Audix SCX1 Condenser Microphone
Audix SCX1-c Cardioid Condenser Microphone - high quality transformerless studio condenser microphone, designed for use with interchangeable capsules
Audix SCX1 Details
Designed, machined, assembled and tested by Audix in the USA, the SCX1-C is
a professional studio cardioid condenser microphone designed for a wide variety recording, broadcast, and live sound applications. Known for its sensitivity, pinpoint accuracy, low profile, and consistency, the SCX1-C is also available with hypercardioid (model SCX1-HC) or omnidirectional (model SCX1-O) capsules.
With a smooth uniform frequency response from 40 Hz - 20 kHz, the SCX1-C is very consistent when responding to on and off-axis signals, and exhibiting excellent phase coherence and minimal proximity effect. The SCX1-C is characterized with a wide cardioid polar pattern; this, coupled with the high output and sensitivity of the microphone, makes the SCX1-C an ideal choice for miking overhead, room ambience, orchestral sections, stringed instruments, piano, vibes, and sound effects.
Other features include a 21 mm gold vapor capsule miniaturized electronics, and an extremely small footprint. The SCX1-C will handle sound pressure levels of 130 dB and will provide up to 20 dB of ambient noise rejection. In addition to acoustical instruments, the SCX1-C is an excellent choice for group vocals, speech, or foley work.
The SCX1, which is manufactured to exacting standards and tight tolerances, features a precision machined brass body, interchangeable capsules, black e-coat finish, laser etched model and serial number, Switchcraft ® XLR connector, and
includes a heavy duty nylon clip.
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I have only used this mic extensively in the live sound world on Piano, Choirs, and Acoustic Guitar. It seems to be low on sensitivity scale as I always have some trouble with gain before feedback unless the source is really close to the element. Do you know how hard it is to get people comfortable singing in a choir group with a mic and mic stand over the top of them?
It is my workhorse as far as small condenser mics go for live sound, but it's because it's all my company owns. Not sure I would buy it knowing that Neumann KM184's are out there unless I was on a budget.
Has a midrange that makes a grand piano sound honky around 530 and 800. Might need a good preamp to bring it to life.