Premium Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone
The SCX25A is a professional studio condenser microphone with an elegant design and a patented capsule suspension system. Uniquely shock-mounted within an intricate machined brass ring, the capsule is completely isolated from the mic body and electronics. By successfully minimizing acoustic reflections and diffractions, the SCX25A delivers a pure, open-air sound with exceptional detail and realism.
The SCX25A is consistent when responding to on and off-axis signals. This mic exhibits outstanding phase coherence and minimal proximity effect. With a wide cardioid polar pattern, the SCX25A enables the sound engineer to blend the sound of the instrument or vocal with the sound of the room. The SCX25A large diaphragm microphone will handle SPLs in excess of 135 dB and provides up to 20 dB of ambient noise rejection.
Affectionately referred to as “The Lollipop,” The SCX25A cardioid studio condenser microphone is perfectly suited to capture the sound of acoustic instruments such as pianos, guitars, vibes, woodwinds, brass, percussion toys, drums, orchestra, and symphony sections.
Designed, machined, assembled, and tested by Audix in the USA.
Model Variations and Options
|Frequency Response||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Output Impedance||200 ohms|
|Sensitivity||28 mV / Pa @ 1k|
|Equivalent Noise Level||14 dB (A-weighted)|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||80 dB|
|Maximum SPL||≥135 dB|
|Dynamic Range||121 dB|
|Power Requirements||48-52 V phantom|
|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||244 g / 8.6 oz|
|Length||148 mm / 5.8 in|
“On this tour Lester Estelle (Our Monster Drummer) introduced me to the SCX25A, and I could not be happier. They have the smoothest high-end of any overhead mic I have ever used. I will be adding these to my go-to mic list from now on!”
-Chris Michaelessi, FOH Engineer, Kelly Clarkson
“I honestly think the SCX-25A is one of the best mics available and destined to become a classic.”
-Dennis Leonard, SupervisingSound Editor, Skywalker Sound
“What you hear is what you get. Not only is it the best sounding piano mic available, but the shape, size, and mount also allow you to get right on top of the soundboard.”
-Paul Mitchell, Front of House, Joe Sample and The Crusaders
“Those in need of an excellent piano mic need look no further. As an overhead drum mic, it provides a transparent and full-sounding presentation that is up there with the best. It’s also a great choice for a sizable range of vocal recording duties.”
-Richard Salz, ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN