Dynamic Instrument - Performance Audio
Dynamic Instrument
F12
DYNAMIC INSTRUMENT MICROPHONE
OVERVIEW:
The F12 is a dynamic instrument microphone designed for live
sound and studio applications. Characterized with a tailored
frequency response of 40 Hz - 10 kHz, the F12 is ideally suited
for instruments requiring bass and mid-high reproduction. A
cardioid pick-up pattern helps to minimize feedback and isolate
the instrument from ambient sound coming from the room or
from other instruments on stage.
Compact and roadworthy, the F12 features a durable die cast
zinc alloy body, steel mesh grill, and integrated mic clip.
Low impedance and balanced output allow interference-free
performance even with long cable runs.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES:
Carrying pouch (P1)
FEATURES:
Tailored frequency response
Upper mid-range attack and clarity
Integral mic clip attached
5 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
DFLEX
DVICE
APPLICATIONS:
Snare
Toms
High hat
Congas, Bongos, Quintos
Timbales, Shekere
Guitar Cabinets
Floor Tom
TRIPOD
CBL-20
F12
F12
SPECIFICATIONS:
Transducer Type
Frequency Response
Polar Pattern Output Impedance
Sensitivity at 1k
Capsule Technology
Off Axis Rejection
Maximum SPL
Power Requirements
Connector
Polarity
Housing / Finish
Weight
Length
Dynamic
40 Hz - 10 kHz
Cardioid
250 ohms
1.7 mV / Pa
Double dome
>20 dB
≥135 dB
None
3 pin gold plated
male XLR connector
Positive pressure on diaphragm
produces
positive voltage on pin 2
relative to pin 3 of output
XLR connector
Die cast zinc /
Black E-Coat
209.8 g / 7.4 ounces
118 mm / 4.6 inches
FREQUENCY / POLARS:
ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS SPECIFICATIONS:
The microphone shall be of the dynamic type available in a cardioid polar pattern. The nominal
output impedance shall be equal to 250 ohms at 1 kHz. The microphone shall have a sensitivity
at of 1.7 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. The dimensions shall be 22
mm in diameter at the base, 43 mm in diameter at the widest point and 118 mm in length. The
microphone shall be the Audix F12.
OPERATION:
The F12 is a low impedance microphone and should be plugged into a “mic level” input on your
console, mixer, or recording device. Please note that the F12 does not require phantom power
and will not be effected in any way by phantom power should it be running simultaneously while
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 the speakers in the PA system.
USER TIPS:
The F12 has a tight (cardioid) pick-up pattern in order to help minimize the sound from other
instruments on stage from “bleeding” into the microphone. For this reason, the F12 is very
effective for miking drums and percussion and in capturing the sound of each component of the
kit.
Drums, hand percussion: As a general rule, the bottom of the F12 should be 1-2 inches above
the head of the drum and pointed towards the center. For more “ring” pull the mic back towards
the rim; for less ring and more overtones, position the mic 1-2 inches inside the ring; for more
attack, place the mic very close to the head; for more overtones and decay move the mic further
away from the head.
Guitar cabs: The F12 can be placed within 1-2 inches of the grill cover at a 90 degree angle
pointing directly into the speaker. If 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, but avoid the middle of the speaker.
Horns: Place the F12 within 1-2 inches of the bell, especially when on a stage with drums, bass,
guitar, etc.
*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 5 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 F12 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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