion Drum Pack ($559 MSRP) features a new series of Audix dynamic mics: the F6 for kick, the F5 for snare, and three F2s for rack and floor toms. Each mic has a snap-to-fit DCLIP stand adapter, and the entire system is packaged in a heavy-duty, custom aluminum carrying case.

March 2008—The Audix USB 12, features a mini condenser capsule set into a gooseneck desk stand with a USB output.

October 2007—Audix expands its ultracompact Micros Series condenser mics — now with more than 20 models. The new M1250 (2-inch body) and 3.5-inch body M1280 have a 40 to 20k Hz response and feature greater immunity to RF interference caused by cell phones and GSM devices. Each model has four interchangeable capsules from which to choose (cardioid, hypercardioid, omni and shotgun/supercardioid). The mics ship with proprietary 25-foot cable (XLRm-to-mini-XLRf), hanging clip, stand adapter and windscreen. Accessories include MicroPods (integrated 6/12/18-inch goosenecks), MicroBooms (50-inch, 2.5-ounce carbon-fiber boom), various instrument mount clips and more. AES Booth #436.

March 2007—Listing at $299, the Audix VX-5 has recessed onboard switches for -10dB pad and bass roll-off. RØDE’s S2 is designed to provide the clarity of its TEC Award-winning S1, but at a more affordable $149 street price.

November 2006— Priced at $299, the Audix VX-5 electret condenser handheld vocal mic has a supercardioid polar pattern and bass roll-off filter.

October 2006—This professional slim-line, 9 to 52V phantom-powered electret condenser vocal mic is aimed at the live performance and broadcast market. With a uniform frequency response of 40 to 18k Hz, the VX-5 features a 14mm gold-vapor diaphragm, a supercardioid polar pattern, bass roll-off filter, a specially ported steel mesh grille and Audix’s trademark black-satin finish. Its -10dB pad enables the capsule to handle SPLs in excess of 140 dB.

April 2006—The latest handheld vocal mic from Audix is the VX5 ($299), a mid-priced cardioid condenser model. Also available in transmitter form with the company’s RAD360 wireless systems, the stand-alone 48VDC phantom-powered VX5 has two recessed DIP switches for bass roll-off (150 Hz) and a -10dB pad that extends the mic’s SPL handling to 140 dB. Other features include a rugged stainless-steel grille (removable for cleaning) and a 40 to 18k Hz response.

January 2006—Audix debuts the MicroBoom, a 50-inch carbon-fiber mic boom arm/short flexible gooseneck combo that attaches to any mic stand for horizontal or vertical use. Included is a small pedestal stand for an awards show–style look. Designed as an accessory for Audix’s Micros Series of miniature condenser mics, MicroBoom has a diameter of less than 1/3 inch, weighs 2.5 ounces, and is fitted with an internal Mogami cable and mini-XLR connector.

July 2005—Now in its 10th year of production, the Audix OM5 ($265) dynamic employs the company’s VLM (Very Low-Mass) technology for quick transient response and reduced distortion, even at high SPLs. Frequency response is naturally attenuated at 120 Hz to reduce boom and handling noise, while midrange is tailored for clarity and presence. An extremely tight hypercardioid pattern helps isolate vocals from noise onstage. The OM-5’s dent-resistant, spring steel grille protects the capsule from damage due to rough handling. Frequency response is 40 to 19k Hz with a max. SPL of 144 dB; output impedance is 200 ohms.

July 2005—Audix’s VX-10 ($599) is a premium condenser microphone designed for high gain and sensitivity while maintaining rejection of feedback, as compared to most dynamic cardioid microphones. The VX-10 can handle close-miking with minimal proximity effect and features low-noise electronic circuitry. The VX-10-Lo is a specially designed model with a lower output level to compensate for high-SPL sources. Frequency response is 40 to 20k Hz with a max. SPL of 138 dB; impedance is 250 ohms.

March 2005—In addition to the clip-on condenser ADX10-F flute mic unveiled at Winter NAMM by Audix, its crimson-hued FireBall™ is a handheld dynamic designed for harmonica players, with a flat 50Hz to 16kHz response and 150-ohm XLR output.

Audix RAD-360
May 2004—Audix unveiled the RAD-360, its first wireless system, at Musikmesse/Pro Light+Sound 2004 which pairs its OM Series capsules with a 193-frequency system in the 638 to 806MHz UHF band, with menu-driven, true-diversity receivers. Bodypack and guitar versions are also offered.

May 2004—The Audix I-5 is a dynamiccardioid instrument mic for
stage and studio, with a durable cast-zinc alloy body, dent-resistant
grille and black E-coat finish. Every model is laser-etched with its
model and serial number. Frequency response is 50-16k Hz, and SPL
handling exceeds 140 dB. Retail: $179 with mic clip and carry

November 2003—At AES NYC, Audix has updated its SCX-1
small-diaphragm condenser mics. The new SCX-1PR bodies have
multiposition pad and bass rolloff switches for more versatility.

September 2003—Audix’s OM-11 is essentially a re-issue of its
classic OM-1, which is not only a great dynamic vocal model, but one of
George Petersen’s all-time fave snare mics.

April 2003—Audix launches its Micro Series condenser mics with
the M1245 and 1290 cardioid models. Measuring only 1.7 inches long, the
M1245 is optionally available as a hypercardioid and in a version with

a 10mV higher output, suitable for distance miking. Frequency response
is 80-20k Hz; S/N ratio is 75 dB. The M1290 (available in omni and
hypercardioid versions) measures 3.5 inches long and has a 40-20k Hz
frequency response. Both mics feature 12mm, gold vapor-coated
diaphragms, may be phantom powered and accept input levels up to 140dB
SPL. Connectors are female mini-XLR-type; accessories include cables
and special mic clips.

March 2003—Audix premiered The Micros at Winter NAMM,, the
world’s smallest condenser mics with integrated preamp and detachable
cable. The 0.6-ounce M1245 is less than two inches long with an 80 to
20k Hz response; the 1-ounce, 3.5-inch M1290 has a 40 to 20k Hz
bandwidth. The mics require standard 48VDC phantom and handle 150-foot
cable runs without signal loss. A variety of polar patterns are
available, from cardioid, hypercardioid and omni, to shotguns. Retail
ranges from $379 to $429.

October 2002—The latest D Series pro instrument mic, the cardioid
D6, provides huge, clean, undistorted kick drum reproduction from
nearly any position, without needing to find the drum’s “sweet spot.”
The D6 uses the same mounting clip as other D Series mics, and also
fits Audix’s popular D-vice and D-flex units for convenient on-drum
mounting with shock isolation. Response is 3015k Hz. MSRP: $349. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

August 2002—The new M-Series miniature condenser mics from Audix
have a 12mm capsule housed in a compact, 90mm-long body, with internal
FET electronics based around the company’s popular SCX-1 preamp.
Optional interchangeable capsules offer users the choice of cardioid,
hypercardioid or omni patterns. The mic (with one capsule) retails at
$399; a version with pad and LF roll-off switches is $499.

June 2001—The Audix OM-7 ($359) was designed as a tough hypercardioid dynamic mic that can take up to 144 dB before cracking up. The mic comes in a satin black finish and uses a controlled output stage to net higher gain before feedback onstage. The company’s $599 VX-10 is a new handheld vocal condenser that wears the same black finish and has a 16mm gold vapor diaphragm and a 40 to 20k Hz frequency response.

May 2001—The SCX-25 from Audix is a studio condenser mic with a
new suspension-mounting system that effectively isolates the capsule
from the housing and electronics. This both minimizes reflective
surfaces and maximizes phase coherence, while eliminating the need for
an external shock-mount. Featuring a 25mm, gold-sputtered diaphragm,
135dB SPL handling, a 20-20k Hz response and a low-noise preamp design,
the SCX-25 provides a wide cardioid pattern and an “open”
sound usually only found in much larger (and more expensive) classic
microphones. The mic requires standard 48-52V phantom power, measures
5.5 inches in length and weighs 8 ounces. Price: $799. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

April 2001—Audix intros the ADX-20i miniature condenser mic,
which features a smooth response over a 40-20k Hz range, and includes a
flexible gooseneck clip for clamping the mic to a saxophone, trombone,
trumpet or other brass instruments. The ADX-20i operates on 9-52VDC
phantom power supplied by the APS-910 preamp module or can be battery
powered. Machined from solid brass, the ADX-20i features Audix’s
hallmark E-coat finish and retails for $249.

October 2000—Audix’s flagship handheld vocal condenser mic is
designed for a wide variety of live, studio and broadcast applications.
With a smooth frequency response of 40 to 20 k Hz, the VX-10 features a
16mm gold vapor diaphragm, a cardioid polar pattern, steel mesh grille
screen and the trademark Audix black satin finish. Operation requires
phantom power of 48 to 52 volts. The VX-10 can handle sound pressure
levels of 140 dB without distortion and will additionally provide over
20 dB of ambient noise rejection for feedback control on live stages.
Retail is $599, including stand adapter and external foam