Audix i5 Instrument Microphone

Transducer Principle: Dynamic, Moving Coil

Capsule Technology: VLM (very low mass), Type B

Pickup Pattern: Cardioid

Sensitivity: 1.9 mV / Pascal @ 1k

Frequency Range: 50 Hz - 16 kHz

Impedance: 150 ohms balanced

Maximum SPL: > 140 dB

Off-Axis Rejection: > 23 dB

Housing/Finish: Zinc Alloy , Black E-coat

Weight: 6.5 oz

Length: 5.5 inches
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): I5
with Drum Clamp and XLR Cable (18.5 Foot)
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 503-682-6933

Audix I5 Instrument Microphone

The i-5 from Audix is a dynamic microphone that can be used for any instrument miking application for stage and studio. With its sleek styling and unique probe cap design, the i-5 features a durable cast zinc alloy body and black E-coat finish. Every model is attractively laser etched with its model and serial number.

The Audix i5 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 Audix i5 is the ideal choice for snare, toms, percussion instruments, and can even handle the blistering SPL levels of electric guitar cabinets. 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 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.
(18 ratings)
Submitted March 10, 2014 by M A
"My go-to mic for any situation."
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I've used the i5 for years now and I swear by this mic. I've used 57s and many other dynamic mics, but I keep coming back to the i5. I just ordered another and figured I'd give my review on these wonderful mics.
Very similar to an SM57 but I find the i5 to be smoother in the upper frequencies. With my systems I tend to get more gain before feedback and better noise rejection with the i5s. I currently use i5s on batter side of snare drums, guitar cabinets, horns, and vocals and they just work well and sound great. It has become my favorite mic for mic'ing guitar cabs.
Wind screen and grill are tough and can handle being smacked by drummers or dropped by singers.
Ease of Use
No switch, plug it in and go. I find it to be very flat and usually requires very little EQ'ing if any!
I currently have 5 of these in my mic collection and they've been used expensively on stage and in my studio. They held up well, sound great, and have never failed me.
Same prices as a 57, sounds better (IMO), and is more durable (again IMO).
Manufacturer Support
Haven't had to contact them.
The Wow Factor
Eh, its black? Zero to little EQ'ing is very impressive, allows you to get an amazing sound very quickly even if your mixer/preamp is lacking in channel settings.
Musical Background:
10+ years live sound engineer, drummer
Musical Style:
rock, pop, funk, r&b, hip-hop, reggae
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