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Audix I5 Multi purpose Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

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Product Description

The Audix I5 Dynamic Instrument Microphone was designed by the true microphone experts at Audix to handle a wide variety of applications and survive the absolute torture of live sound gigs. The i5 is a multipurpose microphone capable of being a chameleon on stage. It excels at snare, guitar cab, and multipurpose percussion and vocals.l

Built around a bulletproof transformerless - XLR balanced design and housed in a precision cast zinc-alloy case with a steel mesh grill (stick hits no problem here), the Audix i5 is a super-smooth dynamic mic featuring 50-16kHz frequency response and a very useable cardioid pattern with incredible off-axis rejection (>23dB) for exceptionally high gain before feedback.

Audix I5 Dynamic Instrument Mic Features

  • Clear and accurate sound reproduction
  • Handles high SPL without distortion
  • Provides exceptional gain before feedback
  • Provides excellent isolation on stage
  • Precision cast zinc alloy body and grill
  • Extremely durable

Audix I5 Dynamic Instrument Mic Applications
  • Live stage, studio
  • Snare, toms, percussion
  • Guitar cabs, electric instruments
  • Brass, flute, woodwinds
  • Acoustic instruments
  • Vocals, speech

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  503-682-6933 Warranty:  5 years for dynamic microphones, 3 years for condensers and 1 year for all other products

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Audix I5 Dynamic Instrument Mic Specifications
  • Transducer Type: Dymamic
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 16 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 1.9 mV (ref 1k @ 1 Pascal)
  • Capsule Technology: VLM Type B
  • Off Axis Rejection: >23 dB
  • Maximum SPL: 140 dB
  • Cable/Connector: 3 pin gold plated male XLR connector
  • Polarity: Positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
  • Housing: Cast zinc alloy
  • Weight: 6.5 oz/183 grams
  • Finish: Black E-coat
  • Supplied Accessories:
    • Mic Clip: adjustable through 180° with standard 5/8 inch 27 thread.
      Note: Metal thread adapter also supplied to accommodate European stands.
    • Zippered microphone carrying pouch.

Customer Reviews

Greg Currier Submitted: 11/27/2018
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I love it
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What is your opinion of this product?
Way better than my sm57 for recording top snare head!
Woodcrest Studio from West Chester, PA, USA Submitted: 4/14/2009
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As a Snare Microphone
I haven't had the microphone very ling but it seems pretty rugged. Had a drummer whack it pretty hard and there is no dent and the whack sounded clear! Quite a heavy robust microphone.
Features... It's a microphone has a fairly tight pattern so bleed from adjacent sources is ok and useable. Only under high compression would bleed become a problem.
Again, it's a microphone. YMMV. It all comes down to placement. Its larger than a SM57 but not by much. It can be tucked into places fairly easy.
Ok the sound. Scooped. On snare, which is my chosen app for it, it has a "rock" poppy sound. This isn't a natural sounding mic. The i5 has a lot of low mid body and a snap in the top end. It lends itself to a rock sound or other applications where it's response is needed to achieve a particular sound. Mics with a tailored sound can be limiting and freeing. The i5 could bring presence and body into a sound that is lacking it but would hype it if it already had it which a different placement could accommodate it's sound if there were no other microphone alternatives. As a last resort, you can EQ the sound to get what you're after. I don't think there is a single microphone that is a set it wherever and it always sounds good. For what it's worth, the Audix i5 resides in my collection of over 24 microphones and will always be a top consideration for snare drum micing when I need it's response curve.
Nick Barnes from Philadelphia, PA USA Submitted: 1/14/2009
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Excellant alternative to the 57
I have a small project studio in my apartment and I recently lost possession of my SM57. I'd heard of this mic before so when it came time to replace the 57 I decided to check it out, and after hearing some tests comparing the two mics I decided it was worth a shot. I don't regret it at all, it sounds good on my Line 6 amp and great on my acoustic. Haven't used it extensively for vocals, but I actually like what I hear so far. I'd still like to get another 57, and the i5 isn't the be all and end all of dynamic mics, but I'm still very glad I have it.
The best feature here is the off-axis rejection, which is definitely better than the 57's. Other than that, it's just a simple mic that sounds good. I read other people rating it lower for lack of features, but I don't need or want a lot of features on this type of mic so I gave it 5 stars there.
It's a dynamic mic with no pads or polarity switches, there's nothing to it. Plug and play.
It's brighter than the 57, which I think is good because my 57 often sounded a little dull. If you want just a very close representation of your sound you're probably better off with a 57, but the i5 has more punch to it. Again, I'd like to have both on hand at any given time but for now just the i5 will do.
John Duncan from Gulfport Ms, Submitted: 9/4/2008
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very well made it last long time most likely
hey no brainer plug it in and go
simple as pie i will say its a very good mic i like it better than the sm57 this is my 3rd one
sounds great crisp and clear dont what it say it will do
Rufus J from Tallahassee, Fl, Submitted: 2/5/2008
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Great Acoustic Mic for Studio
Your general opinion of this product.

Audix i5 is made very well, gave it a 4 on features, there aren't any, plug it in a play.

The sound of this mic on various instruments in the studio.

can't get much easier.

In comparison to the SM 57 of the same price, it is a good stable mate for other mic'ing techniques.

This is where the Audix i5 gets interesting, I've used this mic on drums; snare and toms, used it on elec guitar cabs it shines and also for acoustic guitar and this is where I really like the sound of the i5, on acoustic guitar it really brings out the sound of the what if it isn't a condenser, this mic works well on this application.


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