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Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone

Includes Free
Value $19.50
B&H # AUI5 Mfr # I-5
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You Pay: $99.00
Product Highlights
  • Carioid Pickup Pattern
  • High SPL Capability
  • Accessories Included
  • Made in USA

The Audix i5 instrument microphone is an ideal solution for sound reinforcement and recording applications. The dynamic capsule features a cardioid polar pattern with a linear frequency response, capable of accurately reproducing signals at high sound pressure levels (SPL). The cardioid pattern effectively minimizes noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the capsule, reducing feed-back and audio leakage caused by adjacent instruments. The i5 is ideal for capturing snare drum, percussion, guitar and bass cabinets, horns and vocals.

Linear Frequency Response
Tailored frequency response of 50Hz to 16kHz accentuates mid-range and mid-high frequencies while eliminating low-frequency noise.
High SPL Handling
The i5 is designed to accurately reproduce high audio peak levels without noise and distortion.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern attenuates signal at the sides of the capsule. The result eliminates noise and ambiance caused by speakers, monitors and adjacent instruments and vocalists.
Durable Body
The i5 features a zinc alloy body with a steel grille and black e-coat finish for terrific durability.
Accessories Included
The mic comes complete with a mic clip and carrying pouch.
Transducer Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz - 16kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level 140dB
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance 250 Ohms
Output Connectors Switchcraft XLR-3M Type
Length 5.6" (142mm)
Weight 6.5 oz (183g)
Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Unbreakable Nylon Mic Clip
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

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    Audixi5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (3)

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      4.0

      Solid

      By JD

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone:

            We got one of these as a snare mic in a drum mic kit, and bought another for our second snare. Good mic. No complaints. Fair price.

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            5.0

            A great product, great quality

            By martinto

            from buenos aires,argentina

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone:

              If you are looking for a versatile mic for instruments, specially for use in live sound, this is a great product,excellent U.S quality construction and smoother sound than others with the same applications.

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              5.0

              great mic

              By Judeman

              from New York, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone:

                A great mic at a great price. Audix's version of the SM57. Perfect for that warm, dynamic sound on all instruments. A must have for any recording engineer.

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                4.0

                Getting that snappy snare sound

                By old sound guy Lou

                from Harmony, PA

                About Me Experienced

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone:

                  I first came across the i5 on a snare at a venue that was helping out. I was not familiar with the item, but came to appreciate how it gave the snare (which was a pretty mediocre snare drum) good snap, allowing it cut through the mix.

                  So now I'm calling the shots at another venue and after listening to a snare through an SM57 for 3 months, have gone back again to the i5.

                  Is the i5 idea, or something I would use in my studio? Probably not for this use. But, the purposes are different. I'm doing contemporary music where i need the snare to sound almost piccolo snare-like, which this mic gives me.

                  Plus the darn thing is tough as nails. I have (and will) buy more.

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                  5.0

                  No more SM57's

                  By JKLM

                  from Converse, IN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Best size for small hands
                  • Durability--it's a tank
                  • Made in america
                  • Minimal proximity effect
                  • Professional appearance
                  • Relatively Flat Response
                  • Resistant to feedback

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acoustic rhythm guitar
                    • Electric guitar amp
                    • Hand percussion
                    • Horns
                    • Kids' vocals
                    • Snare drum

                    Comments about Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Cardioid Microphone:

                    A great multi-purpose dynamic mic, I use this small-sized, big-sounding tool for instruments and vocals alike. It obviously excels on the snare drum and on guitar cabinets, but I like the sound I get from it on various percussion, brass and lower-toned woodwind instruments. It doesn't have the shrill high-end crispness of a condenser, but you don't always need that. Overall, it sounds clean and strong, and adeptly resists feedback.

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