Audix OM5 Studio Dynamic Vocal Microphone w/ 20ft XLR Mic Cable

Audix OM5 Studio Dynamic Vocal Microphone w/ 20ft XLR Mic Cable

 
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Audix OM5 Studio Dynamic Vocal Microphone w/ 20ft XLR Mic Cable

SKU OM5-CBL
Weight 3.00 lbs
$159.00
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This is for 1-New Audix OM5 vocal microphone and 1- Bonus 20ft XLR mic cable.  First produced in 1995, the Audix OM5 dynamic vocal microphone has become highly regarded by artists and engineers for its ability to produce quality sound at very high sound pressure levels without distortion or feedback. The OM5 is naturally attenuated at 120 Hz to reduce boominess and handling noise. The mid-range is tailored for clarity and presence making it easier for the vocals to be heard both in the mains and monitors. By employing Audix’s VLM (very low mass) capsule technology, the OM5 has exceptional transient response. An extremely tight and uniformly controlled hypercardioid pattern helps to isolate the vocals from the rest of the instruments on stage. The OM5 is comfortable to hold, durable, and manufactured with extremely tight tolerances. The result is an unparalleled consistency in sound and performance at a very competitive price.

 

 

Features:  

  • Clear, accurate vocal reproduction

  • Handles high SPL without distortion

  • Low handling noise

  • Provides exceptional gain before feedback

  • Provides maximum vocal isolation on stage

  • Dent resistant spring steel grill

  • 5 year warranty

 

Specifications:

 

Transducer Type

Dynamic

 

Frequency Response

48 Hz - 19 kHz

 

Polar Pattern

Hypercardioid

 

Output Impedance

200 ohms

 

Sensitivity

1.8 mV / Pa @ 1k

 

Capsule Technology

VLM Type C

 

Off Axis Rejection

>30 dB

 

Maximum SPL

≥144 dB

 

Power Requirements

None

 

Connector

Switchcraft® male XLR

 

Polarity

Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2

relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector

 

Housing / Finish

Zinc Alloy /Black E-coat

 

Weight

307 g / 10.8 ounces

 

Length

176 mm / 6.9 inches

 

 

Applications:

 

Lead or backing vocals

Live recording

Broadcast

Home studio- vocal and instrument

Sax, brass, guitar, dobro, flute, percussion, drums

 

 

Operation and Maintenance

Although the OM-5 is a durable handheld dynamic microphone with a dent-resistant spring steel grill, it should still be handled with care. Avoid extreme temperatures wherever possible. Phantom power: The OM-5 is a dynamic microphone and does not require phantom power; be assured that phantom power will not adversely affect the performance of the OM-5 in any way.

 

Recording

The OM-5 has a very sophisticated, high quality transducer element, and can be very useful for a wide variety of recording applications. For live recording, or to attain the feel of a live vocal, the OM5 is an excellent choice. It will provide a true, accurate sound and isolate the vocal(s) from other surrounding instruments.

 

Because of the tight hypercardioid pattern of the OM5, it is important to place the microphone directly on axis and as close as possible to the sound source. Since the OM5 is able to handle very high sound pressure levels, it can be successfully utilized to mic a wide variety of instruments, both acoustic and electric.

 

Live Sound

Impedance: The OM5 is a low impedance microphone and for optimum results it should be plugged into a low impedance mic input. In most cases a mic level input is a 3 pin XLR, however, in some cases (as with Karaoke machines) a mic level input may require a 1/4” jack. In this case, you will want to use an XLR–1/4” mic cable.

 

Output level: The OM-5 has a fairly high output level, however, it is important to note that “high output” from a microphone in and of itself may not necessarily be a good feature. In fact, high output from the mic may result in overloading the input level of the consule and cause distortion. Loudness can be easily controlled by simply using the faders! More important questions to ask regarding a microphones performance would be the following:

 

1) How loud can a microphone get before feedback (gain before feedback)

 

2) How much sound on stage will the microphone reject, especially on a stage with floor monitors and multiple   microphones (off axis rejection)

 

3) How much sound pressure level (SPL) will a microphone handle before it distorts

 

PA System: Although the OM5 can be utilized in any type of venue, it is ideally suited for a professional PA system with subs and floor monitors on stage. It is designed with a natural bass attenuation in order to reduce boominess, and it has a slight midrange presence to provide vocal clarity. In most cases, the OM5 sounds very natural without adding much EQ.

 

Stage Use: The OM5 is a problem solver. It can help control feedback and also help to get the vocals above the music. Try using an OM5 when:

 

• The stage is very tight and the vocal mics are in close proximity to the drums and amps.

 

• The drummer’s vocal mic is picking up more drums than vocals.

 

• The vocalists are having a difficult time hearing themselves.

 

• You want cleaner separation of sound through the mains

 

• You want to achieve more gain from your background vocals

 

The Trade Off: There is a trade off for achieving higher levels of gain before feedback and for getting the vocals above the mix. Since the OM5 has such an incredibly tight pick-up pattern, the singers MUST STAY RIGHT ON the microphone. Even if the vocalist wanders of the mic a few inches, you will notice a drop off in their vocal. With the OM5, you can achieve remarkable results if the vocalist understands the benefits of staying right on top of the mic.

 

Floor Monitors: The OM5 is extremely stable around floor monitors and will work with the monitors either straight on or at an angle. This allows lead vocalists freedom on stage without the worry of feedback.  The behavior of the microphone relative to floor monitors will, of course, vary from room to room, which means that dialing in the monitors becomes an important part of sound check.

 

Mic Placement: In general, allow a minimum distance of 2-3 feet between microphones to avoid phase problems.

 

 

 

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