Audix OM5 Handheld Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

Audix OM5 Handheld Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

Audix OM5 Handheld Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

Audix OM5 Handheld Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

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  • Hypercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Dynamic Element with Low-Mass Diaphragm
  • 48 Hz to 19 kHz Frequency Response
  • High Immunity to Feedback
  • High Maximum SPL
  • Low Handling Noise
  • Gold-Plated XLR 3-Pin Connector
  • Durable Metal Construction
  • Includes Mic Clip & Carrying Pouch
  • Designed, Assembled & Tested in the USA
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Audix OM5 overview

  • 1Description

The Audix OM5 is a handheld hypercardioid dynamic microphone optimized for reproduction of vocals, speech, horns, guitars, and drums in live sound, studio sessions, and broadcast applications. It boasts low handling noise and a hypercardioid polar pattern, which is effective in minimizing residual ambience and feedback caused by nearby monitors and speakers. The dynamic element's low-mass diaphragm responds quickly to transients and handles sound pressure levels up to 144 dB.

It produces a frequency response of 48 Hz to 19 kHz with a dip at 120 Hz, a mild rise in the low-mid frequencies, and a wide presence boost. The gold-plated XLR 3-pin output ensures compatibility with most microphone preamps and mixer inputs, and the zinc alloy body with a dent-resistant steel mesh grille provides road-ready protection and durability. The OM5 was designed, assembled, and tested in the USA, and ships with a microphone clip and carrying pouch..

Ideal for vocals, speech, horns, guitars, flute, percussion, and drums
Hypercardioid polar pattern provides off-axis rejection of over 30 dB and high gain before feedback
48 Hz to 19 kHz frequency response with attenuation at 120 Hz to reduce boominess, a mild rise in the low-mid frequencies for added body, and a presence boost for high-end clarity
VLM Type C capsule delivers great transient response
High maximum SPL of 144 dB easily handles vocals, drums, and amplified instruments
Rugged zinc alloy casing with a dent-resistant steel mesh grille
Gold-plated XLR 3-pin connector for optimal conductivity and compatibility with most microphone preamps
Designed, assembled, and tested in the United States of America
UPC: 687471101087
In the Box
Audix OM5 Handheld Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone
  • MC-1 Microphone Stand Adapter
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Audix OM5 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Dynamic
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
    Frequency Range 48 Hz to 19 kHz
    Maximum SPL 144 dB SPL
    Pad None
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity 2 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
    Low-Cut Filter None
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Length 6.93" / 176 mm
    Diameter 2.09" / 53 mm
    Weight 11.64 oz / 330 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 4.2 x 2.7"

    Audix OM5 reviews

    OM5 Handheld Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Less narky and great for loud stages I have a bunch of OM5s which I use generally on all sorts of bands when I work as an in-house live sound engineer. On a bitey sound system they're a more pleasant vocal mic than other ubiquitous vocal mics you see around a lot. I find the OM5 has less mud, a slightly rounder mid, and doesn't suffer from the high mid narkiness of other common vocal mics. There's a very usable top end brightness which really brings the vocals to the front without being sibilant or harsh. The tighter pickup pattern also helps cut out spill from loud guitars and drums, which means the mix sounds clearer and tighter. Another bonus is that you can get a much louder vocal level in your monitors before feedback rears its ugly head... Useful for weak singers. The matte black finish looks very subtle and cool, and a little dangerous, and doesn't steal attention away from the singers. The biggest problem I have with this mic is the pickup pattern is too tight for singers who move around a lot in front of it. If your vocalist plays guitar and spends a lot of time turning her head to watch her fret hand, you'll frequently lose level as she goes off-mic. This is the flip-side of having a good tight pickup pattern.
    Date published: 2010-07-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from OM5 - Hypercardioid Dynamic Mic Testing this to see how it works with my voice, so far it seems brighter
    Date published: 2017-06-12
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