Instrument Condenser
Instrument Condenser
F15
CONDENSER INSTRUMENT MICROPHONE
OVERVIEW:
The F15 is a condenser instrument microphone designed
for live sound and studio applications. Characterized with a
tailored frequency response of 100 Hz - 20 kHz, the F15 is
ideally suited for instruments requiring detailed reproduction
in mid-high and extended high end frequency ranges. A wide
cardioid pick-up pattern along with high sensitivity allows for
close miking as well as overhead and distance miking.
Compact and roadworthy, the F15 features a durable die cast
zinc alloy body and steel mesh grill.
Low impedance and balanced output allow interference-free
performance even with long cable runs. The F15 operates on
phantom power of 9-52 volts.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES:
Mic stand adapter (MC2)
Carrying pouch (P1)
FEATURES:
Multi-purpose instrument micrphone
Excellent for capturing high frequencies
Easy to position and use
Roadworthy construction
3 year warranty
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
TRIPOD - Tripod mic stand
DFLEX - All purpose percussion clamp
DVICE - Spring loaded rim mount clamp
DCLAMP - Tension rod mic clamp
CBL-20 - 20’ XLR - XLR mic cable
CBL-DR25 - 25’ right angle XLR-XLR mic cable
SMT-25 - Shockmount suspension clip
WS-81 - External foam windscreen
APS-2 - Two-channel phantom power supply
F15 on Cymbal
D-FLEX
APPLICATIONS:
Cymbals
Overheads
Hi-Hat
Goodie Table
Audience mic
TRIPOD
SMT25
CBL-20
F15
F15
SPECIFICATIONS:
Transducer Type
Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency Response
100 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Output Impedance
200 ohms
Sensitivity (1k @ 94 dB SPL)
10 mV / Pa
Capsule Technology
Black plate electret
Off Axis Rejection
≥15 dB
Noise Floor
25 dB (A weighted)
Signal to Noise Ratio
69 dB
Dynamic Range
110 dB
Maximum SPL
≥135 dB
Power Requirements
9-52 volts phantom
3 pin gold plated
Connector
male XLR connector
Polarity
Positive pressure on diaphragm
produces positive voltage on pin
2 relative to pin 3 of output
XLR connector
Housing / Finish
Die cast zinc /
Black E-Coat
Weight
184 g / 6.5 ounces
Length
160 mm / 6.3 inches
FREQUENCY / POLARS:
ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS SPECIFICATIONS:
The microphone shall be a back plate pre-polarized condenser available with a cardioid
polar pattern. The microphone shall operate on 9-52 Volts phantom power and the
nominal output impedance shall be equal to 200 ohms at 1 kHz. The microphone shall
have a sensitivity of 10 mV / Pa at 1 kHz. The microphone shall have a maximum SPL
level of ≥135 dB with THD of 0.5%. The microphone body shall be of die cast zinc alloy
and the dimensions shall be 19 mm in diameter at the base, 28.5 mm in diameter at the
widest point on the grill and 160 mm in length. The microphone shall be the Audix F15.
OPERATION:
The F15 is a low impedance microphone and should be plugged into the “mic level” of
your console, mixer, or recording device. Please note that the F15 requires phantom
power and will NOT operate without phantom power voltage (48 Volts recommended)
which is available on most professional mic preamps and mixing devices. If phantom
power is not available on your equipment, you will have to purchase a phantom power
supply (such as the Audix APS-2). Avoid plugging or unplugging the microphone from
a PA system unless the channel is muted or the volume of the system is turned down.
Failure to do so may result in a loud “popping” noise which could seriously damage the
speakers in the PA system.
USER TIPS:
The F15 has a cardioid pick-up pattern which helps to eliminate sound from other
instruments on stage from “bleeding” into the microphone. However, since the F15 is a
condenser microphone, it is much more sensitive than a dynamic and will pick-up sound
from a greater distance.
The acoustic nature of the instrument being miked along with how loud it is will determine
how far the microphone should be from the sound source. For example, an F15 can
be placed 1-2 feet above the cymbals of a drum kit and still pick up plenty of sound,
whereas for a high-hat an F15 will need to be within 4-6 inches to be effective.
Allow a distance of 2-3 feet between microphones to avoid phase issues.
*Further miking techniques may be found on our website at www.audixusa.com
DIMENSIONS (mm):
***All specifications subject to change without notice.
SERVICE AND WARRANTY:
This microphone is under warranty for
a period of 3 years from any and all
manufacturing defects. Should your
microphone fail in any way, please
contact the Audix Service department at
503-682-6933. A Return Authorization
number is required before returning any
products.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
The F15 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 affect the sound and performance of
your microphone.
To register your
microphone, please visit
www.audixusa.com
www.audixusa.com Call: 503-682-6933 Fax: 503-682-7114
Audix Corporation 9400 SW Barber Street, Wilsonville, OR 97070
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