VX5

Premium Electret Condenser Vocal Microphone

The VX5 is a multi-purpose, professional vocal condenser microphone designed for live, studio, and broadcast applications. With an ability to duplicate studio-quality sound on stage, the VX5 has a smooth and accurate frequency response, resistance to feedback, and handles very high SPLs without distortion.

Designed with a tight and uniformly controlled super-cardioid polar pattern, the VX5 condenser vocal microphone helps isolate vocals from the rest of the stage. Other features are a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill with a multi-stage pop filter, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. The VX5 will handle SPLs in excess of 140 dB (with pad and roll-off engaged) and will provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection on live stages.

In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 super-cardioid microphone is designed to capture instruments such as guitars, woodwinds, brasses, percussion toys, drum overheads, hi-hats, and pianos.

The VX5 requires 18 – 52 V phantom power.

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Transducer Type Pre-Polarized Condenser
Frequency Response 40 Hz – 16.5 kHz
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Sensitivity 5 mV / Pa @ 1k
Equivalent Noise Level 26 dB (A-weighted)
Signal to Noise Ratio 68 dB
Off-Axis Rejection >20 dB
Maximum SPL ≥140 dB (w/ -10 pad)
Power Requirements 9-52 V
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 Zinc Alloy & Machined Brass / Black Finish
Weight 277 g / 8 oz
Length 181 mm / 7.1 in
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1 x VX5 Vocal Microphone
1 x MC1 Microphone Clip
1 x P1 Carrying pouch

“We recently bought 2 of the VX5’s and I have to say that I have not been as thrilled with a mic for a long time. We are using them in a House of Worship. We have a classically trained singer who, before, with the previous mic got standing ovations. Now he is able to hear his voice with so much more detail that he is able to put much more into his performance. He now gets not only standing ovations but also puts half of the audience in tears. I’m not kidding! Thank you Audix!”
-Paul Sarran, Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, CA

“One of my engineers, Michael Conrader, had great things to say about the VX5 when he was out with Esperanza Spalding. I was a little skeptical, however, so I tested them in studio conditions against the VX10 and SM87. I liked the VX10 the best but live the VX5 was overall much better controlled when monitors were introduced. We would have gone for the VX10 if we we’re using in ears.”
-Chris Pfund, Quantum Sound, Montauk NY