Professional Studio Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The SCX1 is a professional studio cardioid condenser microphone designed for a wide variety of recording, broadcast, and live sound applications. Known for its high sensitivity, pin-point accuracy, low profile, and consistency, the SCX1 is also available with hypercardioid (model SCX1HC) or omnidirectional (model SCX1O) capsules.

With a smooth uniform frequency response from 40 Hz – 20 kHz, the SCX1 is very consistent when responding to on and off-axis signals, and exhibits excellent phase coherence and minimal proximity effect. The SCX1 is characterized by a wide cardioid polar pattern; this, coupled with the high output and sensitivity of the microphone, makes the SCX1 an ideal choice for miking overhead, drums, instruments, room ambiance, orchestral sections, stringed instruments, piano, vibes, and sound effects. The SCX1HC condenser microphone is a number one choice for miking hi-hat both live and in the studio.

Other features include a 21 mm gold vapor capsule, miniaturized electronics, and an extremely small footprint. The SCX1 will handle sound pressure levels of 130 dB and will provide up to 20 dB of ambient noise rejection. In addition to acoustic instruments, the SCX1 is an excellent choice for group vocals, speech, or Foley work. The SCX1HC has become a popular choice for interior dialogue boom pole miking. It has a precision machined brass body, interchangeable capsules, black multi-layer class ‘A’ liquid finish, and a gold-plated XLR connector. The SCX1 studio condenser microphone is manufactured to exacting standards and tight tolerances.

Designed, machined, assembled, and tested by Audix in the USA.

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Transducer Type Condenser
Frequency Response 40 Hz – 20 kHz
Polar Pattern Cardioid / Hypercardioid / Omni
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Sensitivity 26 (C) | 17 (HC) | 15 (O) mV / Pa @ 1k
Equivalent Noise Level 14 dB (A-weighted)
Signal to Noise Ratio 80 dB
Maximum SPL ≥130 dB
Dynamic Range 116 dB
Power Requirements 48-52 V phantom
Connector 3-pin XLRm
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
Materials / Finish Machined Brass / Black Finish
Weight 114 g / 4 oz
Length 104 mm / 4.1 in
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1x SCX1 Studio Condenser Microphone
1x Protective zippered carrying case
1x DCLIP Microphone Clip
1x WSF9 External Windscreen

  • SCX1 – High-quality cardioid condenser studio condenser microphone ideal for piano, acoustic instruments, and overheads. Requires 48 – 52 V phantom power.
  • SCX1MP – As above, matched pair. (2X WS81C Windscreens)
  • SCX1O  – As above, with omnidirectional capsule for acoustic instruments and room miking.
  • SCX1HC  – As above, with hypercardioid capsule for hi-hats, acoustic instruments, and overheads

Interchangeable capsules available for the SCX1:

  • CPSSCXC – Cardioid capsule
  • CPSSCXHC – Hypercardioid capsule
  • CPSSCXO – Omnidirectional capsule