Audix SCX25-A Studio Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Audix SCX25 Studio Cardioid Condenser Microphone - delivering vocals and acoustic instruments with exceptional detail and realism
Audix SCX25-A Details
The SCX-25 is a condenser microphone with an elegant design and a revolutionary capsule suspension system. Uniquely shock mounted within an intricate machined brass ring, the SCX-25 capsule is completely isolated from the mic body and the electronics. By successfully minimizing acoustic reflections and diffractions, SCX-25 delivers a pure, open-air sound unlike any other microphone, regardless of size or cost.
Delivering a smooth uniform cardioid frequency response from 20 - 20k, the SCX-25 will reproduce vocals and acoustic instruments with exceptional detail and realism. The SCX-25 is very consistent when responding to incoming off-axis signals, exhibiting excellent phase coherence and minimal proximity effect.
By employing miniaturized low noise components, the preamp circuitry for the SCX-25 is housed within a brass microphone body which is merely 4 inches long. The result is the smallest footprint of any large diaphragm microphone to date, allowing the SCX-25 more convenience and freedom when it comes to mic placement. And because of the internal capsule suspension mounting system, the need for costly shock mounts is eliminated and set-up time is greatly simplified.
The SCX-25 operates on phantom power of 48 - 52 Volts. Optimum results will be achieved by using the SCX-25 with a high quality mic preamplifier and premium quality microphone cable.
Audix SCX25-A Specifications
- Transducer Type: Condenser Condenser
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Output Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced
- Sensitivity: 29 mV (ref 1k @ 1 Pascal)
- Equivalent Noise Level: 14 dB (A weighted)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 80 dB (ref 1k @ 1 Pascal)
- Power Requirements: 48 - 52v phantom
- Maximum SPL: 138 dB
- DynamicRange: 124 dB
- Cable/Connector: 3 pin gold plated male XLR connector
- Housing: Machined Brass
- Weight: 7.8 oz/221 grams (without cable)
Audix SCX25-A Features
- Innovative design
- Isolated capsule suspension system
- Miniaturized pre-amp
- Extremely small footprint (brass body only 4 inches long)
Audix SCX25-A Applications
- Studio vocals, lead and backing
- Voice over
- Ambient room mic
- Drum overheads
- Bells, chimes, marimba, vibes
- Acoustic instruments (piano, sax, strings, guitar, flute)
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I'm fortunate enough to have many great mics in my closet--ribbons, cardiods, dynamics, hybrids. But I must say, the SCX25 sounds different than ANY of them--and I don't mean that in a bad way. Rencenty, I was auditioning mics for a voiceover segment of an instructional video I was working on. I wanted to try to match a certain full, open sound that the source-recorded sound had. Interestingly, in my studio, the same mic that I'd used to record the source sound just didn't sound right. And neither did ANY of the other mics I tried, except the Audix. It had some magic the others lacked. This isn't to say that it's right for everything. But if you're looking for a mic with a pleasant, well balanced, open and unique sound, try auditioning this medium-priced Audix mic.