Audix ADX51 Condenser Microphone (Cardioid)
The ADX51 is a professional pre-polarized condenser microphone used for stage, studio and broadcast applications. The ADX51 is known for its clear, accurate response and flexibility to handle close or distance miking for a wide variety of acoustic instruments.
Characterized with a uniformly controlled cardioid polar pattern, the ADX51 condenser microphone is designed to capture the acoustics of the instrument being miked while at the same time isolating it from the rest of the instruments on stage. With a wide frequency range of 40 Hz 18 kHz, the ADX51 features a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter at 150 Hz.
The ADX51 cardioid studio condenser microphone is very easy to position, durable and manufactured to high standards and tight tolerances. The ADX51 has a precision machined brass body, durable black E-coat finish, steel mesh grill, and gold plated XLR connector.
- Drum overheads, hi-hat, acoustic instruments
- Percussion table
- Group vocal, spoken word
- Ambient room miking
- Audience mics for in-ear monitors
40 Hz - 18 kHz
17 mV/Pa @ 1kHz
What's In The Box
- 1 x ADX51 Studio Condenser Microphone
- 1 x DCLIP Microphone Clip
- 1 x WS81C External Windscreen
- 1 x P1 Carrying Pouch
The ADX51, an excellent choice to mic any kind of acoustic instrument, has a cardioid pick-up pattern which helps to eliminate sound from other instruments on stage from “bleeding” into the microphone. However, the ADX51 is much more sensitive than a dynamic mic and will pick-up sound from a greater distance. The acoustic nature of the instrument being miked along with how loud it is will determine how far the microphone should be from the sound source. For example, the ADX51 can be placed 1-2 feet above the cymbals of a drum kit and still pick up plenty of sound , whereas for a high-hat, the mic will need to be placed within 4-6 inches to be effective. Allow a distance of 2-3 feet between microphones to avoid phase issues.