Dynamic Instrument Microphone
i5
Dynamic Instrument Microphone
OVERVIEW
Designed, assembled and tested by Audix in the USA, the i5 is a dynamic instrument
microphone used for stage, studio and broadcast applications. The i5 is able to handle
sound pressure levels in excess of 140 dB without distortion and can be used to mic a
wide variety of musical instruments, guitar and bass cabinets, vocals and speech.
The i5 is characterized with a cardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback
control and is equipped with a VLM (Very Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate
sound reproduction.
The i5 is sturdy, compact and easy to position. With a wide frequency response of
50 Hz - 16 kHz, the i5 provides clear, accurate, natural sound reproduction without
having to rely on EQ. The i5 is manufactured with a precision cast zinc alloy body, dent
resistant steel grill, durable black E-coat finish and gold plated XLR connector.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
FEATURES
MC1 - Heavy-duty nylon molded clip with brass insert
P1 - Carrying pouch
·· All-purpose professional dynamic instrument mic
for live sound or studio
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
·· Clear, accurate sound with wide frequency response
DFLEX - Dual pivot rim mounted clip with extra wide butterfly jaws.
·· VLM Capsule
DVICE - Flexible mini-gooseneck with spring loaded rim mount clamp.
·· Designed, assembled & tested in the USA
DCLAMP - Flexible mini-gooseneck with drum tension lug mount.
·· 5 year warranty
CBL20 - 20’ premium XLR-XLR balanced mic cable. Quad conductor, twisted pair
with braided shield for maximum conductivity. 6mm PVC jacketed.
CBLDR25 - 25’ premium right angle XLR-XLR balanced mic cable. Quad conductor,
APPLICATIONS
twisted pair with braided shield for maximum conductivity. 6mm PVC jacketed.
·· Live stage, studio
WSi5 - External tension-fit foam windscreen for reducing wind, sibilance, and
·· Snare, toms, percussion
pop noise.
·· Guitar cabinets, electric instruments
STANDKD - Short pedestal stand with telescoping boom arm.
CABGRABBER - Tension fit microphone holder that clamps onto most combo amps
·· Bass cabinets
or cabinets between 8”-14” in.
·· Brass, flute, woodwinds
CABGRABBERXL - Tension fit microphone holder that clamps onto most combo
amps or cabinets between 14”-20” in.
·· Vocals, speech
TRIPOD - Metal tripod desktop stand for use with any 5/8” threaded mic clip.
MC1
P1
DFLEX
DVICE
DCLAMP
·· Acoustic instruments
CBL20
CBLDR25
WSi5
STANDKD
TRIPOD
i5
The microphone shall be of the dynamic type operating on the moving coil
principle and the polar pattern of the microphone shall be cardioid. The capsule
shall be VLM Type B. The nominal output impedance shall be equal to 280 ohms
at 1 kHz. The microphone shall have a sensitivity of 1.5 mV / Pa at 1 kHz and a
sound pressure level ≥140 dB. The microphone body and grill shall be of die cast
zinc alloy. The overall dimensions shall be 23 mm in diameter at the base, 37.5
Transducer Type
Dynamic
Frequency Response
50 Hz - 16 kHz
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Output Impedance
280 ohms
Sensitivity
1.6 mV / Pa @ 1k
Capsule Technology
VLM Type B
Off-Axis Rejection
>23 dB
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Maximum SPL
≥140 dB
Power Requirements
None
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 / Black Finish
Weight
248 g / 8.7 oz
Length
141 mm / 5.6 in
The i5 is a low impedance microphone and should be plugged into a
“mic level” input on your console, mixer, or recording device. Please note
that your microphone does not require phantom power and will not be
affected in any way by phantom power should it be running simultaneously
when the microphone is in operation. Avoid plugging or unplugging
the microphone from the PA system unless the channel is muted or the
volume of the system turned down. Failure to do so may result in a loud
“popping” noise which could seriously damage the speakers in the PA system.
The i5 is manufactured to exacting specs with roadworthy construction.
However, the capsule is highly sensitive and should be handled with care. Avoid
extreme temperatures and be sure to store your microphone in the pouch
provided when not in use. Moisture of any kind can adversely effect the sound
and performance of your microphone.
mm at the top, and 141.5 mm in length.
DIMENSIONS (mm)
USER TIPS
The i5 has a tight cardioid pick-up pattern in order to help eliminate sound from
other instruments on stage from “bleeding” into the microphone. For this reason,
it the i5 is exceptional for drums and percussion in be able to capture the sound
of each component of the kit.
Snare: Start with the i5 about 2 inches above the head and aimed towards the
center of the drum. For more “rim” effect, the i5 can be aimed less towards the
center and more towards the rim. It is not uncommon for engineers to place the
mic practically right on the drum head to achieve a very tight, cracking sound.
Toms, congas: Similar to snare. For tighter sound and more attack place, the mic
closer to the head. For more decay and overtones pull the mic further away from
the head.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
POLAR PATTERNS
Lo
Hi
Guitar cabs: The i5 can be placed within 1-2 inches of the grill cover at a 90
degree angle pointing directly towards the speaker. As the mic is placed closer
to the edge of the speaker, you will minimize the higher frequencies and get a
warmer, fatter tone. To capture more highs, move the mic closer towards the
center of the speaker.
Horns: Place the mic within 1-3 inches of the bell, especially when on a
stage with drums, bass, guitar, etc. For jazz, classical, and music where the
stage volume is lower, the mic can be placed further away for a richer, fuller,
sound. Allow a distance of 2-3 feet between microphones to avoid phase
cancellation issues.
Further miking techniques may be found at www.audixusa.com.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION: Please register your product online at www.audixusa.com/docs_12/about/product_registration.shtml.
SERVICE AND WARRANTY: This microphone is under warranty for a period of 5 years to be free of defects in material and workmanship. In the event of a product failure due to materials or
workmanship, Audix will repair or replace said product at no charge with proof of purchase. Audix does not pay or reimburse shipping costs for warranty repairs or returns. The warranty excludes
any causes other than manufacturing defects, such as normal wear, abuse, environmental damage, shipping damage or failure to use or maintain the product per the supplied instructions. No
Implied Warranties: All implied warranties, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby excluded. The liability of Audix, if any,
for damages relating to allegedly defective products shall be limited to the actual price paid by Dealer for such products and shall in no event include incidental or consequential damages of
any kind. Should your microphone fail in any way, please contact the Audix Service department at 503.682.6933. A Return Authorization is required before returning any product. OTHER THAN
THIS WARRANTY, AUDIX MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS, THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS, THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS. AUDIX SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR BASED ON THE SALE, USE, STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF THE PRODUCTS, AUDIX’S
SERVICE WORK, BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT. NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF AUDIX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
www.audixusa.com
ALL SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
503.682.6933 Fax: 503.682.7114
Audix Corporation 9400 SW Barber St. Wilsonville, OR 97070
ver 3.0 05-16
i5
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